Instructables

Dog toy from recycled pants

Step 1: Supplies used

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Two pairs of pants
Scissors
Sewing needle
Strong thread

Step 3: Cut

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We wanted as much fabric as possable. Cut legs off of both pairs of pants.

Step 6: Braid and sew

Braid the three strands together. Keep the braid as tight as possable. It is helpful to have someone help hold the ankle end while you braid.

After you are done braiding hand sew the end.
gia3 years ago
My friend got a puppy yesterday, and I was wondering how to make puppy toys (I've made cat toys for ages, but they don't have to be as strong or chew-proof as dog toys). And this one was perfect.
I didn't have old pants so I used a pile of old t-shirts instead, and made knots to the end. I'll update once the puppy has tested it (as in if the t-shirts are as durable etc). :)
myra1mom (author)  gia3 years ago
i just adore puppy breath :) i can't wait to see pics of your creation
Instead of sewing, I did knots.

Thanks for the instructable! c:
sieburth4 years ago
Great idea!  Can you just tie the ends, rather than sew them?  I'm going to try this one tonight!
mkok596 years ago
Why,why have I been buying dog toys?
How cool!
I wish my dog was still alive. =/
He died when he was about 3 or 4 months old, my mom would have definitely have done this probably, because she sews and stuff.
Very good job, your dog is cute too. ;-)
myra1mom (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Thank you for your kind comments. I am so sad about your puppy. The loss of a companion is really hard. One of our of our pups passed on about two years ago, she was nineteen. I miss her very much. I had to remind myself how lucky I am to of shared my life with her and that other pups need love too... When we brought our baby boy into our home I wasn't sure if I could do it. But my heart just made room for another and I am so grateful...
Thank you. Also my neighbors dog was kind of old, we knew him since we moved in, and he passed away about a year ago I think. He was my favorite dog back then. That was before I got my puppies. We had two, and we gave the brother to my mom's friend. I really want another puppy, but my mom was really sad when he died, so we are not sure yet, so we will have to wait...