Introduction: Braided T-Shirt Dog Toy

A quick, easy, and probably free, DIY project. Turn any t-shirt into a fun tug toy to play with your dog.


  • Old T-Shirts
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Rope (optional)

Step 1:

Lay shirt out on the ground.

Step 2:

Cut off collar, bottom seam, and arm seams. Cut off sleeves and put to side for later.

Step 3:

Cut shirt in 1-1 1/2 “ strips and place into pile.

Step 4:

Cut the sleeves in half so they become a long rectangle. Cut the fabric into strips and place into pile.

Step 5:

Grab one strips, cut in half and tie around top of strip pile.

Step 6:

Braid t-shirt strips, tie bottom half, and cut off any excess.

Step 7:

1. Be creative. Braid could include a piece rope OR cut multiple shirts to make multi-colored toys.