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Make dog stuff at home!

Learn how to make dog stuff using our free instructions.




* Make Dog Stuff Spotlight * May 2018 *

Over the years, several visitors have asked me whether we have any patterns for a dog backpack. 

Well I experimented this winter with a few ideas and came up with the needleworked Dogge Panniersshown below. I hope to have the instructions ready in e-book format by the end of summer, if not sooner, so stay tuned!


Stella, a brindle Pitbull mix models a needleworked set of panniers.Stella trying out the Dogge Panniers™ - there are still a few finishing touches needed.




New to Making Dog Stuff?

If you're a newbie, we'd suggest you start with something simple such as Crocheted Dog Socks or Knitted Dog Leg Warmers; then gradually challenge yourself with more complex projects.

You may also want to check out other ideas on the Dog Accessories page first, before tackling something like a dog ramp or bed.




           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!

I couldn't do all this without my sweet and generous hubby who helps with technical and engineering matters. 




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  or the Dog Harness Dress by Cynthia from California).

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