It’s that time of year when many pets start freezing – especially the cute little dogs or the short-haired dogs. And to buy a “dog coat” is ridiculous! They are often more expensive than people coats! Well, we want to share some ideas we found to be able to turn an old sweater, sweatshirt or sweatpants into a dog coat in 5-minutes!
You can even take 20-minutes and finish it off nicely and doll it up a bit, but in all reality, you just need a pair of scissors, and old sweater, sweatshirt or sweatpants and you will have a pet coat in 5-minutes.
This is the basic idea behind the project no matter whether it is an old sweater, long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants, fleece pants, etc.
Photo Credit: Sew What’s New
Although this gives you the basic idea, you can check out more specific instructions from these modifications and ideas below:
Fancy Dog Sweater from Old Sweater
You will want to pin this image to save for later!
Awesome idea making coats out of sweaters
THANK YOU…..GOOD IDEAS……WOULD LIKE AND APPRECIATE MORE……GOAL IS TO MAKE THOSE DOGGIES COMFORTABLY HAPPY…….
I have a problem with where to cut out for the legs. Do you have any hints?
I think you measure from the neck down to the legs then in the sleeve of the sweat shirt you cutit to have the neck then cut the holes. Haven’t tried it yet but really want to. I have older cats who seem to be getting chilled. I may try this for them.
I tried sweatshirt child’s size. It works great
This is an awesome idea…I sew anyway, and can really enhance my doggie sweater using this as a blueprint. I can also make doggie coats from this also. Thanks so much for this brilliant concept.
How Cani make a sweat shirt into a covering for a boxer without holes for front legs. I have old dog who doesn’t like his feet put into holes
Great for small dogs, but what about the larger ones? I have a greyhound and a sleeve would not do for her.
Make it open on the bottom put strap with velco around neck and belly
Do you have instructions for gray hounds sweaters
Match it up with length of their neck as a snood and measure from neck to leg
Just need more sweater or sweatpants for you pup🐾🐾❤️
for cold weather its perfect
My dog hated this does not keep her warm and is uncomfortable. She choked to death in this sweater. K am heart broken. RIP Charlotte. We loved you. These bad bad people should not get away with what they have done.
Oh my god you poor girl. THIS IS UNBELEIVABLE
This is very unfortunate, but they are not too blame. Why did you keep it on your dog? It’s your fault for being neglectful and keeping it on your dog. You can’t go around accusing people when you’re the one at fault.
Really? Your lacked in proper pet parenting and it resulted in your poor dogs death not someone giving ideas, common sense would have prevented this. Blaming others for improper pet care is inexcusable, and they are not bad people, in my opinion you should not have a pet. Did they put the shirt on your dog? NO, you did, they they leave it on your dog? NO. I use these on all my dogs with zero problems, as the daughter to a veterinarian there is nothing wrong with “these people”, to me there is something wrong with you, and the poor doggie lost the worst:(
I’m a Veterinarians daughter, too! And I agree with your comments. This sweater wouldn’t have caused choking unless possibly she made it way too small and it didn’t fit her neck. But any rational person would have figured that out and taken it off.
You are the kind of person that ruins these harmless diy blogs where there are real pet parents out there trying to find ways to actually care for their pet baby! You must be a child in all seriousness and I hope you learn that in life there’s more to it than sitting on a screen because your life is so boring and have nothing better to do than to find a “diy dog hoodie blog” to criticize. C’mon honey you just got yourself laughed at really you should be highly embarrassed. May I suggest finding friends and getting outside the house??? God bless your sweet soul and prayers you find the right meaning for life and get on the right track. Bless your heart honey!
Glad I found you can anyone tell me how to attach sleeves and hopefully maybe a turtleneck a friend recommended socks for sleeves just not sure about attachment I can see well enough to patch a hole or tear and if I’m lucky repair a seam but that’s about it have sewing machine but barely know how to use it can’t even use the button hole thing which would be handy to be able to use but right now I’m more concerned with getting a couple warm things for my newly rescued greyhound can’t save him and let him freeze poor guy so any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks for having this info for folks like me
This is awesome and just what I’m needing. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
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