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Sewing for Pets: 3 Projects You're Sure to Love

Sewing for Pets: 3 Projects You're Sure to Love

Sewing for pets is a great way to save money and create customized accessories for your furry friend. There are countless projects to craft for your companion, but we’ll start by sharing a few simple patterns that you can use often. 

Padded Bed 

Pet stores often charge exorbitant prices for beds that aren’t adequately cushioned. To ensure that your dog or cat has a comfortable place to snooze, consider making a handmade pet bed. The pattern shown here requires five yards of the fabric of your choice, plenty of cozy stuffing, and thick interfacing. When you try your hand at sewing for pets, you’ll be able to create personalized products to suit your pet’s personality. Whether you opt for neutral colors or something bold, your loyal friend will appreciate the labor of love. 

Chew Toy 

If your pets are rough on their toys, save a few bucks at the pet store and craft a new set of stuffed toys. You can get as creative as you’d like with the color and print, and some pet owners choose to insert a squeaker or crinkly stuffing to add some extra entertainment. Once you get started sewing for pets, you may be inspired to create a variety of fun toys. The bone chew toy pattern mentioned here is an excellent project for beginners, but there’s a wide variety of options you can try as you become more experienced. 

Decorative Bandana 

All pets look adorable when dressed in a colorful bandana. This accessory is usually reserved for special occasions, like after a trip to the groomer, but you can bulk up your furry friend’s wardrobe by crafting a few eye-catching adornments. The amount of material that you’ll need depends upon the size of your pet, but in most cases, less than a yard of fabric is required. This pattern is also an ideal first project if you’re just learning the art of sewing for pets, and it should take less than an hour from start to finish. If you have an embroidery machine, you may also want to try monogramming your dog or cat’s new bandana.  

Sewing for pets can be a lot of fun, and designing and creating the perfect products for your best friend can be very satisfying. If you’re ready to get started with one (or more) of the projects mentioned here, be sure to browse our diverse collection of fabrics. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. 

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