If you have a pet that needs to go outside, there is a good chance that you own a collar and leash. Collars are great, but harnesses are more secure since they come around your pet in the front and the back. I wanted to make a harness for my own cats but I couldn't find any methods that I had any practice with. I knew how to do the cobra stitch (that's the one used to make paracord bracelets) and I had some left-over paracord so I figured out how to make a harness.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
For a paracord harness you will need...
(2) Plastic Buckles
(Several) Packages of Paracord
(1) Pair of Scissors
NOTE: You don't need the wooden dowel I only used that to show simply how to use the cobra stitch.
Step 2: Measure Your Pet
As noted in the picture, you need three measurements. One for around the belly, one for around the neck, and one that equals the distance between the first and second measurements.
Step 3: Learn the Cobra Stitch
Now it is time to start the Cobra Stitch. all you need to do is pull your cord so two "strands" come down the middle with the two ends down off the sides. Let's call the one on the left "A" and the one on the right "B". The next step corresponds to the next picture. Now take "A" and bring it over the middle and under "B". Now take "B" and bring it under the middle and over "A". Pull both ends tight. To continue the stitch you repeat until it is the desired length. Feel free to practice until you know the stitch.