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Simple dog coat for all weathers!

by Emma
(Liverpool UK)

Materials
Old raincoat (or you can use old fabric, plastic and super glue)
Sturdy needle and thread
Cushion/ soft toy stuffing
Measuring tape
Pencil or pen
Scrap paper
Buttons
Super glue
Scissors

1. Measure your dog from:
Neck to rear end
Width of your dog from his belly all the way round
Legs
Head width length and width
Write all these measurements down on the scrap paper.

2. Cut your raincoat or fabric and plastic to the size needed which you have noted down on the scrap paper. Add a few centimetres onto what`s needed for extra comfort. Make sure all the pieces fit your dog. If they are too small add some onto it by stitching or if it is too big cut it down to a suitable piece. Now sew them. But DON`T sew them together yet nor sew the body part don't even touch that yet or the hood really, just the legs. Make holes in the fabric for the body for the legs (of course make 4!)

3. If using fabric, coat it with plastic to make it waterproof and stick it down with super glue (not necessary if using an old raincoat). Now add the stuffing on with super glue. On all parts!

4. Sew everything together. DON`T sew the body but sew the legs to it and the hood but don`t sew the bottom of the hood. Add slits using your scissors and sew the buttons on. Attach everything together using that for the bottom of the body and the bottom of the hood so you can easily put it on your dog.

That`s all! They are quite complicated to make at first but it gets easier and easier. :)


Emma, we appreciate your contribution and trust that many dog owners (and their dogs) will benefit from this information.
Jo

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by Krista M.
(MacGregor, Manitoba, Canada)

Cy modeling her new fall coat.

Cy modeling her new fall coat.

A great place to find ideas for custom clothing and beds for your pets.


Editor's note: Thank you for sending in the super photo. Look for it on our home page in March! We love the idea for creating a doggie outfit in plaid - especially if your family has a special tartan that identifies you as part of a certain clan.

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how to make a dog coat

I make what is like a dog coat.

So take your fabric and cut up so it makes a point. Make sure you have two things of fabric.
Then you cut the points so that it is big enough to fit your dogs rear end.
Then cut straight until it is big enough for your dogs back then cut two flaps that fit around your dogs neck.
Add some buttons or a design on the coat and then you're done :)

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