Omg you guys! I found the most adorable laminated fabric at Atlantic Fabrics! It was quite spendy (nearly $30 a meter!) but I couldn’t resist. I’m going to make a rain jacket for my dog, Tug. Maybe even a little sou’wester to match 😉
Once I hacked away at the first jacket, I felt empowered to attempt a second, more detail oriented one that would make my sewing teacher proud.
I saw a short tute from Instructables.com for a doggie cooling jacket made from cargo pants. I didn’t care much for the cooling/waterproof/insulated part, but dug the idea of using existing pockets vs. making some.
I didn’t take a lot of photos because I didn’t think it would turn out. Lol. Surprise!
1. Find an old pair of cargo pants and cut out the inner seam. I hunted at Value Village until I found ones that had a big pocket. They were $6.77 with tax (wtf? Value Village charges tax on donated items?)
4. Add the belly and groin straps. I added buttonholes and buttons since Velcro tends to get full of dog hair and other junk. I had to hand sew the ends, but didn’t leave myself enough room, so they were a pain
5. Add the cargo pockets. I sewed them along the existing stitches, which made an easy guide
Et voilà! Ready to fill with ice packs, weights or their own poop bags!