How to Make a Collapsible Travel Dish for Your Petcomments (17) February 6th, 2009
I used to have a giant dog, named Billy, and I would take him on long hikes in the hills. He always got thirsty, so I had to carry a bowl and water for him in my backpack. I wish I had one of these oilcloth bowls back then! They hold water beautifully and take up almost no room in a bag. (My current pet, Puskin the Cat, is no fan of hiking, but he was more than willing to pose for photos, provided that I put a little food in the bowl first.)
What you'll need:
- Oilcloth, two colors (see below)
- Ruler and pencil
- Low-tack painter's tape
- Bone folder (optional)
- Sewing machine
- Heavy-duty sewing machine needle
This project is based on a simple origami bowl. In fact, I recommend that you fold up a paper bowl before you attempt this oilcloth version. It will help you better understand the overall structure and make working with the oilcloth a bit easier. There's a phenomenal tutorial over here to take you through the process in paper.
A Note on Oilcloth: When you're shopping for oilcloth for this project, check labels and ask questions. Some oilcloths are treated with chemicals that could be harmful to your pet. Look for a non-toxic, untreated oilcloth instead.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery