But due to the current economic situation, many dog breeders prefer to save on the wardrobe of their pet and create masterpieces of the fashion industry right at home on their own. Why not?
Clothing for dogs do it yourself. it is very exciting, and the result can exceed all expectations! How to sew clothes for dogs? In this article we will tell you how quickly and very simply you can sew a sweatshirt at home for your beloved dog.
How to sew a hoodie for dogs with their own hands
First you need to decide on a sweatshirt model. You can make a product with a zipper on the tummy in the form of buttons or a snake, but in our case the sweatshirt will be with a zipper on the collar in the form of a regular button.
Cotton velor is not very elastic, so the raglan jacket cut is taken as a basis, which will make the product free, and let the animal’s head make a fastener through the collar.
Patterns hoodies for dogs
Before how to sew a hoodie for a dog, first thing to think about model pattern. The pattern can be built independently or take as a basis the pattern from the Internet, in specialized groups in social networks.
To build a pattern or adjust the size of your pet, you need to make a dog meter.
To build our patterns were used such measurements:
- 1) the length of the product is 14 cm (the length from the collar to the desired length is measured), the length along the back to the tail of our model, the charming Chihuahua named Curry, is 21 cm, we make the sweatshirt shorter than the total length;
- 2) breast volume – 23 cm (when measuring with a centimeter, it should fit snugly to the body of the dog behind the front paws);
- 3) the neck circumference in the place where the collar is located is 17 cm, the length of the paws to the hock is 6 cm, the distance between the front legs is 4 cm.
When measuring immediately do not need to do allowances centimeters, allowance for freedom should be taken into account when building patterns. The allowance of our product for freedom of movement is a 3 cm allowance along the breast, 2 cm along the neck. We build a pattern and cut out the necessary details – the back, the breast and the sleeve.
The model of our sweatshirt suggests cuffs on the sleeves, waistband and waist. Given all the allowances, the cuff turned out 11 * 5 cm, the collar – 19 * 5 cm, the belt – 26 * 5 cm.
We cut on the fabric, having previously drawn 1 cm seam allowances on the fabric, the seam allowance can be made less, according to your desire and the capabilities of the sewing machine.
We decorate the sweatshirt by thermoapplication
You need to think in advance about how you wish to decorate your product. As a decoration, we took a ready thermal transfer from rhinestones Hello Kitty.
You can also use ready-made applications, embroidery, make a decorative pocket, everything that your imagination offers. I will say one thing, with additional decorations, a hoodie for a dog will only look more attractive.
Getting to sew. First you need to connect the side seams of the breast and back. For those who already have experience in tailoring will not be difficult to immediately stitch the seams. If you are a beginner you can pre-chop the parts or make a light basting.
It is desirable that the side seams do not stick out, as rough seams can cause discomfort to the dog during movements. To do this, we stitched the side seam and put another one on top of the product, so that the stitching inside is not bristling.
We use the usual zigzag line with a double needle on a regular sewing machine so that the fabric does not fall down. If it is possible to sew parts with an overlock, the lines are made faster and neater.
Then we take for the sleeves. First we do the cuffs, sew the edges and gently twist so that the seam is inside. Cuff ready.
Important! With building patterns hoodies Note that if a cuff is used, the base of the sleeve must be shortened by an equal number of centimeters. In our case, the length of the total sleeves with the cuff should be 6 cm, and no more, since the dog will drag the sleeves along the floor and just pop out of them. Cuff when folded – 2.5 cm, 5 mm for the seam allowance.
After we have prepared the cuff sew the sleeve at the edges.
The next step in your opinion may seem very difficult, but it is not. Sew the edges of the cuffs and sleeves. The sleeve must be turned inside out and inserted into the inside of the cuffs so that the raw edges are put together, it turns out such a "sandwich".
Carefully fasten the cuffs to the sleeves, having prearranged.
Next you need sew the sleeves correctly to the main product. With a short edge of the base of the sleeves we tackle on the back, a long edge, respectively, to the breast.
Sew sleeves to the product.
Take a belt. The belt should be cut out on the fabric in an oblique way (at an angle of 45 degrees), due to this the belt will be slightly more elastic. We sew the belt as a cuff along the edges, twist in half so that the seam is inside.
We attach the belt with a slight stretch to the base, since the difference in circumference will be 2 cm (belt 26 – 2 (allowance) = 24 cm, base 23 + 3 (free) = 26 cm).
We cut a mouth in the same way. In our model, the gate on one edge was made a loop, the second edge was rounded when stitching, and this resulted in an original clasp.
It remains to attach the gate to the neck and sew a decorative button for fastener.
It turned out nice dog sweatshirt Soft-touch fabric and cute Hello Kitty appliqué.
Curry is happy and will not freeze in the cold evening!
Clothes for dogs with their own hands will bring great pleasure not only to you, but also to your pets, as the new clothes are created with special love!