Paracord Cat Harness




My kitty, Woble, the 3 legged surprise cat, wanted to go outside, and the comersial gear wouldn't work for him unless I wanted to spend big bucks for the special gear made for him. So, I made him a harness that he doesn't get out of, and I think he likes it! His almost identical brother is more okay with being ha delved so he is the model for most of the tutorial. This is my first instructable so please help me out, if there is something that is missing, or seems out of place, let me know please! I love helpful criticism but saying something like this is terrible don't do any more please, is just mean. Thank you hope this helps your furry legged little friends!

Step 1: What You Need:

1. 2 colors of paracord
2. A snap buckle
3. A D-ring
4. A small swivel clasp
5. Scissors

Step 2: Step 1

The head collar. Any regular collar would work for this but my cat has a paracord collar so that is what I will be using for the instructable. If you are going to make your collar you will need to use the simple cobra weave explained in the nest step.

Step 3: Step 2

Making the body. This piece should fit loosely behind the cats legs. You should be able to wrap this piece around your cat 5-6 times. Once you have that size, cut the cord. Then, take the other color of cord and stretch them together so that they are equal lengths. You will be using the cobra stitch to make this harness. See photos for help stitching.

Step 4: Step 3

Adding the connector. Paracord must be able to wrap around thick part of hand 5 times for small hands(child), 4 1/2 for medium(adult girl), or 3 times for large(adult male). Then you start to weave the cobra you add the D-clip.



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    5 Discussions

    lake michigan girl

    2 years ago

    I love this harness. I need to make 2. Could you add more detailed steps for attaching hardware to harness? Your kitty Woble is adorable >^,,^<


    That looks great. Unfortunately, my cat would murder me in my sleep if I try to put anything on him.

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    haha. Before my cat understood that was the only way to go out, he hated it with a passion. I swear he was trying to take off one of my fingers!


    3 years ago

    Please consider adding a breakaway clasp to the collar if it doesn't already have one. A strangled kitty is a horrible thing to come home to.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    the clasp is kinda old so if he gets into a REALLY tough situation(which he does frequently, it breaks), but I don't stray far from him while he's outside because of aggressive neibors get animals.