With a few basic sewing skills you can turn an old hoodie into a great dog coat. Perfect for those cold morning walks and so much more fun than what you can buy in a pet store. Just because my dog has short hair and we live in a northern climate doesn't mean I want to dress him up like a poodle!!
There is no definate pattern to adapt a hoodie to fit your dog, you will have to fit it as you go. Just remember to keep the dog's best interests at heart. For example...
- never use straight pins while fitting the hoodie on my dog, use safety pins instead
- always check the hoodie for the dog's comfort- not too tight, full range of motion, etc
- be patient with your dog- while it is possible to knock this project out in a couple of hours your dog will quickly become bored with all the trying on and "fittings" so its best to break it up into several smaller sessions
Step 1: You will need....
safety pins, straight pins
measuring tape, opt.
one VERY patient dog
Step 2: First cut off the hood
I like to cut the hoods off, flip them around and stitch them on "backwards." That way the all the images, logos, etc are "on top" of the dog as well as the pouch.
Step 3: Try the hoodless hoodie on....
Cut both arms the same length and hem. You may need to try on and remove the hoodie several times to do this.