How to Make a Victorian Pet Collar

Dress up your favorite pet like this adorable dog.

Now you can make your favorite pet an authentic Victorian pet collar with directions from an 1872 Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The collar consists of a strip of blue cashmere sixteen inches long and an inch and a quarter wide, which is ornamented, a s shown by the color illustration, with application figures of red cloth and with button-hole and herring­bone stitching of red saddler’s silk. Find details here.


This 1850s daguerreotype features a perky dog (with a hand-colored collar) balanced obediently on a tassel trimmed table. [Digital image: Daguerreotype, hand-colored. American, c.1854. Courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.]