Easy Felted Dog Coat How To

Easy Felted Dog Coat How To

Seems the only exercise I have time for these days is walking.  Well, like many of you, I don’t like to walk alone so I take our beagle, Maggie, with me.  Winter’s here and as luck would have it, I couldn’t find Maggie’s coat. The sewing machine was already out so, of course, here goes another project! (My husband’s favorite saying…”You can make that!”)

Easy Felted Dog Coat How To

It didn’t occur to me to take pix while I was making Maggie’s coat so I’ll just have to recreate the process.





Supplies needed:
-Large piece of non-raveling fabric such as felt. This will eliminate the need to hem the edges. I had previously nuno felted a large piece of fabric with silk chiffon sandwiched between two layers of alpaca fiber batting. I dyed this in a marbled red/blue.

-Sew on Hook & Loop Tape such as Velcro

-Sewing machine or needle and thread

This is the basic shape for most dog coats. The bottom part wraps around the torso and is attached with hook & loop tape at the belly. The front pieces wrap around the neck to keep the whole thing in place. I measured around Maggie’s belly, neck and the length of her body to get the general size.

dog coat 2

All I did was sew the pieces of hook & loop tape to both sides of the belly part and both sides of the neck part.Easy Felted Dog Coat How To

Easy Felted Dog Coat How To

Say Hi Maggie!Easy Felted Dog Coat How To

We took the coat for a test drive and it works like a charm! And the beauty of alpaca fiber is the warmth even though the fabric itself is very thin and lightweight. Now we just need to see how durable it is.

Happy New Year!
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Annette
Kentucky Blue Fiber Co.
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Comments

  1. Super cute!

  2. Dear Fiber Artsy,
    AS it so happened, I am in the process of making a sweatshirt for my son’s dog. I just happened to spot the pattern at Joanne’s. It has a hoodie and pocket and I’m making it out of dark blue fleece and grey ribbing. Your idea is very useful to me and I’ll try to find a piece large enough. What do you charge for a piece for a dog twice this size?
    Your friend, Donna Gordon

    • Hi Donna,
      Thank you so much.You need a piece of felt for a larger dog? Would you mind emailing me so we can discuss the details? I’m at admin@fiberartsy.com. Looking forward to chatting with you! Annette Browning