I sewed on my scottie pin by simple basting around neck and hind. It positioned the collar properly. I actually wish Kit had a Scottish Terrier as they were so popular during the 1930's and later becasue of FDR's dog Fala, but he had his dog in the 30's. Of course partial becasue I have owned these dogs my whole life. I spend lots of time buying the pins and sewing them on for the Mom's I know....I care more than they do I think. But really sewing works perfectly and keeps the collar more perky and rounded rather than just flat.