Turn Your Old Sweater Into A Dog Sweater

I love making clothes for our furry family members and I like to think that they love wearing them, well sometimes. I thought that with the weather being cold today I could make Skye a sweater. I am pretty sure she ate the one I made her last year, I seems to have vanished…

For this project you will need an old sweater and a sewing machine. Not much to it.


Measure your dog around the neck, from the neck to the tail, and around the rib cage.

Cut your sweater straight up the front and cut the sleeves off. Measure the neck of your sweater and mark it to the measurement that you took from your dogs neck. Do the same for the length and the rest of the width. Connect your lines and cut.


Sew it up the front and then sew up the sleeve holes.


I added a heart design to the front of the sweater since it’s Valentine’s Day Weekend. Hold the sweater up to your dog and judge where the leg holes should go and cut them out ( you can also measure this to get the most accurate results but it is pretty easy to judge).


You can leave the holes like this, finish them with a zig-zag stitch or serge hem, or add sleeves. I added sleeves I cut 3 inches off of the end of my sweater sleeves and stitched it into the leg holes.

She loves it! Until this one goes missing.


I almost forgot, I made Kinky his own sweater from the leftover part of the sleeve. He has not even been bothered by having it on. He likes to be warm and cozy.


Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Don’t forget to check out tomorrows sewing project.

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  • Amanda
    March 9, 2016 at 12:39 AM

    I’m so bad at sewing so I would have never tried this on my own but I have to say, you make it look so easy! Plus it’s so adorable! *putting this on my to-do list* 🙂

    • Ashley Brown
      March 9, 2016 at 8:54 AM

      Thank you, it really is easy.

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