After checking out our pet bowl free project last Friday, I got the urge to see what other cool canine accessories were floating around online. Fun and mostly easy, these six stitch and fabric video tutorials might bring the fashion police down on your dog, but she’ll love the attention.
Weren’t small dogs just made for dressing up in human clothes? Tremendously easy, this no-sew pup project from Howcast would be great to do with the kids. My brother and sister-in-law recently adopted an adorable chihuahua named Ren (remember Ren & Stimpy?) to be a friend to their first chihuahua, Frida (named after Frida Kahlo). They already have some snazzy collars, but I think they’d look sharp in some little sock sweaters. Maybe I could get my niece in on it. There’s even a turtleneck option in case Fido likes to wax philosophical. Find the right sock for your pup, make a few simple cuts, and get stylin’!
Video from YouTube user: cyberseams
Be sure to choose a hardy material for this pillow sleeper. Denim or a thick canvas should stand the best chance of holding up. Maybe try some recycled materials!
Video from YouTube user: AmericanSewingExpo
The instructor does a nice job of reviewing everything you’ll need before beginning the collar. With the right ribbon choices, this piece could go cutesy or classy. You can customize to your heart’s content!
Video from YouTube user: cheschiiire (Van Hoang)
Your pup can look like your perfect little jogging buddy! I’ve often heard that giving yourself incentive to exercise (like getting new running shoes) can help you get started. Maybe you just need a little doggie accessory boost!
Video series from eHow expert: Jennifer Jones
Family biz site: A Perfect Fit Alterations in Burleson, TX
This video series is pretty much a complete guide to making a dog coat. Jennifer walks you through taking measurements, backstitching, adding lace, and attaching velcro. It’s the total package.
Video from YouTube user: ravensymonepresents
Website: Raven-Symoné SOURCE
You know Raven Symoné (actress, singer, comedian) of That’s So Raven and College Road Trip fame? Well, she also posts crafty how-to videos online. This is a kid-friendly, no-sew collar made from an old belt and bling.