Donating Dog Bandanas

When we adopted Coco in 2013, the humane society gave us a pink coat, pink collar, and a toy. To give back this Christmas, I’m making something for the humane aociety.  This is a 2 week fabric busting project to make at least one bandana a day. The bandanas made all the way up to…

Painting: Summer days

Here’s a painting of a dog named Trixie. This will be donated to Lucky 13 Rescue (http://www.lucky13rescue.org) for an upcoming online auction to support their dog rescue efforts. They have rescued chickens and geese as well. Check out their website for amazing dog rescue stories and maybe find your furever friend. πŸ™‚ 

Painting: Mewwy Christmas

It is November and time to start making xmas gifts. The hub’s boss loves her cats so I found a photo of one of them and painted it.  Here are some process pics over two days. This is the first time I’m painting a cat so it was quite exciting to see it taking shape.…

Tutorial: Easy dog bandana

My friend, M, purchased four different fabrics to make bandanas for her corgi. This is the second fabric that is shown in the photos. First, measure how wide and long you want the final bandana to be. M’s corgi needs a bandana about 11.5″ wide and 7″ long. Of that 7″, 2″ is a tube…

Dog bandanas and bows with matching accessories for humans

A friend, M, has a cute corgi and has recently started dressing her up. M bought some fabric and asked me to create bandanas and bows for her. She provided a sample which i used as reference material. I made some bandanas, bows, head bands, and hair ties. There is more fabric with different prints…

Coco’s night fury costume

This year, Coco’s going to be Toothless, the night fury, for Halloween. This is the process of making her costume. Why so early? We need to get her used to it… First, off to Walmart for some fabric. Found something that looks scaly, is waterproof, and doesn’t fray. $10/yard. I bought a yard and there’s…

Reversible dog jacket

Some time back, we bought Coco a winter coat from Wal-Mart. It is pink, fits really well, and even has a hood. That means the winter coat can double up as a raincoat. It finally occurred to me to use that as a template. Well, it was the husband’s idea actually. So I grabbed some…

White doggy dress with gold trim

Here is Coco in her White dress with gold trim. This is very similar to the white and pink dress in that this also has a pleat in the back. It differs in that gold trim replaced binding and sleeves were added. The pleat is also accented with gold trim folded over on itself and…

White doggy summer dress with pink binding

It’s been a while since my last post but I got busy with my sewing machine again this past week. I’ve been shortening jeans and a blouse for a friend, making an impromptu orange dress for myself, and two new outfits for Coco. Using a lightweight and stretchy fabric, I cut out 2 sets of…

Doggy pyjamas

This references a doggy outfit I designed a few years ago. The original design is cut out of sweatpants to save on sewing the chest seam. This time, I cut it out of fabric which meant I could work on a flat surface instead of a pre-sewn tube.  Here’s the final doggy outfit with back…

Pawfect by Coco business black dress

Oh yes, you read it right. Even little dogs need business attires. Why? We go out dressed to the nines and if we bring our little one with us, we might as well dress her like she means business too. Ready to take on the world – Woman and Dog. πŸ˜€ This is actually for…

Doggy Infinity Dress

Super simple outfit for an elegant look. Two rectangular strips of fabric, one long enough to wrap around your furry one’s body twice around easily. The other, long enough to be pleated yet still cover your furry one’s torso from side to ride.Β  Connect the two so it looks like an apron. Tie around your…

More doggy outfits for winter

Hello all! I’ve made 3 outfits for Coco in the last few weeks – 2 dog tees upcycled from t-shirt scraps left over from a sewing weekend some time back. For a little dog like Coco, the top section (neckline to just under the sleeves) of an M sized tshirt was enough to create a…

Crochet a Doggy winter scarf

The weather station’s predicting an arctic blast of sorts and my friend’s short hair dog will be really cold. So I offered to crochet a scarf for Sophie, the dog. Here is an in progress pic. The left end has larger holes for buttons to go through. Kept the other rows tighter for warmth. Sophie’s…

Xmas dress for Coco

Our little family of three will be decked out in matching outfits! πŸ™‚ Again, no pattern was used, just added pieces as needed. Here are photos of Coco modeling her Xmas dress.

Tutorial: toilet roll hat

Having a pile of fabric scraps forces me to think of ways to use them. Here’s how to make mini hats out of fabric scraps, chip board, and toilet rolls with glue gun, needle, and thread. First, collect toilet rolls. The cardboard is soft enough to fold and hard enough to keep its shape. Also,…

Coco in her fancy lace dress

Tutorial: Dog lace fancy dress

Here’s Coco in her new fancy lace dress. It’s super easy to make and is a great way for using up scrap fabric. I bought black lace with elastic from hobby lobby years ago to lengthen a short black dress and had quite a bit left over. The red lace is left over from another…

Doggy summer tank top

I was practicing sewing some sleeping shorts with this orange mesh and had some relatively large pieces of scraps left. So I combined them into a doggy summer tank for my little Coco. I started with two rectangles and sewed them together lengthwise so they’d form a wider cover for the back of the tank.…

Corgi tennis dress

Tori the corgi in a tennis dress. Perfect for a cool summer day. This was the first of two outfits I made yesterday. Enough stretch with a ribbed knit top and Jersey tee skirt. Elastic around the neckline to keep the outfit in place. πŸ™‚

Doggy Milk maid dress

This is Catori, Tori for short, a visiting furry friend.: ) Her owner said that getting outfits for Catori is difficult because of a deep chest and long body. Large didn’t fit well and medium’s too short.Β  So I tried to make her some outfits. This is the second of the two. Here she is…

Doggy Spring Dress

Coco’s day out at the lake.Β  : ) A comfy spring dress is in order! So in 2 hours, some t-shirt scraps, lace,Β  ribbon, and Velcro became this outfit. Here’s what it looks like off of Coco.

Refashion: Dog Beanie Sweater with Sleeves

While rummaging through my closet, I chanced upon an old beanie that I haven’t worn in the longest time (The beanie-flattened hair look just isn’t for me) so I refashioned it into a sweater for Coco. 30-45 minutes is all you need, especially if your furry little model is cooperative. Coco loved her new sweater.…

Dog ballerina dress

Coco in a pink/white striped ballerina dress with tulle underlining. Fastened on with velcro at the waist and end of straps. Fabric flower on waist band. What do you think? Made this on a whim without a pattern so Coco and I have matching dresses now. Check mine out. Tutorial coming soon!

Dog cheerleading dress

Made a dress for Coco with 4 pieces of fabric using this pattern and then added my own spin on it. Doesn’t she look like a cheerleader? Here’s what you will need: Two #1. I used 2 different colored fabrics, one for each side. Two #2 in white stretchy fabric One rectangular strip in red…

Refashion: Dog outfit with finished edges

You’ve seen one pink outfit with hearts applique. This is the matching piece made with the other sweatpants leg :p We recently signed some adoption papers and have been promoted from foster parents to Coco’s forever home people. πŸ™‚ I wanted to commemorate the event with an outfit so i cut out some felt/fleece and…

Refashion: From scraps to dog outfit

Material left over from making a top some time back. I didn’t take process pics but it involved 3 rectangular pieces (2 with rounded edges), 1 longer strip for finishing the edge, 2 short strips for sleeves and 2 bits for fake buttons that Coco can’t chew off. Added some elastic at the area near…

Bed for little dog

Saw the snuggie bed on Pinterest and decided i had to make one. Materials for Bed Vest with zipper that you no longer wear (the larger the vest, the larger the bed will be) Fleece/flannel material for blanket Thread Sewing machine Scissors Instructions for Bed Start with the vest. Zip it up and cut off…