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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?



***New Digital Product - Nov 2016***

Our latest pdf product has just launched! Simply head over to the Dogge Bio page for further details.

Hint: It's the perfect homemade gift for someone who loves dogs!




* Dog Stuff Spotlight * Dec 2016 *

For more holiday gift ideas, just see our Dog Gifts section. Or consider making a Christmas dog sweater, coat (Pattern 2 B Fleece Coat), or collar. Naturally, you can change the colors if you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other type of holiday.

Swiffer in a sweater that was put together in about five minutes.

Speaking of holidays, just before we headed to Thanksgiving dinner at a relative's house, we took apart a head scarf ensemble I'd made that didn't quite fit my daughter and turned it into a dog sweater.

The larger rectangle of crocheted work became the body, rolled over at one end and then sewn together to fit his neck. The thinner, longer piece was wrapped around Swiffer for a belly band. I didn't have time to trim the raggedy pieces or add a 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.