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1  Re: Mini Jordys with flap... TUTORIAL!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by mnwild on: January 18, 2006 06:24:49 PM
I love the jordy bags, but can never think of a good closure for them... I usually just end up sewing a ribbon on each side and tying it for a close, but this looked WAY better, so I had to try.  Here's mine, made with grey suede-like material (really hard to sew!!!) and pink flannel inside.  I sewed the velcro for the flap kind of high up on the outside, so it's a little "boxy" at the top.

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2  Re: doggie slippers?? in Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions by mnwild on: November 19, 2005 09:06:25 PM
YES!  I made some not too long ago.  All you need is fabric & velcro.  I'll try to do a tutorial, it's my first so bear with me!
Cut out 8 of the following shape.  legth and width will depend on paw/leg size.  I have a little pom, and mine were about 2.5"w x 3.5"h each.


On four of the shapes, sew a small rectangle of velcro on the right side, "fuzzy" side up.


Cut 4 pieces of the "sticky" side of the velcro about 2x the width of your U-shape


This part can get a little tricky.  You will need to layer your pieces in this order:
one U shape, without velcro, right side up.
Long strip of "sticky" velcro, sticky side down
another U shape, with fuzzy velcro, right side down.

When you do this, make sure that the fuzzy velcro is lined up with the sticky velcro, but the fuzzy will be touching the back of the sticky piece... does that make any sense??!?
Also, the LONG part of the sticky piece needs to be between the two U's.  I found it easiest to roll it up and just have one loose end stick out of the side so that it gets sewn into the seam

Sew all around except top.  When you turn right sides out, it will look like this:


When you slip the dog's paw in, you can wrap the long part of the velcro all the way around the leg for a snug fit.




Hope this wasn't too confusing!  Like I said, it's my first tutorial, so if you have any questions just let me know.

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3  Re: doggie rain coat in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by mnwild on: November 13, 2005 05:31:28 PM
I found a SUPER easy pattern that I have been using for almost all the clothes I've made lately.  My dog likes it, becuase there's no sleeves to contrict her legs at all.  I have it pictured below, but I tweeked it a bit - made it longer in the back and the straps tend to need to be a bit longer proportionately, just measure around your dog, devide by 2 and add a few inches for seam and overlap underneath for the measurement between the arrows, and measure length for the fold part. 
I bought Kiko a sweater from a catalog and she just hated it, but everything I make with this pattern she really seems to like.  You can also make the "straps" wider (like I did with the faux fur coat) to cover more belly for winter time.  I just sew on velcro to the neck and belly straps for closures.

Next - a doggie backpack, she can carry her own treats and poop bags!



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