Thursday, January 12, 2012

DIY | Hank’s dog vest

Remember Hank’s vest from this post?

Well I made it out of an old pair of jeans! Ronny has a great fleece-lined jean vest that my grandpa gave him and he wears it quite often. So we thought it would be fun for Hank to have his own, too.

I first used a brown paper bag to create a pattern that would fit Hank. Then I cut three pieces: the back and two front sides.


The fleece material that I found was pretty thick, so I decided the best way to line the vest was to fold it over the sides of the jean material. It didn’t match Ronny’s vest exactly that way, but it was easier for me – and cuter.

After I cut out the jean and fleece materials, I simply pinned the fleece down and sewed as close to the edge as possible.

I did this with all three pieces individually, then sewed the sides to the back. Simple enough!


And we’re pretty sure he likes it…keeps him warm in these cold winter days we’ve had!



Home on the Range Exchange said...

Fun! You could make a living making dog clothes. I've seen the $$$ people spend on dog attire!

Alicia said...

you're SO crafty! I love this especially since your boys match!

Jesus Girl said...

I'm going to make these for my 4 sons for Easter.....and our dog if I have enough fabric....thanks for the idea.