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Cool Collarettes
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It’s like magic. Something old becomes new again.  

 Materials

  • Shirt with a collar the right size for your dog. It should be 3"- 4" bigger than the exact neck measurement. You can find different sizes by using children’s, women’s and men’s shirts. It must also have a neckband. That’s the piece that joins the collar to the shirt and allows you to cut it off in one piece.
  • Some kind of glue that is made for preventing fray. There are several kinds available in sewing and craft stores.
  • Another kind of glue that creates a permanent fabric bond and can be washed.
  • A special button.
  • Small piece of Velcro tm.
  • Assorted trims and decorations.
  • Embroidery floss.
 Directions
1. Cut the collar off the shirt being careful to stay as close to the seam as possible but without cutting into the neckband.
2. Spread the fray block glue along the bottom seam. It will dry clear on most fabrics. When dry, trim loose threads and fabric.
3. If you want to use the button to open and close the collar, then make sure your new button fits the hole and replace the old one. Or you can sew Velcro in place of a button for easier access and then you can add a bigger button or other decoration to the front.
4. Decorate with trims and/or embroidery to your heart’s content! These can be sewed or glued with the permanent washable glue.
[Note: The collarettes are designed to fit loosely around your dog’s neck and are not intended for leash attachment.]
 
 
Make a dog sweater from an old toddler sweater

If you have a small dog, you probably know how cool they can get in the wintertime. But when doggie  sweaters can cost 30 or $40 of the pet store, if not more, it doesn't make much money sense to buy one of them unless you have the money to spare. Fortunately, you can easily make one yourself. And best of all no knitting skills are required.

Simply take one of your toddlers outgrown sweaters, or pick up the hands and it went from a thrift store, and try it on your dog for size. Measure the "legs" and you will then want to carefully cut to a bout half an inch from the paws, making sure you take the sweater off your dog first.

Then let some leftover yarn, "sew" the edges of the sweater doesn't unravel. And depending on the girth of your dog, you may need to use some of this yarn at the bottom of the sweater to use as a drawstring, so the sweater doesn't drag on the ground.

Voila, you have a doggie sweater!
 
Vintage Dog Sweater

When it comes to dogs--they deserve to look fetching too! Host Jesse Kelly Landes takes a sleeve from a sweater and creates a dog sweater any dog would love to wear!

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Jesse takes a sweater sleeve and creates this adorable dog sweater.
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Figure A
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Figure B
Materials:

old sweater with sleeve to match the size of your dog
Fray Block
scissors
keg or bell or other embellishments
needle and thread

Vintage Dog Sweater

This project takes approximately one hour to complete.

  1. Measure your dog from the nape of the neck to the top of the tail.

  2. Cut sleeve off of a sweater, the length of the dog measurements, and throw away the rest of the sweater.

    Note: Keep the other sweater sleeve in case you make a mistake. The wristband on the sleeve will fit snuggly and comfortably around your dog.

  3. Cut the top of the sleeve to match the length of the dog.

  4. Cut the bottom of the sweater a few inches shorter, at a curved angle around the belly of the dog (figure A).

  5. Approximately 3" from the sleeve's wristband make two small incisions side by side, several inches apart, in the sweater (figure B). These will be the front leg holes.

    Note: You will want to measure the width between the dog's front legs to judge the exact hole placement apart from each other.

  6. Fray Block all the raw edges of the sweater to keep it from raveling. Be sure to read the label before using.

    Tip: Use Fray Block in a well-ventilated area.

  7. You can embellish the dog sweater with a bell, a keg, or dog tags, You could also use the sweater sleeve as a base for a larger project like a doggie costume.

    Tip: Sew the buttons behind your dog's head so he can't chew them!

 
 
Paw Protectors and Winter Dog Boots

 

Did you know that the salt used to keep roads and sidewalks clear in the winter can be harmful to your hound's paws? Have you ever noticed your dog doing the "cold foot shuffle” when you're walking him or her in the winter? Maybe you need to whip up a set of these simple paw protectors or winter boots!
 Important Note!  Sizes may need to be
adjusted to fit your dog.

Paw Protectors

These simple-to-make paw protectors are great for:

  • Keeping paws dry for dogs that don't like getting their feet wet in the rain
  • Protecting paws when walking on rough or uneven surfaces
  • Protecting paws from the heat of pavement in hot weather
  • Protecting paws from salt and other chemicals used to melt ice and snow
  • Keeping paws warm when walking in snowy or icy conditions
  • Preventing damage from scratching when medical conditions such as skin allergies arise
  •  Each set of paw protectors takes about 30 minutes to make.

Materials Needed

  • 1/4 yard of strong, non-slip fabric such as cordura nylon, pack cloth, upholstery fabric, or suede
  • Four 4” lengths of 1”-wide sew-in hook-and-loop tape

Instructions

1. Cut 8 pieces of fabric in the shape shown below. Each piece should be about 4-1/4” wide and 7-1/2” tall.

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2. Sew the scratchy side of the hook-and-loop tape to the right side of 4 of the shapes about 4-1/2” from the rounded end.
 3. Form four sandwiches with right sides together. Each sandwich should contain one piece with hook-and-loop tape and one piece without. In between these two pieces of fabric, insert the fuzzy side of the hook-and-loop tape with the fuzzy side facing away from the scratchy side of the hook-and-loop tape.

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4. Sew around all but the short, straight side of the boot, using a 1/2” seam allowance. Be sure to catch one edge of the fuzzy side of the hook-and-loop tape in the seam, but leave the other edge free.
 5. Turn each assembly right side out. Fold top edge over twice (once will do for suede) and topstitch to form finished edge on each boot.
 6. To test the boots, slip them on to your dog's foot with the scratchy side of the hook-and-loop tape facing forward. Wrap the free, fuzzy strip of the hook-and-loop tape tightly around your dog's leg; it should fall above the "wrist” or "ankle” joint for best results. Now take a test walk. Paw protectors might twist on the foot, but they should not fall off.

Winter Boots

Since the paw protectors are relatively small, they may fall off in deep snow, not to be found until spring. They also have a tendency to twist while on the dog's foot. If you find this annoying, try making full winter boots. The ones pictured here have a decorative fur trim to really make a fashion statement. Each set of winter boots takes 30 to 60 minutes to make, depending upon materials and embellishments.

To make the winter boots, follow the paw protector instructions, but make the shapes for the front feet 12-1/2” tall (rather than 7-1/2”). For best results, use two strips of hook-and-loop tape: one 4-1/2” from the toe (so it is just above the first joint), and one 7” from the toe (so it is just above the second joint). For the back paws, the shapes should be 16-1/2” tall with the hook-and-loop tape 4-1/2” and 12”from the toe.
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 Dog Bone Placemat
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Finished Size: 14" x 22"

Pattern Level: Easy

Seam Allowance: 1/4" used throughout.

Materials Needed:

1/2-yard  (front)

1/2-yard  (back)

1/2-yard polyester fleece

Iron-on Flexible Vinyl (1 package), matching thread

Cutting and Assembly:

1. Cut 1 piece 15" x 23" from dog print. Following manufacturer's instructions

apply vinyl to the right side of fabric piece. Enlarge bone pattern with a copier or

by another method until each background square measures 1". Tape pattern

together where specified. Cut out 1 placemat front on fold and 1 placemat back on

fold from star print.

2. Use pattern to cut 1 bone on fold from fleece. Cut away 1/4" all around outside

edges of fleece piece. Pin placemat front to placemat back with wrong sides

facing, sandwiching fleece in between. Stitch together around edges of placemat

using a machine satin stitch.

 

 
60-Minute Jingle Dog Collar
 
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This whimsical collar takes 15 minutes of machine sewing and about 45 minutes of hand stitching to get the jingle bells on. Just the kind of thing you can work on while riding in the car or watching TV.
These collars look good on any dog. And the jingle bells add a festive air, whether your dog is dressing up as a jester or donning his collar for the holidays.
Size may need to be adjusted to fit your dog.
 
Materials Needed
  • 1/2 yard of fleece or other thick or stiff fabric, 60” wide
  • 10 jingle bells (3/8” to 1/2” in diameter)
  • approximately 14” of 1/4”-wide elastic
Directions
1. Fold the fabric in half to form one long skinny rectangle 9” x 60”. First mark the "ditch” points, as shown in the diagram below, as follows: Make a mark along the 9” side, measuring up 4” from the fold. Then make a mark every 6” across the length of the fabric; each of these marks will be 4” up from the fold.
2. Mark the "tip” points, as follows: Make a mark along the 60”-long raw edge, measuring in 3” from the 9” side. Then make a mark every 6” from this first mark along the 60”-long raw edge. These "tips” should be 9” from the folded edge. Note that the "tips” are offset from the "ditch” marks by 3”.
3. Sew in a saw-tooth pattern to join the marks. The result should look like the diagram above. If your fabric frays easily, it’s best to stitch on top of the first stitching to reinforce the "ditches” and "tips.”
4. Trim about 1/4” to 1/2” away from the stitching line; start cutting from the raw edge – DON’T cut the folded edge. Be sure to clip all the way down to the stitches in the "V’s” that form the "ditches.” And be sure to trim fabric away quite close to the "tips.”
5. Turn the jagged tube right side out. Gently poke the "tips” out using a point turner or other blunt or rounded object. Note: if you use the point of a closed scissors to push out the "tips,” you run the risk of pushing the scissors all the way through the fabric.
6. Feed the elastic through the tube and sew the two ends of the elastic together.
7. Use a whip stitch to hand-sew the two ends of the collar together to form the round collar shape.
8. Sew a jingle bell on each of the 10 points.
 
Important Note!  Sizes may need to be adjusted to fit your dog.
 

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