Having started a dog of small breeds, it should be remembered not only about proper nutrition and care for her, but also that such breeds do not have undercoat or wool itself. Therefore, they are often cold and can get sick. To protect the animal from cold and moisture, he, like a man, needs clothes.
Clothes for small dogs do it yourself
What do we need to create clothes for dogs with our own hands? First, the fabric. It should be durable and easy to clean. We choose the material depending on which model we sew and for which season. T-shirts, t-shirts, cotton dresses and knitwear are suitable for summer. In the autumn it is necessary to protect the pet from moisture and dirt. For this we use waterproof fabrics such as raincoats and bologna. Winter option must be warm and not blown. The lining is made of natural fabric – flannel or plush materials. And you can tie very beautiful and warm clothes. The yarn must be hypoallergenic and necropolis.
Secondly, the machine (you can sew and hands), durable threads, needles. Buttons, buttons or clasp for fasteners. As well as bows, thingies for decorations. Knitting needles or crochet and yarn. Patterns of clothes for dogs can be traced by themselves or found on the Internet ready.
How to take measurements for dress
In order for the outfit to sit on your pet perfectly, he did not hold down the movement and did not rub the skin, and also make the clothes for the dogs correctly cut. it is necessary to make measurements correctly:
All measurements are carried out only in the standing position..
The pattern of clothes for dogs should follow the contour of the animal, for this it is necessary to make measurements in the widest places, such as neck girth. It equals the circumference of the collar. Chest volume measure immediately behind the front legs. The back length is the distance from the withers to the base of the dog’s tail in a standing position. The length between the legs. The length of the rear and front legs. Head circumference and muzzle. The distance from ear to ear. Do not forget to add to the pattern clothes for dogs 1-3 cm for seam allowance and loose fitting clothes.
The main stages of building patterns
When making a pattern for any clothes, be patient and patient. After all, every detail should sit perfectly on your pet.
- First draw a rectangle, one of the sides should be equal to the length of the product.
- Put off points equal to measurements of the waist and chest line.
- Now you need to select the width of the back, extending the line of the pattern.
- We divide into two equal parts the width of the back, mark the point of intersection and measure 1/3 of the neck circumference of the animal from it.
- We connect the semicircle points and we get a line of the neck.
- Then we make a shoulder cut and calculate the width of the armhole for the front and hind legs of the pet.
- When making a pattern of clothes for dogs with your own hands, do not forget to leave a cut for the tail.
- For the pattern of sleeves, you must measure the height of all the paws of the dog, the volume – by the bones of the upper joint.
Models and patterns for dogs
So, let’s look at what must be in the wardrobe of our little pet.
- Warm overalls for cold and windy weather.
- Lightweight version for autumn and spring.
- Waterproof suit for rainy weather.
- Cape or blanket.
- Several jumpers and hats.
Summer outfits – T-shirts, dress T-shirts, skirts are not so necessary attributes of a doggie wardrobe. It already depends on the owner’s desire to equip his pet.
Let’s start sewing from the simplest model – blankets. The blanket is a special design vest. It is easy to put on, does not hinder movement and does not close the paws. The blanket protects the back and chest of the dog from the cold. Fabric can take fleece, felt, cashmere or cotton, calico as an easy option.
So, make a pattern. We measure the length of the back from the neck to the tail and the girth of the neck and chest. We are determined with the width of our blankets. It can be up to the elbows or close only the back. We postpone these sizes on paper and draw a pattern. Do not forget to leave seam allowances. To make the product sit well, at the bottom, across the chest, sew a strap or an elastic strip with a rubber band inside. You can trim the collar with a collar or a hood to protect the neck and head.
The same ass can be tied together. This may be a rectangular or triangular version with a knitted hole for the tail.
Begin to knit from the gate. We collect the number of loops on the spokes equal to the neck circumference. Knit to a height of 4–5 cm (and a little higher) with a rubber band. After that, close the number of eyelets corresponding to 1/3 of the neck circumference, now knit the back with any pattern. We do not forget in every 2 rows at the beginning and at the end to make one per quota. When the width of the backrest reaches 2/3 of the girth of the chest, we knit straight without gain. For 10–12 cm before the end of knitting along the edges of every second facial row, we connect two loops together – this is how we decrease the width of knitting. If we do not do this decrease, then the back down will turn out with corners. In order not to wrap the edges, it is better to knit the first and last 3 – 4 loops only with facial loops.
Belt – strip, passing under the belly of a pet, knit with a rubber band separately. We can knit it of any width, but with a length equal to 1/3 of the chest girth and 1 cm for the buckle. We sew one piece of the finished belt to one edge of the back with blankets, and fix the other to the other edge with buttons or velcro. And a belt can be made of two strips of unequal length. Then we symmetrically sew them on the sides of the back and connect them together with a velcro.
We sew overalls
Material for overalls choose lightweight with a water-repellent effect. This is a universal model. You can make a warm lining for colder weather.
What you need to work:
There will be enough measurement data in order to make a simple overalls scheme, where we take into account all the anatomical features of the structure of the dog. Transfer the necessary measurements to the cardboard and connect the points that have appeared to each other. Add 30 mm to it from above. this is enough for the back of the dog. Then we cut out two identical parts for overalls.
Transfer the pattern to the material, cut and manually sew the product. Try it on the dog. We do this in order to see all the inaccuracies and flaws. We fix them on the product and transfer the corrections to the cardboard. Now we will be sure that the clothes will sit on the dog as it should.
Make and then sew together all the details of our jumpsuit, insert the lock and elastic in the cuffs, collar and cut for the tail. Do not sew the legs very short – because of this, the pet will feel awkward and uncomfortable. Allow for a longer length. Elastic bands inserted in the leg allow the dog to not step on the fabric. You can decorate the jumpsuit with small beautiful details and go for a walk, quickly boast a new dress.
Sweater for a small breed dog
The easiest option is to sew a sweater from a regular sleeve from your old jacket. Just look so that it is not injected. There is no need to make a pattern. Gum sleeves will be collar. From him, set aside the length of the back of your dog. Sew the sleeve and cut off all the excess. Now you need to note, cut and prometat holes for the legs. Here is our sweater ready.
We make shoes for your pet
Choosing for the manufacture of shoes non-slip material. Making the pattern, it is necessary to measure the size of the paw of the dog. it will be the sole.
Cut out a round material from dense material or leather, which is equal to the diameter of the foot. Make a couple of centimeters. To the dog did not slip, You can make a rubberized patch on the outside.
Next, we make stockings from thinner fabrics. To do this, cut a rectangle that is equal to the length of the circumference of the sole without increments. We make a margin of 1-2 cm on the sides. The height of the stocking is the distance from the hock to the ground (so that the dog can bend the paw). Sew the upper part so that you can insert the lace. Then we connect the sole and our stockings with a stock inside. Also sew the side parts. Now turn out our cylinder and cut off the stock so that it does not cause the dog inconvenience. Insert the lace. It is possible to use an elastic band instead of a lace. But regardless of the fact that you use a lace or elastic band, look so that it does not drag the foot. So you can sew both street and home shoes for your pet.
Pet Dog Hat Petty Breed
For knitting hats for your pet baby yarn is well suited. It is soft and not poking.
We need needles number 4, wool, fur or finished pompons.
The cap knits with a whole cloth from the face to the neck, with simultaneous vyvyazyvaniem armhole for the ears.
We collect 44 loops on the needles, knit 3 cm with an elastic band 2×2, then we knit the canvas with a 6 cm face surface.
Then divide the work into 5 parts in such proportion. 7 loops, 14 loops, 14 loops, 14 loops, 7 loops.
With the help of auxiliary knitting needles, we close parts 2 and 4 and the third part continues to knit 4 cm with a satin stitch.
We collect all 5 parts on one needle, we continue knitting.
We knit the first part, on the site of the closed loops of 2 and 4 parts, we type in the same number of loops and continue to knit all the parts with a 4 cm face-stitch.
We finish the hat with a rubber band 2×2 3 cm. We close all the loops, sew pompons or fur.
But the original cap
Put the collar closer to the muzzle and measure the distance from it through the back of the head to the eyes. This will be the length of the rectangle pattern. Also measure the distance between the ears. This is the width. Draw a rectangle cap. In the middle of the length of the rectangle put a point. Here we will sew a drawstring.
Now draw a smaller rectangle. This is a drawstring. For the length we take the distance between the ears. Width 2–5 cm depends on the size of the dog.
We make a visor. The first side is equal to the distance between the ears. And the other is your imagination. You can create any size and shape. Now we transfer the parts to the fabric. Peak do double. We make seam allowance and sew. Sew a drawstring and thread the cord. Sewing gum on the sides of the cap. Cap ready.
Instead of lace and drawstring, we can sew a rubber band, but then you will not be able to adjust the width of the cap according to your desire. You can also fix the cap on the head of the dog with a ribbon or lace.