The coat can be customized with the pet's name, or a word describing his or her personality.
I have three dogs: a tiny teacup poodle, a medium-sized terrier and a big, lovable Labrador. The 6-pound poodle is extremely spoiled. That, of course, is our fault. My daughter, Lisa, and I love to make her dog coats. We don’t know why, but she loves to wear them. The easiest way to do this is to buy an existing coat and embellish it.
Simple Pet Coat
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Pencil or Fabric Marker
Needle and Thread
Sizzix Die-Cutting Machine and Dies (optional)
Put the coat on your pet and roughly sketch out where your design will go with pencil or fabric marker. Then take the coat off.
Lay it out flat on your work surface. You can either use Sizzix alphabet dies to create the word of your choice, or sketch out letters on your coordinating fabric and cut them out with scissors.
Using Fabri-Tac, glue the cut letters onto your coat in the area you sketched out. You can also add shapes such as stars, hearts and flowers to the jacket.
Embellish the coat with buttons and trims like pompoms, Ric Rac, pleats or ruffles. Sew these on tightly with the needle and thread.
If you like, you can also sew down the letters after the glue has dried for added strength.
The coat can be customized with the pet’s name, or a word describing his or her personality. I love doing these projects with my Sizzix die-cutting machine because it saves so much time. And the shapes come out perfectly every time.
For more information on this die-cutting system, go to www.sizzix.com.