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Make dog stuff at home!

Learn how to make dog stuff using our free instructions.




           How Did Make Dog Stuff Start?

Comet 1998-2010. Wasn't he a handsome fella?

This website began in 2006 to share items I'd made for Comet.

After that, I began looking for other things to make in an eco friendly, cost effective way. Scrounging and creativity became the name of the game!

My sweet and generous hubby helps with technical and engineering matters. What's not to love?




* Dog Stuff Spotlight * Jan 2017 *

Happy New Year to you all! With less time needed for practicing music, there's more for making stuff, especially dog stuff. I've been teaching myself some new crochet and beadwork patterns... such fun!

Above is my latest attempt at a crocheted dog sweater. I found a delightful book that teaches you how to make all sorts of granny squares. The above patterned is based on the basic granny square, using double crochet, chain and slip stitches. The center patch is a two-color motif, with the sides a two-color diagonal design.

The squares worked very quickly - sewing them together and weaving in the ends took longer. I then crocheted the button around a one-cent coin as I didn't have a plastic button.




New to Making Dog Stuff?

If you're a newbie, we'd suggest you start with something simple; then gradually challenge yourself with more complex projects.

For example, you may want to check out the Dog Accessories page for some ideas first, before tackling something like a dog ramp or bed.




Our Purpose

We aim to:

  • Teach you to make your own dog products using  recycled materials whenever possible.
  • Provide a springboard for you to come up with your own ideas.
  • Have you share things you've created for your dog(s)!

Although there's no charge for most of the instructions for how to make our dog products, we do have a few specially engineered dog plans for wheelchairs and ramps, which are available for purchase at a relatively low cost.




Share Your Dog Stuff!

To share how you make dog stuff, go to the Homemade Dog Stuff page and follow the instructions. It's easy to submit - all you need to do is fill out a simple form, describe what you've made, and add up to four digital photos of your project (photos are very welcome but not required).

Usable contributions that are of sufficient length become a stand-alone page on our site (for example, the DIY Pool Ramp by Marie from Gibraltar or the Dog Harness Dress by Cynthia from California).

Good ideas that are shorter are incorporated into existing pages, with credit given to you.