How To Sew
Outfitting Your Dog For
I know you'll fall into one
of two categories; people who think it's
acceptable to dress your dog in winter (or even
all the time!) and people who think it's not
too cool to dress a dog and that man's best
friend was made with his own attire.
I was the latter until
someone bought my little dog a little yellow
rain jacket. I dressed my little dog up in his
little $9.99 yellow pvc rain jacket and took
him out for a walk. Well, I was so proud.
Everyone stopped to say how cute he looked. I
evolved into the woman who dresses her dog.
Although my little dog looked cute and it was
fun, there were some days that I thought, you
know, it's a good thing he has some protection
because it does get pretty wet and miserable
outside. I was glad I put his little rain
jacket on to take him for a walk because when
we got home his long fur wasn't soaked to the
core. No smelly dog fur and he didn't really
mind the coat. I think he enjoyed the
compliments his attire brought.
I think many of you have
heard of global warming? Well, not only does it
get warmer, but we are now experiencing weather
we've never seen before; extreme rain and cold
in the winter months. So this means dogs need
to be prepared too.
You can buy just about any
style of dog coat for either your big or small
dog. You can purchase a wrap around fleece and
gortex dog coat or a zip up coat for dogs that
don't like anything pulled over their heads.
I've even seen dog coats that look like they're
made out of scuba diving fabric -- great for
The sky's the limit for what
you can find and what you can spend in
anticipation of keeping your dog warm and dry
in the coming winter months. Some people don't
mind dropping hundreds of dollars on dog
clothes, but many people are more cost
conscious. You can surf online and comparison
shop. Many online stores sell dog attire in a
wide range of prices to suit your budget.
But if you're one of the
many millions of talented home sewers around
the world, you can make your own. All of the
big pattern companies have patterns for dog
apparel. With patterns, you can choose your own
fabric and color and make your own inexpensive
warm dog attire. This is a fantastic option for
owners of dogs that are either longer, wider or
smaller than the average dog. You can customize
and get exactly what you want for your dog.
If you like the idea of customizing your dog a
winter vest or coat but don't sew, you can
easily find someone who does. All fabric shops
and dry cleaners keep cards of talented and
inexpensive sewing professionals who will be
happy to make your little dog a warm coat. The
cost of contracting your little dog's winter
coat out is likely to be less expensive than
purchasing a quality coat from a dog
So, find yourself a great
dog clothes pattern online and get busy putting
together a warm custom coat your little dog
will thank you for when the cold wind and rain
comes pouring down.
Teddy's Mum is the
proprietor of http://www.TeddysTogs.com
A site offering original downloadable dog
clothes sewing patterns.