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sarahactivated
« on: January 22, 2012 07:18:37 AM »

Here are my finished safety vests for my dogs. (You can get the basic idea of how I made them in the last photo)

We take them for walks at night and I can barely see them in the park when they're running around. These vests help me keep tabs on them! Also, there are walkways around the park where we may see the odd cyclist. The vests ensure that the cyclist can see my dog at night if they just happen to be in the cyclist's path.





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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012 04:51:06 AM »

What a great project for your dogs.  Is that reflective tape?
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012 01:10:52 AM »

I've used an old miner's safety vest. So the reflective fabric is already part of the vest. It's super handy!

I've actually just started making another vest for my bigger dog. The one I made her (in the photos), doesn't cover enough of her torso Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012 05:59:14 PM »

very cool.  I've got a few old hi-vis vests that I've stashed away for the exact same project, now I just need to get onto it and sew them!
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012 06:48:34 AM »

very cool.  I've got a few old hi-vis vests that I've stashed away for the exact same project, now I just need to get onto it and sew them!

Oh cool! That's great to hear that somebody else had the same idea for their doggies. I have to say that the vests have been really handy in another way too! My dogs roll in poop every now and then (gross) and instead of sticking my dogs in the dreaded shower, all I have to do is chuck their safety vest into the washing machine Smiley

Let me know how yours turn out. I'm just a beginner so my "patterns" aren't all that complicated Smiley I made a video of my process on YouTube. I would love to compare notes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XtVkf6bZwg
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012 02:18:41 AM »

here we go, here's mine http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406863.0 (at last)
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012 05:13:23 AM »

Yay!

Wicked. I hope it helps you keep an eye on them at night Smiley
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