Here we’re going to show you how to make dog clothes step by step; making a dog shirt out of a regular t-shirt, also you can make this shirt with just about any size dog and any breed dog, whether you have a Dachshund, a Labrador, a Pitbull, or a big German Shepherd, it doesn’t matter all you need is a few supplies to get started!
The supplies you will need are scissors or rotary cutter, measuring tape if available, some sort of round object like a paper plate or just a regular plate, the T-shirt you’re going to use and your model dog.
With the measuring tape, measure your dog from the start of his neck down to where his tail starts. If you don’t have a measuring tape simply lay the shirt on the dog’s back and fold the bottom of the shirt where you want to cut it.
Now bring out your scissors or rotary cutter if you want the edges to be cleaner. Were using fabric scissors, it works more smoothly with clothing rather than regular scissors.
Again, lay the shirt on a flat surface with the logo you want to show facing up, still folded if you use that method. If you used a measuring tape, measure from the neck of the shirt down and cut horizontally at the fold. The shirt should look like this: Still intact with the bottom cut off.
Now if your dog is long you may not need to cut it all, all depends on the length you measured. Next we’re going to create the body of the shirt, you can pretty much use anything rounded but we’re using a paper plate, grab the plate and place it over the shirt, covering half the sleeves start from the bottom and just follow and cut along the plate all the way to the sleeve.
To make sure both ends are even, you can just fold the shirt over to match the other side, and cut the other side exactly the way you just did. This way both sides will be identical.
Again we’re using fabric scissors but you may use anything you have available.
Your shirt should now look like this: with half of the sleeves and cuts on each side of the body of the shirt.
This next step is optional, depending on the length of your dog’s arms, if your dog has short doggie arms, or is closer to the ground, cut the sleeves off, following the hem of the sleeve. If your dog is larger such as a Rottweiler, you may want to keep the sleeves on. Ultimately it is completely up to you, if you decide you don’t like the sleeves you can always cut them off later.
Now to make it more comfortable for the dog and it’s tummy, turn the shirt over grab the top half of the shirt that is facing up and fold to where the beginning of the armpit of the shirt would be.
Cut along the top part of the shirt. The bottom should still be long. If you turn the shirt over, the long part should be on top, and the logo should still be intact and showing.
If you would like you can sew this part of the shirt together so it stays in place.
Other options would be to sew on velcro, regular velcro or safety pins. For best results you may sew this part, velcro would be second best. If you don’t have either option, simply use safety pins.
If you sew or used velcro, carefully move your dog’s paws through the holes. The shirt should fit nice and snug around your pup.
Well there you have it guys, this was How to make dog clothes step by step. We hope you liked this DIY, if you have any questions leave a comment below.