Fast, Free Dog Sweater

1 Material
20 Minutes
Clothes for dogs can be as pricey as human clothes. Casper, my 13 year old teacup poodle needed a sweater. He shivers so bad when he goes out. Not to mention he has a touch of arthritis in his right hip. So I decided to make a sweater for him to help with the cold, here's how I made it.
First I cut the sleeves off of an old thermal shirt. (This fabric does not ravel, so it's perfect for this. Fleece would work too.)
I measured Casper from the nape of his neck to the base of the tail, then added 5".
I laid the sleeve flat, measured the back and cut. Then I measured from Casper's neck to top of the legs. Adding the distance between his front legs, I pinch folded the fabric and made a V cut.
Then I measured from the back of his front legs to where potty clearance needed to be, and cut it to form.
Quick fit to make sure leg holes and potty clearance was adequate.
Good on both. Casper loves it and it keeps him warm!
Suggested materials:
  • Thermal shirt, scissors, tape measure.   (On Hand)
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  • Sno22001047 Sno22001047 on Nov 11, 2017
    Oh yes, We have a Chinese crested (no hair) & He needs a sweater all winter. I am going to make a couple of these for Him, Thank You so much

  • Lola Lola on Apr 10, 2019

    soooo cute! i’ll make some for my girls today!! 🐶🐶🐶