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« on: December 11, 2006 06:35:40 PM »

I decided a few weeks ago that given how spoiled my boys are, the human-leg shaped stockings just wont do for my two pooches., so I freehanded an outline of a dog-shaped leg and then cut out two layers of green velveteen and a cuff out of red velveteen and a matching liner of green satin.  I stitched rights sides together to make the basic leg shape and turned it inside out, but velveteen frays pretty badly, so lesson #1: use fray-check or do the project on a serger.  I then used metallic gold cord around the edge of the cuff and then used some extra to make a hanging loop and sewed the green satin lining in the same way, then attached the top of the cuff to the top of the lining.  The green lining was then attached wrong-side to right-side of the top of the green velveteen stocking, and the red cuff was folded over the top.  The letters are done by freehanding the dog's name in fine-tip sharpie on the cuff outside - LESSON#2: use tailor's chalk in case you make a mistake.  Use a simple loop stitch in a line to attach gold seed beads one after another to spell out the name.  Make sure to keep the cuff unattached at the bottom hem so you can sew the beads on without having it show on the green lining on the inside.  Finish off the toes by sewing on tiny bells where the dog claws would be.  Enjoy and improve upon at will!
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006 10:06:58 PM »

aww thats so cute, I would have to do this for my dogs one day too. I love the tiny little bells
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006 12:34:53 AM »

Thanks!  They look almost like real dog legs - so much better than human-looking ones, I think.  Not that the dogs will ever really appreciate them, but they look cute and are made with love for my boys!  If you give this a try, make sure you post your results to share, ok?  Thanks again,
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006 12:38:49 AM »

That is so cute!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2006 10:21:06 AM »

HAHAHAHA!!  Oh that is fantastic! What lucky pups!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2006 11:28:14 AM »

 Cheesy that's so cute! *puts on to-do-list*
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008 05:24:44 PM »

These are great!  The toes with bell-nails make me chuckle out loud.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008 12:26:20 PM »

I need to ask:  Did you name your dog "Geech" because of Cletus's Smell-hound on "The Simpsons"?

if you did, i love you!  Cheesy
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