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Friday, October 1, 2010

No Sew Dog Shirt

You can make a cute little sweater for your dog in just a few minutes without sewing a stitch.
Start with a old shirt. I picked this up a the thrift store. I looked for a shirt large enough so that the sleeve would go around my dog. She weighs 6 pounds so I uses a boys medium. I have used felted sweaters for a even warmer sweater.

Start by cutting off a sleeve at the shoulder.

Measure your dog and estimate how long it needs to be, then cut off the cuff end. Take in mind how much stretch there is to go over the head and fabric for a folded over cuff.

Fold the end over a couple of inches.

Cut two slits on either side of the seam that will be under the dog. My dog has about 1 inch between her front legs so I try to keep about 1 inch intact. The slits should be about 2 inches long.

Slip over the head and pull legs though slits. The natural cut of the sleeve works out just right for the back side, mine anyway as she is a female. You might cut it in more for a male.


  1. That is just too darn cute! And so easy!! Thank you!

  2. How cute and your dog looks almost exactly like mine. We think ours is a yorkie-poo!

  3. Yes you are right. Mini is a yorkie-poo. She was mad at me for trying to take her picture and wouldn't look at me.

  4. oh gosh, that's a wonderful idea!! thanks for sharing!!

  5. This right here is totally my style!!! Love it.

    Erika and Sebastian

  6. Your dog is so cute. This will definitely help to keep the dog warm. Is your dog a girl or a boy? If it's a girl, check out this dress that you might want to make for your dog. You can download the pattern with instructions too.