You could do a fall print on one side and one the other a winter print, or as I have done two prints of your own choosing!
Here"s a simple sewing pattern for a dog coat that is reversible. Simple sewing skills and supplies are all you need.
Step 1: Supplies
Paper for a pattern
Ruler or yard stick
Two pieces of fabric, the length will depend on the measurement of your dog.
Step 2: Measuring and Making the Pattern.
Using these two measurements, draw a "U" shape on to pattern paper.
From the top of the "U" to the bottom curve will be the dogs measurement from neck to tail. the side to side measurement will be the sides of the "U".
Now extend the top of your "U" several inches,enough extra to wrap around the dogs neck and overlap slightly onto the chest.
Time to finish the pattern-using the photo for reference- you will want to add the back/head/neck area and connect the "legs" of the "U" that wrap around the dogs chest.
The neck size is going to depend upon your dogs size. You may want to try the paper pattern on the dog for reference and adjust as needed.
Step 3: Patterning the Collar
Step 4: Cutting Out the Pieces
Do the same for both pattern pieces on both of the chosen materials. You will have four pieces when finished cutting.
Step 5: Optional Embellishments.
I have pieced several pieces together (as shown in photo 2,3,4,& 5) to form a patch for on my coat. You may have something else in mind or even use permanent marker to write the dogs name on to a contrasting fabric and use it for you patch.
On the piece you want to embellish, find the center and mark with pins.
Next place the design or patch onto the mark and pin in place.
Using a wide zig zag stitch-close together -sew around the entire patch.
If you are not comfortable with just pinning the patch in place you could also use sew and bond to hold it in place, then
zig zag around it.
Step 6: Finally Sewing!
The neck area that you previously cut out will NOT be sewn.
Sew from pin to pin, see photo using 1/4 " seam allowance.
Next clip curves, careful not to cut through stitches, this will help material lay flat when turned right side out.
Turn fabric, like a pillow case, through the neck opening. You may want to press with an iron or just finger press the seams down as I have done.
Now top stitch around the collar from opening to opening to hold pieces together and give a finished look.
Fold collar in half to find middle and place onto dog coat, matching center points.
Pin in place, easing material around the neck area.
Keep in mind if using two different materials on the collar, to match the right side of the collar facing up with the right side of the coat.
Step 7: Sewing Front to Back.
Next you will need to mark an opening for the belly straps,see photo. The placement of these depends on the length of the dog.
You do not want to place them too far back on the coat especially if you dog is a male, he still needs to be able to pee past the band.
Once you have these openings marked your ready to sew.
You will NOT sew the openings for the belly bands (one on either side), or ONE of the "U" legs, where the chest piece overlaps.
Sew 1/4'' seam allowance the entire way around the coat, neck included.
Clip curves and gently turn right side out through the "U" leg opening.
Pin flat or press flat, including the "u" leg opening .
Step 8: The Belly Band.
Again the length of the band and width will depend upon your dog.
My strips are 2 -1/2" X 4" (small dog).
Cut yours a little longer than you think you may need, they have to overlap & more is better than not enough.
Sew right sides together on three sides of each strip.
Clip corners and turn right side out.
Finger press or iron flat and top stitch around the three sides. Once again on both strips.
Step 9: Almost DONE!
Top stitch around the entire coat, catching the belly straps to secure in place. You may want to do a decorative stitch instead of plain top stitching.
Step 10: Velcro Time!!
Note** DO NOT use glue on Velcro It may become a choking hazard!!
Belly Straps First.
At this point you will need to place the coat onto the dog to get accurate placement for the Velcro.
Once you have decided and marked placement all that is left is to sew in place.
If your belly strap is too long, cut it to size and sew Velcro in place, zig zagging along the cut end of the strap to finish the edge.
Step 11: This Is IT !
After marking placement, sew into place.
Because the Velcro on the coat will overlap you can reverse this coat and use either side!
Step 12: FINISHED !
This is Tucker and his owner is a HUGE Star Wars Fan.
Thank you for viewing.
I hope you may have been inspired to give it a try!