How to Embroider a Chew Toy for Man's (My) Best Friendcomments (2) February 7th, 2009
My dog, Emma, loves to chew on things, so I have to be really creative to keep her from chewing on my stuff! I discovered a way to make her toys more enticing than, let's say, my favorite shoe. I store them in the dog food container...when she's tired of a particular toy, I stash it away on top of the kibble. Later when I trade it for the newest castoff, she's enthralled with it again! You can whip up these dog toys in about a half hour...even if you embroider them! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll email you the pdfs of the pattern pieces and/or a free smiley embroidery design that you can stitch on the funny face chew toy.
Here's what you'll need:
- Pattern for the chew toy (either download the bone and funny face pattern or you can draw your own)
- Built-in lettering on your embroidery machine and/or smiley face that you can download for free at www.jsterndesigns.com
- 1/4 yard sherpa fleece
- Cut-away stabilizer
- 505 Temporary Adhesive Spray
- Embroidery threads to contrast fabric
- Bobbin thread
- Good-quality all-purpose poly sewing thread
- Cotton or poly fiber-fill
- Hand needle
Start by cutting out two of whatever pattern piece you decide to use.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery