It’s a little difficult for me to make outfits for two Labradors. For one thing, they both won’t sit still long enough to put anything on, and for another, they’re both too big to fit into anything and they would pull it off anyways. You can find dog outfits nearly anywhere you go. For those of you who like to dress up your canine friend, and are successful at it, my hat is off to you. I’m constantly torn between my reaction of, “That poor dog” and “Oh my gosh, it’s so cute!” Most of it is practical — like a little wiener dog or a chihuahua in the middle of a Chicago winter: they need something on their backs so they don’t get sick and to keep warm. A Siberian husky? I think they could do without the extra sweater, since, you know, they were made for that kind of weather.
My favorite are the ironic costumes or the animal costumes that go with the breed. Like for wiener dogs, they get hot dog bun coat or dalmatians have a fire truck hat or labs get a lifeguard vest. Today is one of those days where I find the outfits cute, and I wish I could dress my dogs up for Halloween. Those of you with small dogs, take this opportunity to dress up your pets as much as you can because you never know how big your next fur-baby is going to be.
It just all depends on your taste. Some people like to go full out and dress their dogs up in homemade animal outfits, or they like to keep it simplistic with a simple dog collar or puppy bandana. Whatever your preference, you’re going to love these easy sewing outfits and projects for your fur-baby. All they need is a little bit of fabric and a whole lot of love. I’ve also included some fun pet sewing projects and animal crochet patterns. You can really make anything you want for your pets out of any scraps you have. Don’t forget to post a picture of your project in the comments!
Sewing For the Little Person: DIY Puppy Outfits
Bonus challenge for you advanced crocheters: stitch this Bowser Sweater for your dog instead of your turtle.
Which side are you on? Do you enjoy doggy fashion?