How to Make a Dog Sweater: KCW Day 7

How to make a dog sweater

Winifred Rose

It is now the last day of Kid’s Clothes Week, and I have accomplished 3 out of 4 intended projects.  I’m going to take that as a win!

This last project includes my two girls: Cadence and Winifred Rose.  Winnie is one of my kids too, right?! I couldn’t help including her in this wonderful theme: Upcycled!

After finishing a simple skirt for Cadence, from a Tory Burch Tank Top that no longer fit me, I had plenty of fabric left to make…..something! I thought about it, and decided to make a matching sweater for Winnie! How cute would that be!

How to Sew a Dog Sweater

NEED: How to make a dog sweater

  • 1/4 yard fabric of choice (mine is knit)
  • 1/4 yerd fleece (contrasting color)
  • 4 inches of velcro

PATTERN:

  • Neck Measurement (where the color would go plus 1 inch)
  • Chest Measurement (largest Part
  • Tip to Tail Measurement (from neck to bottom)

*Winnie’s measurements are: 10 X 12.5 X 10

From there, simply draw a rough oval with the given measurements (adding an inch on all sides for seam allowance), and leaving a small flap on the side for the Velcro.  Cut out the neck (about 2 inches in a half circle shape (with enough room on either side for Velcro strips.

Sew right sides together, leaving a small opening to turn right side out.  Once turned, sew shut and attach the Velcro. Wallah! And that is how to sew a dog sweater in its simplest form.  I have a feeling I will be making many more!

 

Upcylced Skirt

The skirt turned out nicely too.  For a simple skirt tutorial see here.

 

Now, Cadence and Winifred can go out in style!

How to make a dog sweater

 

 

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