Every January, our cocker spaniel Galahad suffers from some kind of allergic itch. We end up clipping all his hair off and bathing him in prescription shampoo to keep him from nibbling himself raw. This may be Florida, but January *is* actually the cold month, so the poor little guy needs protection from the cold.
I had a couple pairs of sweatpants that shrank and ended up about capri-length (argh! argh! I *hate* too-short pants!) and so I cut off the legs and made them into barn shorts. I was looking at the cut off legs, with their fleece and the elastic at the bottom, and realized that I could probably recycle them as vests for the poor cold dog.
This was an eaaaaasy project--and considering I usually get sweatpants at Walgreens for 3/$10, it might even be cheap enough to just buy sweatpants to make into dog vests. (Huh. Maybe that's why they shrink...) The second one of these that I made took about 5 minutes.
Step 1: Materials
Materials needed for this project:
- Thread for sewing machine or hand sewing
- I needed one and a half sweat pants legs. For a larger dog, you might need two, three, four legs.
- Sewing machine or hand sewing needle