If you are like me, you have two different sized dogs. You got your little guy, Sir Didymus(aka Didy) and your big guy Sir Budrick(aka Buddy). Walking them together is a low key nightmare, since they seem to constantly get tangled in each other's leashes. So why not make one leash that connects both of them.
- Fabric(it can be the same pattern or different)
- Thread and Needle
-2 Leash Clips
- 1 Metal Ring
- 2 Adjusting Buckles(Optional)
- 2 Metal Frames(Optional)
Step 1: Cutting Fabric
The clips I had are about 1" wide. Since I am using a sewing machine I cut my strips into 1 1/2" wide strips to allows a 1/4" seam allowance.
As for length it all depends on the size of your pets. For mine in this case I used a smaller amount of the black fabric (21") than the colorful one(36").
Step 2: Sewing the Fabric
Like I mentioned I used a sewing machine with black all purpose thread with 1/4" seam allowance. You could hand stitch them together too(just takes more time). Sew them inside out only on the long sides(keeping the ends open makes turning it right side out easier)
*When turning right side out using a pencil or chopstick will help pull the fabric through
Step 3: Attching Hardware
once everything is right side out it's time for hardware.
Clip Hardware: This is the easiest to attach. Simply fold about and 1"-2" over the frame and stitch closed(Hand stitching seems easiest at this point)
Metal Ring: It is the same process as applying the clip hardware, just on the other side of the fabric
Optional Hardware: If you wanted to apply adjustable strap bracing it get a tiny bit more complicated. First you weave the fabric around the top part of the adjusting clip and through the same metal square hardware. Then you fold it around the metal ring, back through the metal frame again, and weave it under the adjusting clip where it is sewn in place.
*Picture attached for better understanding
Step 4: Enjoy Your Walks
Enjoy a tangled free walk