Laminated cotton

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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 😉


Posted on August 24th 2012 in Dogs, Sewing

Dog jacket to be proud of!

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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 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?)

2. Cut out the basic shapes, as well as the cargo pockets. Initially I cut them too wide, so I ended up trimming them to just under the pocket seam

3. Iron down the hem and see at 3/8″. Or whatever you’re comfortable with, I ain’t picky

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!


Posted on June 23rd 2012 in Dogs, Sewing