I can see why Amy Karol's collars are being modeled by inflatable dogs in Bend the Rules Sewing. My live model was less than cooperative. He either wouldn't look at me or wanted to lick the camera.
I used his old collar to figure out how to thread the strip through the hardware, available at Joann. If I make another one, I'll probably add some interfacing to make it less floppy. It was really quick and easy to make.
There are so many over-the-top accessories and things that make me laugh when I see them on small dogs, but I won't buy clothes for this guy. A patchwork collar, though, seems acceptable. But that's my limit. (He does have a red bow tie, which makes me smile every time I put it on him on Christmas day! He's a good sport.)