DIY Dog Projects

by Jameson MacFarland-Hall November 12, 2020 3 min read

DIY Dog Projects

 

DIY is a lifestyle and our furry friends are no exception to that. In this week’s blog, we talk about five great accessories that you can make for your dog/pet. 

1. Collar and Leash

A reliable, functional, and awesome looking collar and leash combo are a staple for all dogs. They also just happen to be pretty easy to make. To make matters better, we carry some amazing printed webbing so you can choose a pretty epic looking set. 

2. Bed

If your dog is anything like the dogs that I know, the store bought beds are NEVER strong enough to stand the test of time. Inevitably, I come home to stuffing and bed materials all over the floor. The dilemma lies within the material. We have the perfect fabrics to help you make a dog bed that will stand strong against any over-exuberant dog. 

 

What you'll need:

Outer Fabric-  1000D Cordura

Inner Fabric-  1.9 oz Ripstop

Apex Insulation

YKK Zipper

YKK Slider

3. Bowls

Surely, I can’t be the only person that is constantly looking for a set of dog bowls. From the car, the crate, the kitchen, the porch, travel bags, and anywhere else, I feel like I’m always a bowl short. Well, a friend reminded me that I can actually fix this problem. And so can you!

 

What you'll need:

1.43 oz DCF (Any waterproof and chemically safe fabric)

DCF Repair Tape

Double Sided Tape

½” Grosgrain

4. Food Bag

This was the first thing I ever made when I learned to sew. Anytime we traveled with the dog, we struggled to easily store and carry food. Whether you are traveling for an overnight or a week, the roll top design accommodates you perfectly. Also, helping you keep things simple without having to make several bags for all different trips.  

Your fabric choice is really crucial here. The oils that are in the dog food will seep through most fabrics. Something that is coated or laminated will be most well suited. Some coatings could be dangerous for your dog. We chose the DCF because the mylar coating is durable and acceptable in most cases.

 

What you'll need:

1.43 oz DCF(Totally sealable and chemically safe fabric) 

DCF Repair Tape  

½” Grosgrain

⅝” Buckle 

5. Rain Jacket

Truth time. I am NOT into dog clothing at all. With one exception, dog rain jackets. (I can hear you rolling your eyes.) If your dog has a lot of long fur like mine, then you’ll understand. I simply don’t want my house smelling like a wet dog for the rest of the day. A rain jacket makes a lot of sense. (My single exception to the dog clothing rule.)

These are just a few of the many items that you can make for your pets while utilizing your MYOG skills. I mean, you might as well make all four. Your dog probably deserves it, and you might need an excuse to make something.  As ALWAYS, let us know how we can help. Our Customer Support team is ready to help. (They can interpret dog.)



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