Now you can make a snuggie for dogs with this free pattern! I know what you're thinking, but this really is perfect for cold days when even your pup doesn't want to go outside. Stitch up this quick fleece snuggley jacket, and your dog will be ready for any weather. . . or as Zoey prefers, a nice cozy nap.
Depending on the size of your pooch, you'll need about 1/2 yd - 1 yd of fleece, a 2-5" piece of elastic, some thread, and about 12" of velcro. This pattern is slightly more complicated than the previous snuggies I've posted. So if you're new to sewing, hang in there, skip the extra hemming steps, and feel free to ask questions!
I promise that this will be the last in my snuggie series. Regular programming is scheduled to resume immediately.
Step 1: Tracing the Pattern
I've included the pattern I made for Zoey, based on her measurements. She is long and tall for a small dog, so this pattern is a bit unique. Also, since this was made as a gift, I didn't have Zoey around to try the snuggie on her and make adjustments. You will be able to create a much more perfect fit to your own pet!
You can expand this pattern, or make something similar to suit your own dog's needs. Measure them from neck to the base of the tail, add 2" for the cowl, and that is the finished length of the pattern you print out.
If your dog has long legs, you can extend the length of the sleeve along the edge that is marked "fold."
Print out the pattern and adjust the size to suit your pooch.
Where the pattern is marked "fold" means that the fabric should be folded in half and that edge of the pattern should lay along the folded edge of the fabric.
Alternatively, you can print out two of each piece marked "fold" and tape them together, giving you a complete pattern piece that you can lay out on one layer of fabric.
Fold the fleece in half and place the body pattern and sleeve pieces on the fold. You'll need to do this twice with the sleeve - or, make a mirror image of the paper pattern piece and tape them together so you have the whole piece instead of half before cutting out of fleece.
Not show in the photo, but included in the pattern, is a strip for the velcro closures. I used three of these, but how many you need will depend on the size of your finished snuggie.