Lace, sweaters, denim jackets, boots. Until recently it was difficult to imagine that all this could be a dog’s wardrobe. Progress in this matter is evident: eared glamorous persons in flirty dresses, elegant vests, elegant warm coats will not surprise anyone.
Would you like to go for a new thing in a fashion store? From what! Our hands are not for boredom. The treasured pattern of clothes is not so difficult! For dogs of small breeds, you can sew and impose with your own hands so much that it will not find it! There would be a desire.
Oh, how I want to warm up!
Before plunging into modeling, let's discuss: do dogs need clothes? Or is it a whim of adults who did not play dolls in childhood? Mi-mi-mishny dog and asks on the catwalk of a childish dream: you can wear it, shoe, comb, as it pleases. About his preferences, he does not even bark.
It seems that you should not exaggerate the value of someone's unfulfilled desires and aspirations. Along with them there is a simple human practicality and care. Modern dog specialists claim: small and short-haired breeds of dogs greatly need additional “skins”. Otherwise, they simply will not tolerate changeable Russian weather.
It is not by chance that needlewomen are so interested in ready-made clothing patterns. For dogs of small breeds - their (and not only) they are ready to sew and knit day and night. Along the way, many become classy designers themselves! Considering that the consumption of materials is minimal, the occupation is very profitable and pleasant: the beloved four-legged is always “needle-like” and creative self-realization is evident.
We select the fabric
The most popular subject of dog wardrobe consider walking overalls. In it amusing crumbs are not afraid of either rain, or snow, or dirt. They do not shake with all their bodies in the cold, like maple leaves in the wind, but rather confidently run in front of their owners, glancing merrily around. True, a balanced approach is required. It is hardly worth dressing the dogs in “kombez” without any particular need: the fur curls, falls, loses its appearance.
Nevertheless, it is worth taking care that there is at least one (universal) pattern of clothing “on the farm”. For dogs of small breeds on it you can sew everything you need. About the fabric. Preference is usually given to light water-repellent specimens. Often use "bologna", microfiber, cloak, rubberized.
If you do not want to fill the chest with a variety of items of the original wardrobe, still sew three overalls: one will serve as a raincoat, the second - a fur coat, the third - a windbreaker.
An important condition: pet clothing should have a removable insulated layer. Lining fabric for long-haired dogs take a "satin", with a slippery surface, in order to avoid entanglement of covers. As a rule, it contains viscose and silk.
Making a pattern for cutting.
If your pet is such a small "square", then this pattern of clothes will be suitable for him. For dogs of small breeds, you have to work with jewelry accuracy, so do not rush, measure seven times - cut once. The distance from the base of the neck to the base of the tail (AB) is the main thing. Measuring it, divide the resulting figure by eight. This is taken as the basis for marking a sheet of paper (tracing paper).
So, a grid of cells with a side equal to 1/8 AB should appear on the paper field. On the "squares" reproduce the pattern. Owners of large dogs working in a graphic editor can enlarge the image to the desired size, print out fragments, then glue them together.
Fasteners may be different. In this case, there is a "Velcro" on the back. If your dog has a short coat, you can sew a zipper. The width of the “pants” (“sleeves” - in this case any concept will do) is regulated with the help of the same “velcro”, elastic, cord (less convenient, but you can always make from scrap materials).
The process has begun
We make two identical parts, of which we will make the upper part of the costume. Please note: they are solid cut (with sleeves). Cut out the gusset (insert under the arms). Along the axial (central) line of the fabric parts we set the notches (there is a steeper back bend - more cuts in the form of triangles). Do not look that pattern clothes for dogs. There are a lot of small breeds, and technology trivia is even more!
The edge is processed with an oblique bake made of basic fabric (3-3.5 cm wide) or with ready-made edging tape (sold in needlework departments). The stitching for fastener is a rectangle of fabric (length = AB, width = 8-10 centimeters).
Well, so we learned how to make patterns for dog clothes. Wardrobe with your own hands - a matter of time. In the meantime, we sit down at the sewing machine and sew the first update. Stitching the details, iron tuck along the seam. Turning the blank inside out, sew the sleeves. Sweep the stitches by hand or overlock. Gore crotch. It is important to follow its combination with a common thread (in this direction, the fabric is stronger). An oblique inlay, carefully sewn into the neck and the back of the jumpsuit, gives the product a “factory look”.
Toychik, toychik! And the bulldog?
We fasten a velcro fastener (it acts according to the principle of burdock) along the back and the bottom of the “pants”. New dress ready! The decoration of the suit is a matter of taste of the hostess. Design your own clothes for dogs of small breeds. York (Yorkshire Terrier), in the opinion of many, is a breed that is especially nice to dress up. Affectionate, funny dog in beautiful clothes - a pretty sight.
Bulldogs are larger than terriers, but they also freeze in cold weather. They also sew overalls. Not hurt and stupid. The cover covering the back and torso does not hinder movement, it is easily adjustable in size. The colored line in the last figure is the top of the canvas. The detail is double. Sew on top. An eyelet for the tail will help fix the product.
Details are fastened with an elastic band (in the place in the drawing is a red square). With it, you can adjust to expand or narrow the hole for the head. Bulldogs "stocky." If you decide to take a pattern for another breed, pay attention to the width of the body, if necessary, reduce the base.
The blanket has the lower part of three parts (in the picture depicted blue paste). It is put on in the manner of a doctor's lab coat (as if you were wearing a shirt backwards). Clasping the torso, fastens on the back with the help of "Velcro". Fold the product around the edge of the tape. Agree, this is a very exciting experience - do-it-yourself dog clothes.
Patterns, ideas - your own Model House in action. A cute cape can be crocheted by a column without crochet or any other dense knitting. With experience, you can wipe on a cute sweater. Pick up the yarn according to the task: for a dress for a little fashionista, take cotton and silk. For a jumper - an Angora, soft wool. You can use the "loose" thread (profitable and economical).
We continue to create
You still do not know how to sew clothes for the dog with your own hands? Easy patterns are easy for you. Actually, you can do without them. In our time, produce a huge amount of hosiery for men, women and children. Bright mohair, bamboo, cotton, wool, feather. Let's reveal the secret: you can make clothes for a small dog out of them, since knitwear works well.
And a shirt for Mosechka? It can be sewn in just a few minutes! Where is our old daughter or son T-shirt? She is useful to us! We measure (just like in humans!) Chest girth, back length (true from the place where the collar is put on to where the tail grows from). OG T-shirts should be the same. Measure the length of the cut from the neckline. Cut out in the manner of "tailcoat" (detail of the back is longer, before - shorter). Round off the line. Make the edging (you can just bend and hem).
The client is ready - you can sew
All that is sewn is subject to the needles, if you like knitting. Pattern clothes for dogs of small breeds is used similarly. Why not make a coat on a lining? You can tie it, sew from the remnants of knitwear (do not forget about the lining), trim it with fur, decorate it with an expressive large button (and it can be crocheted). If you have a dachshund - lengthen the pattern. Do not forget about seam allowances. Do the fitting - your customer is always there.
Speaking of dachshunds. Many owners complain: it is difficult to pick up a store costume for this breed. You have to sew yourself. Especially go "long strings" vests. Sew easy, even in the absence of tailoring skills. The waistcoat is fastened on the back. The neck can be knitted (on the principle of the "collar" sweater).
A vest equipped with belts, if necessary, turns into a dog carrier. Grabbed the handles - suffered! This is how fascinating the theme is “Dog Clothes Pattern”! Small breeds of individuals dressed up. One feels that many have thought: what if, contrary to the advice of dog handlers, to sew a jumpsuit and a Doberman?
Clothes for dogs - how to make a vest
First you need to take measurements with your pet. Better to do it together. Let one person treat a dog with something tasty, and the second take measurements. Here's what you need to know to sew a waistcoat, and subsequently a jumpsuit:
- the length of the back from the neck to the root of the tail,
- chest girth (the widest place of the sternum),
- belly volume
- neck girth (widest point),
- the distance from the point of growth of the paws to the beginning of the neck,
- the length of the segment from the rear to the front limbs,
- hip circumference of the hind legs,
- forepaw girth,
- neck height
- length from forepaw to genitals (for boys),
- head girth.
You will also need a measure showing the distance along the sternum from one to the second front foot.
The presented pattern of clothes for dogs will help you to sew a vest for your pet - this is one of the easiest dresses for the four-legged.
First of all, you need to determine the size of the side of the square in the drawing. To do this, divide measurement No. 1 (the length of the back from the neck to the tail root) by 10. Suppose this first value is 20 cm, divide by 10, it turns out 2. This means that the sides of all squares will be equal to two cm.
Take a tracing paper, drawing paper or a special “graph paper” for the patterns. Draw here the longitudinal and transverse segments. For the back you should have 11 squares horizontally and 7 vertically. For the front - the same horizontally and 3 vertically.
In the upper segment, set aside the length of the backrest. Where the head is written on the pattern, you need to put off the girth of the neck. In this example, it is equal to 26.5 cm: 13 cm in the back and 3.5 in the breast.
Transfer to the pattern measurements of the volume of the abdomen and girth of the front paw. Note that you will overlay the pattern on the fabric, which you previously fold in half. Before the vest is done with a bend, and for the back is cut 2 parts.
Such patterns for dogs will help you sew comfortable and comfortable clothes for your animal. It is better to make a vest from fleece. This fabric is practical, soft, does not polish. In such clothes the animal will not be cold to walk on a dry autumn evening.
Next, these patterns for dogs - front and back of the waistcoat, you need to transfer to the folded fabric in half. Redraw the contours of the parts, adding to the free fit. Cut by stroke, leaving 7 mm for the seam allowance.
Sew sidewalls by matching point C with C and D to D. Turn over the neck, armholes, and bottom of the vest with a contrast fabric. On the back stitch a zipper and it's time to put a new thing on your pet.
Instead of a zipper on the back you can sew Velcro.
If you know how to knit, such patterns for dogs will help to make a knitted vest. Using the same scheme presented, create another new thing.
First you need to tie the sample, determine how many loops in 1 cm. Type the required number and start working from the waistline from the back. Periodically apply your work to the pattern to determine where to close the loops and where to dial them.
But it is better to knit a vest for a single-cut dog, you can sew buttons on the tummy. Start with the pattern "gum", they also decorate the sleeves and neck. If you knit braids on the back, the vest will turn out even more beautiful.
How to sew a jumpsuit for a pet?
This pattern is suitable for toy terrier or another small dog.
If you do not have such things, then you need to update
- waterproof fabric
silk or flannel lining cloth (you can take the remaining diaper),
How to determine the scale, you already know. Redraw the pattern on paper. Now you need to attach it to two types of fabric (lining and core) and to the synthetic winterizer. Cut out with seam allowances.
Sew a jumpsuit from the main fabric. And for the second half, put the details from the padding on the parts from the lining, sew the second jumpsuit.
Sew it over the first one so that the seams are inside - between the main fabric and the lining, by connecting on the sleeves, at the bottom of the pants. Turn on the face through the not yet wired top of the jumpsuit.
Postpone the bottom of the sleeves, pants, put in the gum in these drawers. Plastic cut on the pattern of the visor. Insert it between the exact same parts of the main fabric and the lining, stitching along the edge.
Insert the visor between the two layers of the hood, sew. If you do not want to do it, then stitch off the hood around the edge and insert a tie or elastic band here so that it fits snugly enough to the head. Here's how to sew a jumpsuit for a pet at home.
We sew a hat, shoes, a blanket with his own hands
After the dog clothes are made, sew beautiful shoes with your own hands. Indeed, in the cold season, reagents are scattered on the streets of cities. To prevent dogs from stepping on them, sharp stones, shards with paws, protect the feet of animals with shoes.
To sew shoes, take:
- warm thick fabric (fleece or drape),
- ribbons and limiters for them,
- hole puncher.
Redraw the pattern. Cut out 2 parts of the tops of soft fabric, and soles of leather.
You can sew shoes for dogs and thread with a needle, without the help of a typewriter. Sew the details. Make holes on the top of the tops. If this tool is not available, use a knife. Thread the ribbon here to tie the shoes. Put stoppers or tie knots at the ends of the strings.
And for such a pattern of hats for dogs, you need a transparent sheet of paper or a file. Integrate the presented scheme, redraw.
If you want to tie a hat on the animal, then shorten the pattern of the sidewalls, and sew ribbons just below the visor.
For beginners, it is advisable to make a blanket for a four-legged friend. In such a cape, the dog will not become cold in the body, it will not be afraid of the wind and a slight cooling.
Such clothes are made very simply. With your own hands, patterns need to be redrawn on paper, causing the size of your dog.
As you can see, the blanket is cut out in the form of an apron. Tesemochki help tie it on the animal. You can sew such a cloak from one fabric or make a two-three layer blanket.
Now you know how to make clothes for dogs with your own hands using patterns. If you adore your pet, make a house or a soft bed so that he can rest there.
How to make a house, stove for animals?
You can make a shelter for an average or small dog from a cardboard box. See how the details are located.
You need to expand the box, fold its bottom and sides so that they make up the floor, 2 walls and the two halves of the gable roof. On small sides, make 2 narrow sidewalls acute at the roof, cutting a round hole in one of them so that the animal can pass through it unhindered.
Cardboard housing is the easiest option. Sew a house of thick foam to keep it in shape. To do this, take:
- thick fabric
- foam rubber 5–8 cm thick
- wide braid for decoration,
- compasses or cover from the pan.
First determine the size of the house. Its height is the height of the dog multiplied by 1.5. The size of the walls should be such that the pet could stretch out there, freely enter, exit, turn around.
Focusing on the previous photo, reveal the details:
- one sex
- two - wide walls
- 2 - roofs
- two - narrow walls (one of them with a hole for entry).
From the fabric, you need to cut the floor - two webs for each part, plus 1.5–2 cm on each side allowances for seams, and from foam rubber one is the same and without allowances. Fold the 2 parts of the floor face up, stitch with three edges. After the fourth turn out. Put here the cut sheet of foam rubber, wrap the edges of the fabric inward, gash.
Also decorate the details of the roof, sidewall. On the entrance side, cut a hole on the lid of a frying pan or other template, turn it around with a braid.
Sew together the details, focusing on the photo tips, and you can invite your pet to celebrate housewarming in the new house!
There are more simple options for decorating the dog's resting place. Make a pet for your pet. It consists of a bottom and three or four sides. If they are tall, make 3 so that the dog can comfortably walk in here.
The bottom is oval, round or rectangular. It is sewn from the upper and lower dense fabric. Inside soft foam is put. Теперь нужно обмерять периметр дна и выкроить такой длины бортики лежанки.
Сшейте бортик цельнокроеным, состоящим из верхней и нижней ткани, внутрь вложите поролон. Если окантовка дна квадратная, отстрочите по углам. Тогда бортики будут иметь форму.
Here's how to make a dog bed or a house for her. It remains to tell how to sew a bag, because the owners of small animals often carry dogs. It’s not very convenient to hold them in your hands; it is much better to carry them in a special bag.
Buy carrying or make yourself?
See how interesting it is to sew such a thing with your own hands. For her, you will need:
- durable fabric (you can take a mantle),
- thin foam or cardboard
- lining fabric,
- thread with a needle,
- In order to sew a dog carrier, you need to measure the height, length, width of the pet. Add a few cm, so that it does not hinder the movement of the animal. In this example, the height of the bag is 28, and the width is 20 cm. For this, you need to cut a canvas of 76 by 35 cm in size, plus a seam allowance of 3 cm (as a stitch reduces the canvas somewhat).
To make the bag quilted, put a lining on the front side, on it - cardboard of the same size, and on it - the main canvas face up.
Chip the resulting "sandwich" with pins along the edges. Draw with the chalk and ruler horizontal and vertical lines to make squares. They may be small, but for ease of work, make them large, for example, with sides of 7–9 cm.
Sew through markings, remove pins. Now fold the canvas with the front sides, pulling the smaller edge to the same (35 cm). Make a seam with one and symmetrical - on the other. Below, on the wrong side, otstrochite 4 corners. They denote the bottom and sides. At the same time, two corners are spent on one side and 2 on the other.
Embed the zipper. If you want the dog to sometimes go to the bag to rest, then do not make a notch for the head. If you want to arrange this part, make a semicircular cutout at the top of the small sidewall, process it. But it should not be too big so that the dog, for example, having been frightened of something, could not jump out of the carrying.
Here's how much you can make yourself for your pet. We offer to see how to sew clothes for dogs with your own hands, so that you understand even better some of the nuances of this interesting and useful activity:
Interpretation of measurements in the picture:
- back length from withers to tail
- neck girth
- chest girth
- waist girth
- distance between legs (length of abdomen)
- chest width
- front foot length
- hind legs length
- belly length for males
- distance from ear to ear
- head circumference
- girth of the muzzle
You will need to measure the length of the back from neck to tail (on the pattern - the segment AB) and neck circumference (segment BAB). Detail "back" may consist of two parts or be single cut. In the second case, the fabric is folded in half and the segment of AB lies on the fold line. Do not forget to leave a seam allowance for every detail.
Connect the collar and back along the line BAB. The points of the same name on different parts must match. Sew a collar into a ring, sew a belt to the bottom edge. The T-shaped part of the belt should cover the back of the dog and fix the blanket.
At point B, you can sew a loop for the tail. If the belt is cut wider, it will cover most of the abdomen. To the wrong side of the blankets can hem the insulated lining.
The numbers denote:
- 1 - neck girth,
- 2 - the length of the back from neck to tail,
- 3 - the distance from the neck to the elbow joint,
- 4 - belt width on the abdomen, depending on the desire,
- 5 - 2/3 of neck circumference,
- 6 - 2/3 of chest girth,
- 7 - 7 + 9 = 1 3 of chest circumference plus 2-5 cm,
- 8 - collar width, depending on the desire.
Knitting starts with a collar. The number of loops in 1 cm - 2-3. The gate goes round to the desired length, then the third loop closes. Continue to knit the back of the canvas, adding every second row of one loop at each edge.
When the width of the web reaches 6, continue to knit without quilts. For 8-15 cm to the bottom, begin to remove the extreme loops, tying them two at each edge. Parts 7 and 9 are knitted separately, the location of the fastener depends on their length.
The main measurements are the length of the back from neck to tail and chest girth behind the elbow joint. The length of the back must be divided by 10, resulting in the side of the square on the scale grid. Draw a grid and transfer the pattern to it by adding the seam allowances.
In this vest, the detail of the abdomen will be one-piece, and the back with a buckle along the entire length. If you want to make a vest with a lining, you will need to cut out the second set of parts from a suitable fabric.
Connect the lining parts with similar faceplates and sweep them. Sew a zipper or place another fastener. Next, sew the details of the back and abdomen so that the same letters coincide with each other. Handle the gate and armhole.
You can carve out a collar and small sleeves of knitted fabric or knit them with a rubber band, then sew to a vest.
Sweater for puppy miniature breed
Spread the heel sock up. Mark the places for the holes for the paws, considering that the heel will fall on the puppy's chest. Before cutting the holes, cut the future cuts with a “forward needle” or “over the edge” seam. Crochet the sleeves and legs, cut and cut through the hole for the tail and genitals.
It is easiest to sew it from a children's t-shirt. From the collar of the T-shirt down lay the length of your dog's back. Please note that the lower back must be cut along the convex blue line, and the lower abdomen along the concave red.
The widest part of the pattern corresponds to the circumference of the chest behind the elbow joint. Carefully cut through the cuts and sweep the side seams to point B. Try on a T-shirt on your dog and, if necessary, increase the armhole from the side of the chest. Sew and process the seams.
The result will look like this:
Little dog sweater
You will need one sleeve from a knit sweater. Measure and set aside the length of the back plus 3-6 cm. Schedule a place for the sleeves, cut and cut holes. Cut out two rectangles from the rest of the sleeve and sew two “pipes” - these will be sweater sleeves. Sew them to the sweater and sweep over the bottom of the sleeves and hem. Especially well from the sleeves is obtained clothing for dachshunds.
You will need two measurements - the length of the back and chest girth. In accordance with them, you cut out details of the back, chest and hood from the knitting fabric, without forgetting the seam allowances. Collect the hood. Connect the chest and back and sew ready hood. Armholes, bottom and edge of the hood are treated with a contrast tape.
If you have mastered these simple models, then the next step is sewing the coveralls for the pattern for your baby.
To determine how many loops you need, you need to type 20 loops on the needles, knit 10 cm and count how many loops fit in one centimeter.
Measure the circumference and divide the number in half. Type in the appropriate number of loops. Tie a web equal to twice the height of the cap. The first and last 3-5 cm knit with a 1x1 elastic.
Fold the resulting fabric in half so that the gum of the front part extends to 1-2 cm. Sew the side seams and decorate the corners of the cap with pom-poms or tassels.
In addition to such a cap, you can tie a scarf or a scarf.
Sewing and modeling clothes for a pet does not require a lot of time and can turn into a favorite hobby that will bring you pleasure, and your dog - a constant replenishment of the wardrobe.
Download all the clothes patterns from this article in one file: here
Materials for clothes
Clothing for walks is sewn from practical, lightweight fabrics. On a summer evening, knitwear, cotton t-shirts and t-shirts will do.
Autumn clothes are designed to protect the pet from dirt, slush, waterproof fabrics - raincoat fabric, bologna. Winter options are warm outfits that will warm the baby in the cold.
Knitted clothes for small dogs are practical, aesthetic, beautiful. She is a real pet rescue.
Created outfits diversify the wardrobe of the pet. Things, knitted or sewn independently, will decorate a dog - it can be both casual clothes and elegant clothes.
Knit a sweater, sweater or waistcoat with your own hands, they will warm the baby on cold days.
- The proportion of natural yarns in the yarn should be at least 40%. Wool fabrics are suitable for a coat - cashmere, drape, they are used for patterning clothes and sewing. The synthetic winterizer (as a lining), fleece, artificial or natural fur will provide reliable protection of the pet against snow and a frost.
Tips for sewing and knitting
Clothing for a small dog is required all year round, sewing for them is very popular.
Choosing patterns, you should consider the size of the pet and features of the breed. A detailed description will help to understand how to properly sew the desired model.
If you have difficulty finding and choosing a scheme, you can do it yourself, with your own hands.
The ideal and high-quality model is obtained from the pattern, which is made according to individual sizes, taking into account the features of the figure.
Owners of a small dog often make a variety of clothes on their own.
All modeling outfits for dogs with their own hands, require desire, perseverance, attention. After creating the pattern, it is not difficult to transfer it to the material. The important point will be the process of selecting fabrics and accessories.
To tie a nice outfit for a small dog will help detailed instructions.
Creating clothes for a pet with your own hands should follow the main rules in determining the size of parts:
- all measurements from the dog are taken standing, in the widest places of the body,
- the length of the back is the distance from the withers to the tail,
- the collar can determine the volume of the neck,
- rib cage is measured behind the front paws.
When cutting the fabric should be added 1.2 cm - a reserve for a spacious style of clothing and seams. It should not rub the skin and hold down movement. For knitting, you will need to take measurements that match the selected item.
For a comfortable, beautiful clothes, designed and sewn with his own hands for a dog that has a small height, take time and patience.
The most convenient way is to use a circuit labeled with squares:
- Transfer the selected pattern to graph paper and cut.
- Put the finished parts on the fabric.
- Cut the patterns from the fabric.
- Carry out your cutting should be left with a seam allowance (1-2 cm), taking into account the thickness of the material.
- The resulting elements are stitched.
- To process sleeves and a mouth.
Many patterns contain instructions on how to properly adapt the size to the animal.
Combining all the parts obtained, it is necessary to take into account the addition of zippers, buttons, buttons — this fitting is more convenient to be placed under the belly of the dog or on the back. Sometimes Velcro or lacing may be required.
Tailored, stitched product try on baby, mark the place for cut, belly, tail. On the edge of the neck, leg (for overalls), it is necessary to sew gum or lacing. Decorate the outfit with various accessories, pockets.
The simplest model for sewing, which does not require special skills - it is blanket. For its manufacture, you can use any scarf, folding it with a triangle. Sew a loop to one edge, a button or a flypaper to another.
In the middle you can place the belt so that it can hold well. The dress is ready in a few minutes, for any season, depending on the density of the material.
In magazines, the Internet offers a scheme with a description of knitting clothes for small dogs: sleeveless, blankets, sweater, jacket, overalls and other types of clothes.
For this you will need: written instructions, crochet hook, knitting needles, measuring tape. It should determine the model, type of clothing. Crochet will please the owner, and the dog - an elegant openwork blouse or dress.
The process of mating begins from the neck to the tail. Dials a certain number of loops on the width of the collar. Knit it if provided by the model.
Having obtained the desired length of the collar, the loops are closed on both sides. Leave 2.3 cm, then go back. On both sides of this strip are looped.
We knit a smooth cloth before the legs. Then loops are reduced, there is a middle of a back. It is connected to the tail and the edge of the contour is buried.
The collar is sewn in the middle, then the trunk. The product is tried on. The rest of the neckline is connected to the calf, the breast closes.
The next detail is the back panties. We knit and sew to the recess with the outer side, the inner one remains free.
The front sleeves are knit the same as for humans, calculating the size of the animal.
Tying a good, quality outfit to your favorite is a great pleasure.
- Sewing and knitting for a small dog does not require much time and cost. Occupation can become a hobby that will bring joy to the owner, and the pet attention and replenishment of the wardrobe.
Below we offer to view several useful videos, which describe in detail how to take measurements correctly, design a pattern, and also features tailoring for various miniature breeds. Enjoy watching!
How to choose the right clothes?
It turns out that clothes for dogs is not a luxury or a whim of strange owners. Animals need things as well as humans. This is especially true of those breeds that were artificially bred and are on the street only during walking, mongrels and wild dogs, unlike them, are adapted to survival in harsh conditions.
Below you can find a list of things that are recommended to be purchased or sewn with your own hands with the help of a pattern for each owner of the dog.
- Warm clothing - coats, jackets. These things are required to rescue dogs from frost.
- Waterproof clothing - raincoats, blankets. Raincoats protect wool from dirt and moisture in the rain. There are also lightweight summer raincoats - they are worn to protect themselves from prickly plants, tenacious seeds and poisonous insects.
- Hats. Caps and hats are needed for those dogs who may have diseases with ears. They will be useful and hot day, as salvation from the sun.
- Footwear. At first it seems that dogs do not need shoes because of its inconvenience. But it protects the gentle paw pads from drying out and damage to asphalt and sharp objects.
Of course, this does not apply to various carnival costumes, fancy dresses and decorations for dogs. They are often used during the participation of dogs in exhibitions and competitions, even if it causes discomfort to pets.
Although there are some pets who even like to wear clothes and jewelry. Then do not deny yourself the desire to pamper them when sewing their own hands a new dog costume.
Clothes for small dogs
Small dogs have a slightly different torso structure than large ones - they have shorter legs and a neck. Here are a few things to consider before stitching clothes for dogs with your own hands.
- Yorkshire terriers have long and fluffy fur. Therefore, it is better to cut out the back and torso somewhat wider so that the clothes fit more freely. This is necessary so that the wool under the clothes does not roll down, does not crush and does not cause pain to the dog.
- In dachshunds, the body is naturally long and the paws are short. Therefore, you need to make appropriate measurements before the pattern with your own hands and add length. At the same time, the shortened sleeves of clothing for dachshunds should be free, and not tight, so as not to constrain the paws in motion.
- The French bulldogs have a massive, muscular neck. So that the clothes do not press and do not interfere with the dog's breathing, it is necessary to make an increased armhole with a lightweight, elastic band or with no elastic.
We must not forget that for the pattern of clothing each dog must measure the length of the back from the collar to the tail, the depth of the sternum (width of ribs and the distance between the front legs), the width of the hypochondrium, the length and girth of the legs.
Clothes for big dogs
It is easier to sew clothes for big dogs with your own hands than for small ones. Indeed, in size it almost resembles a human one. The only exceptions are some anatomical features.
For example, do not forget to leave holes for the tail and genitals of the dog. The arrangement of the sleeves and trousers on the pants, which, unlike the human ones, are directed horizontally rather than vertically, is also changing.
It is necessary to remember that clothes for dogs of large breeds should be free, not constraining the movement of active and perky Dalmatians, hounds and husky.
Pattern clothes for dogs
The following workshops will help you prepare the dog for the cold season - it is then that the pet needs the greatest protection from annoying factors. With their help, you can sew your own jumpsuit and boots made of waterproof fabric.
At first glance, the creation of shoes for dogs with their hands seems quite a difficult process. But in fact, the sewing pattern is pretty simple - you can make 2 pairs of dog shoes in just 30 minutes!
- From a dense material, like leather or its substitute, cut a circle equal to the diameter of the paw. Do not forget to add 1-2 centimeters to the radius of the circle.
- Cut a rectangle out of the fabric with a width equal to the circumference of the inner circle and a length equal to the distance from the dog's first movable tendon to the ground. Also do not forget to add a stock of 1-2 centimeters.
- Верхнюю часть прямоугольника согните и сшейте так, чтобы сквозь нее можно было продеть шнурок.
- Сшейте прямоугольник с окружностью запасом внутрь. Точно также сшейте прямоугольник по длине.
- Выверните заготовку наизнанку и обрежьте мешающий запас. Сквозь отверстия вверху проденьте шнурок.
- Put the "shoe" on the dog's paw and tie the string in such a way that the blank holds firmly, but does not pass the paw.
Shoes ready! Based on this master class, you can create different models of shoes for dogs - from cute sneakers to classic black shoes.
If your dog is often sick or freezing, try to sew a hat with your own hands! Do not be afraid to start work - you can sew a hat as fast as your dog's shoes. The process of sewing a headdress, you can find in the next video.
It will not only protect the pet's head from colds, but also relieve you from excess dirt after a walk on the street.
Jumpsuit is considered the heaviest item for clothing. Therefore, it is better to practice sewing of simpler things, like a vest or blankets, before sewing a jumpsuit for dogs with your own hands.
- Measure your dog to draw the desired size pattern.
- Transfer the finished pattern to the fabric in accordance with the instructions on each part.
- Sew the lower part to the top, not forgetting to leave the arched openings for the paws. Be guided by the pivot points on the pattern. To properly connect the components.
- Sew the details of the paws in mirror image with each other. Sew them with the torso. Remember that the front legs must be sewn at a 45 degree angle to the back line.
- Make an incision along the upper line of the spine. Stepping back a couple of centimeters from the neck, sew the lock. Alternatively, you can initially carve out 2 parts of the back, without stitching them, and connect at this stage with a lock-zipper.
- Create cuffs for paws and neck. Sew them in place.
Overalls for dogs ready! You can decorate it with decorative details in the form of a belt or embroidery with your own hands. For the girl dog, you can make a flower brooch using the kanzashi technique.