DIY Dog Collared Shirt Tutorial – (Step by Step)

Last Updated on October 28, 2023

Hello, fellow dog lovers! I’m Teresia, and today, I’m thrilled to share a delightful DIY project that will make your canine companion the most stylish pup in town. Here, I’ll guide you through creating an adorable dress dog collared shirt without a single stitch.

Dog Collared Shirt


  • Give your dog a trendy makeover using old shirts—no sewing required!
  • Measure for a perfect fit, ensuring your dog’s comfort and style.
  • Upcycle old shirts, reducing waste and embracing eco-friendly practices.
  • Enjoy a simple, enjoyable DIY project with minimal effort and maximum style impact.
  • Store fabric scraps for future projects, sparking endless crafting possibilities.

Dog Collared Shirt

Dog Collared Shirt

It’s easy, fun, and fantastic to upcycle old shirts into fashionable accessories for your furry friends. So, grab a dress shirt, and let’s get started!

Materials & Items Needed

Before we dive in, let’s gather the materials you’ll need for this project:

  1. A dress shirt (men’s extra-large or boys’ dress shirt with the required strip of fabric)
  2. Measuring tape
  3. Fabric scissors

Steps to Create Your DIY Dog Collared Shirt

Step 1: Measure Your Dog’s Neck

Measure Your Dog's Neck
Measure Your Dog’s Neck

Start by measuring your dog’s neck to ensure the collar fits comfortably. This step is crucial, especially if you’re using a second-hand shirt. Remember, a well-fitted collar is essential for your dog’s comfort.

Step 2: Cut the Collar

Cut the Collar
Cut the Collar

Carefully cut the collar off the shirt. Pay attention to the top stitching on the collar tab; cut just below the folded edge of the top stitching on the neck tab.

Avoid cutting into the fabric beneath the stitching, as this can cause fraying. If you accidentally cut into the collar tab, you can use a Fray check to prevent further fraying.

Step 3: Upcycling Tip

Don’t let the remaining shirt go to waste! Consider upcycling the leftover fabric. You can cut out sleeves, open them up, and use the fabric for various sewing projects.

Store these fabric pieces neatly for future use, and explore creative ways to incorporate them into your crafts.

Step 4: Wrap Up and Store

Dog Collared Shirt
Wrap Up and Store

For the collar you’ve just cut, neatly wrap it around a card or any suitable material and store it in your fabric stash. This way, you’ll have a handy collection of collars ready for your future DIY projects.


There is a simple yet charming DIY dress shirt dog collar for your beloved pet. This no-sew project ensures your dog’s comfort and allows you to repurpose old shirts creatively. So, raid your closet or visit thrift stores to find the perfect shirt with a cute print. Your furry friend will thank you for the stylish upgrade! Have a pawsome day, and happy crafting!

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