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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Teddie; A little China man? on: October 22, 2007 02:46:46 PM
Since Teddie's Birthday is on Halloween day I had to take my little baby and do something special.  I no longer trick or treat, but these contests they have at PetSmart are perfect for him. 

I make all of his clothes and this time I made him into a little China man...  It was cheaper than buying an outfit and is nothing like you find in any shop. 

Since the Shih Tzu is native to China this was the best choice. 
Now that he's gotten his hair cut it's going to look even better.  I don't have any pictures with his hair cut and in the costume, but will try any post some later.

These will have to do for now Wink 


These are pictures of the detail work..

We're aiming to win, but having fun is all that matters. Cheesy
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Teddie PupArt on: September 07, 2007 04:44:35 PM
I haven't been feeling to well so my mom drew a picture for me to make me get better.  Cheesy  She's even more artsy fartsy than I am and can pretty much do anything.  She does stained glass, sewing, paining, drawing, building, but this is just to cute I had to show you guys.

She used ink, water, and special paper used for print making.  The paper is heavy duty so it's $3-4 a sheet.  My sister has been taking print making so she had some left over.

That is Teddie Ruxpin my Rescued Shih Tzu.  I have made a few other threads if you'd like to see more pictures of him.

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / With Winter Coming Soon.. on: September 07, 2007 03:36:09 PM
I had been trying to figure out how to make a doggie jacket/hoodie since I got my little Teddie since he's not good for the cold.  Well I came aross this thread and loved it so much I just had to make Teddie one.  I just want to say thank you again!! Cheesy

Once I had the hoodie made I sat down and made a pattern so I could make more.  So I made two more from scratch and they turned out pretty good.

Here is the first hoodie made from a infants hoodie; it was altered to fit his body.

The two made from scratch.. A BRIGHT red track jacket with a super blue zipper..

And a PURPLE fleece hoodie.... It looks like cobalt blue, but it's really not. I used velcro to close this one.

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / HandMadeDogClothes (Now with Tute for shirt; pg 4) on: August 02, 2007 09:40:06 PM

Tutorial for T-shirts
Material 1/2 - 3/4 of a yard(I chose black t-shirt material and polka dot cotton)

First lay out your material for the base of the shirt and pin it out, then cut around leaving about 1/2 inch all the way around.

I usually do some type of painted graphic on the front so it's not just plain, but you can do whatever.  I use regular acrylic fabirc paint (make sure it's not really thick) I also mix a little fabric medium so it can be washed etc and wont effect the picture.  You just mix it with the paint. This one had Deadbolt written on the back because that's one of Teddie's nicknames..

Finished Painting..

Now this part gets a bit difficult so just stay with me.. Smiley
You'll need four strips of material two and a half times as wide as you'd like the band around the arms, neck and waist to be.  I usually cut them 2 1/2 inches wide.  Remember they have to be long enough to go all the way around the base of the arm, neck and waist.
Teddie wears a medium
Neck: 15"
Arm: 15 1/2"
Waist: 26 1/2"
Underside: 8"
Back: 13"
I make all of the bands about 28" because that's what fits the waist, you want to have extra on each end.  You can cut the rest down once they're sewn on.
Match right sides together and sew.

Now you're ready to start turning the bands under.  Starting from the edge I fold the band in half.

Then match the fold with the stitch on the (shirt)

Your shirt should now look like this. Do this to all bands.

Once everything is pinned in place, sew along the edge on the top so you catch both the top and bottom.  I sew at 1/4" all the way around the bands.  Now that everything is together it's time to finish the shirt.

Flip the shirt over so you can start putting the sides together. Fallow the neck band and pin down the middle; making the top of the chest.  Then fallow the waist and sew up the middle; making the bottom part of the chest.  

Now you should be able to fold those two down where you'll sew along the middle of the top and bottom. I like to zig zag the edges giving them a more finished look and keeps the ends from fraying.
The finished product.

***I'm sorry it took so long tog et one of these up.  If you end up making one be sure to post it!  I'd love to see your creations. Smiley
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