Dog Sweater Tutorial- DIY

There is a cold front coming in tonight and it’s suppose to drop to 20º F… yup, in Florida! That may be shorts & flip flops weather for you Northeners but that is ice cold for us! I wanted to make my dogs some quick and easy fleece sweaters and it was SO easy I decided to film the video tutorial for it. I hope you will benefit from this tute! I’m sure your doggies would love to be a little warmer this winter.

Izzy {the diva}, our 2 yr old Pitbull/Black Lab loves her new sweater!
Butterball, our 4-month old Pitbull puppy.

Even my old man, Onyx, an almost 9-yr old Shepherd/Rotweiler loves his sweater!

 They are really inexpensive to make and whip up in less than 30 minutes. Great beginner project! I made the puppy sized sweater for about $1!  Grab the fleece remnants at your local fabric store or use a coupon. It doesn’t use up much fabric at all even for a big dog.

If you can’t find fleece locally you can get it in a ton of different colors and prints online, RIGHT HERE.

As you can see from the pics, I made this project for three different sized dogs and it turned out great. For my biggest dog {90 lbs}, Onyx, I cut the neck cuff length at 1/3 of his ribcage/belly circumference measurement.  You may need to make some adjustments since it’s a pretty basic project but feel free to take some additional measurements of your dog for more accurate results. In my experience once you make one you will have a better idea of what you need to do to make the second one fit better.

If you give this project a try please post pics to my Facebook page so we can see how it turned out and what cute prints you used!


In the dog sweater video tutorial I also show you how to add a superhero applique to your dog’s new sweater. And I provide you with the FREE downloadable & printable PDF file. Watch the video HERE for details. Download the superhero applique template HERE. }
Hope you enjoy the tutorial and give it a try!
 Stay warm out there!

4 Responses to Dog Sweater Tutorial- DIY

  1. Gigi January 14, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    Izzy is beautiful; Butterball is adorable and Onyx. Will try the pattern – BUT – I LOVE your babies….

  2. Gigi January 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    *NOTE: did not finish what I was going to say about Onyx – he is an absolutely handsome regal looking gentleman…………..

  3. Amy December 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm #

    Do you think I could hand-sew this and still be able to sufficiently tug on the neck line as i sew?? its sooo cute


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