Make dog stuff at home!

Learn how to make dog stuff using our free or low-cost instructions.




*Make Dog Stuff Spotlight *
* November 2018 *

Fall or autumn in the northern hemisphere means it's time for making dog sweaters! Knitted ones tend to be warmer; although you can add a lining to crocheted jerseys for insulation. Knitted creations also lend themselves well to decorations, as for this autumn sweater I made for our Chiweenie (shown below).  

For a Thanksgiving theme, consider outlining a turkey instead... For other holidays, choose appropriate motifs and colors.

Pebble's Autumn Sweater with pumpkin and leaf motifs


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 upcycled 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. 

Note that 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. Either way, people from all over the world may get to see what you've made!