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