Finding those sewing patterns for dogs has gotten easier these past years due to the fashion trends coming out of Hollywood. Celebrity dog owners have created a wonderful niche for our pampered pooches with diva wear that’s fashionable and fabulous.
But not all of us can afford those high priced designer labels. As a result trendy and creative dog owners have been searching out and even creating their own patterns for their little or big dog.
No matter your pooches style, diva dog, handsome hound, or canine casual, you can find many sewing patterns for dogs in a variety of places. Check out your local library, bookstore or online auction sites for patterns for all occasions from small dog to big dog clothing.
You can buy books or magazines full of projects, or even buy the individual sewing patterns themselves. They can vary from very simple to a bit complex requiring quite a bit of patience and time. So be sure to read through the directions included with the pattern to see if it matches your sewing ability.
A great place to start would be with Linda Gillum’s book, “Canine Couture.” Using four basic patterns she shows you how to make 16 outfits in five different sizes for whatever breed your beloved hound might be.
Customizing the outfits is easy and Linda’s instructions are clear and simple. With full size, pull out patterns you will have the best-dressed dog in no time. Be sure not to overlook Mette Syrtad Hoydal’s book "Dogwear".
Simplicity has several cute patterns for your clothes hound. A quick search on Amazon and you will discover not only adorable but unique patterns as well. From the romantic Victorian poet shirts of Simplicity Pattern 2759 to the funky Super Pooch and Salty Dog costumes of Pattern 3667 there is something for everyone.
Simplicity even has a pattern for the canine couple tying the knot. A debonair tuxedo, a flowing wedding gown, and a bridesmaid puppy gown are all found in Pattern 5901. These may be a little more difficult but well worth the effort.
Although some of the patterns take some doing to figure out, the projects themselves are easy to sew. Full of beautiful color photographs these ideas will add flair to your pampered pups wardrobe.
Canine luxury isn’t limited to your designer dog’s wardrobe though. Many sewing patterns for dogs include a lot of crafty projects that just might make it onto your list of must haves too.
Wonderful accessories such as food mats, toy bags, beds, carriers, and travel accessories are the perfect compliments to any hound haven. Whether for fashion or function sewing for your pooch is a fun way to help your dog stand out ahead of the pack.