How to Make Sweater Dog Toyscomments (10) March 3rd, 2011
I have been lucky enough to become the foster mom of a super-skittish three-year-old mutt named Gracie. She had had a hard life. Two years on the street, hit by a car, three months in a shelter, nearly put down, and finally saved by a no-kill shelter where she lived for another six months. Then she met me. . . now she's the most spoiled mutt in town! She was scared at first (rightly so!), but she's slowly warmed up and now we're the best of friends. I sometimes cook her dinner (I know!), I run wih her, and I play with her. And boy, does she love toys! So while looking at my pile of sweater bits left from last month's projects, I could think of only one thing. . . toys for Gracie! What's more, they're so much more affordable than the store-bought toys. Win-win!
Want to make some?
Here's what you'll need:
- Old sweater (I used acrylic sweaters so I could wash the toy when it gets dirty)
- Pack of squeaks (I found mine at Petsmart; they come four to a pack)
- Sewing machine
- Hand needle
First, gather your sweater or sweater parts.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery