How To Make A Small Dog Harness With Grosgrain Ribbon

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The smaller a dog is, the harder it is to find them a harness that will fit them properly. This tutorial will show you how to make a custom fitting small dog harness using grosgrain ribbon. Since I do not own a small dog, Mr. Stuffie is going to be the model. He is very obedient and patient :)

If you liked this tutorial, I have a bunch more like them at my blog

*NOTE* the materials used for this harness are suitable for small dogs weighing 10 pounds and under only! If you want to make this style of harness for a larger dog you must use a sturdier material like nylon webbing.
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Step 1: Tools And Supplies

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For this project you will need; a sewing machine, a plastic snap, D-ring and slider, a marking pen, scissors, pins, one large hole bead and three feet of any kind of ribbon that you wish. The size of the hardware is dependent on the width of the ribbon that you choose to use. My ribbon was 3/4" wide, so I needed 3/4" hardware.

Step 2: Adding The Slider

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Run one end of the ribbon over the bar of the slider and sew two seams to secure it.

Step 3: Adding The Snap

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Thread the ribbon through the snap and the back over the bar of the slider so that it looks like the picture.

Step 4: Threading The Ribbon Through the Pony Bead

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Around the middle of the ribbon, fold it in half and thread it through the pony bead so that a loop comes out on the other side. Make the loop wide enough so that it will fit over your dog’s head.

Step 5: Adding the D-ring

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Thread the ribbon through the D-ring and then through the free end of the snap.
nerf lover 2 years ago
Hi were did you get that dog model?
stieg5 years ago
 wow this is great!
thinking of doing a whole bunch of these anyone know of a better site than
keydogstony5 years ago
I lile the design. Most Harness my dog can slip out of.
With this design, I don't see how she could.