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« on: January 07, 2004 06:02:48 PM »

Pet toys are really easy to make, and a good way to practice your sewing skills! And hey, you know you little puppy or kitty doesn't really care how well its made, they're just fun to play with.

Here is the lastest one I made for my dog. I would recommend NOT using felt, since slobber and stuff really doesn't help it stick well. She doesn't really seem that interested in this one though, I think its because it doesn't have a squeakie thing in it.

Basically, just cut out a square of fabric, draw a random shape on one wrong side, right sides together, sew along the line of the shape and then cut out the seam allowance. I do the cutting last, since my machine doesn't follow all the lines (or, well I dont!) Then, turn it inside out, stuff it with LOTS of filling and then sew up the top, and decorate if you want, with animal safe things. You can also stick a squeakie thing while you are stuffing it.

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2004 01:15:21 PM »

Great idea!  I neglected to buy my dog a new toy for Christmas and i've been feeling a little guilty.
Now I can practice sewing and make myself (and my dog) feel better.  Do you know where I can get a squeakie thing to put inside?  According to my pup, this is a must have.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2004 01:30:01 PM »

Where can you get the squeaky thing? By the way I like your octopus, really cute.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2004 04:32:53 PM »

I recently sewed up my practice knitting swatches and made kitty toys stuffing them with cat nip. I hate to see stuff go to waste, and she carries them around everywhere!

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2004 05:54:18 PM »

I know what you mean bluaria, my dog just HAS to have a squeaker. She was nosing this toy looking for one, but just couldn't find it.

I would imagine you can buy them, I have no idea where. Maybe at a large craft store? You could ask. If they are expensive (like over a dollar, which I couldn't imagine) you could just go to a dollar store, and buy a cheap toy and rip out the squeaker. I'm not really sure, I've never seen them, or well never looked!
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2004 08:48:47 PM »

I would love to make these for my pups but they always shread every toy they get ahold of!! It's very cute though! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2004 08:05:28 AM »

If your dog destroys stuff as much as mine you can try to salvage a squeeker from an old toy.....
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2004 08:14:38 AM »

niiice ^_^ very cute.

my mommy owns a dog training business/store and has squeekies for sale. you could probably get them at most pet supply stores. or maybe not... hope that helps yall!
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2004 10:39:37 AM »

oh my gosh xanthia your cat looks just like mine!, he name is Van Gogh, I'll post a pic later of her helping me with some crafts later Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2004 05:49:27 PM »

I have been to one pet supply warehouse place that used to carry the squeakers - I have also salvaged squeakers. A friend of mine got some from here - haven't tried them myself yet, but as far as I know, it worked out for her ...


http://www.cdwplus.com/othersupplypage.html
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