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|Free Dog Clothes Patterns - Over 100 designs!
|112 of the best Free Dog Clothes Patterns & Tutorials on the web!
Looking for a dog coat pattern? A dog vest, sweater, dress, costume, jacket, or shirt pattern? Well, you've come to
the right place. With a collection of over one hundred free dog coat & clothes patterns & tutorials gathered from all
over the web, you may just find just the dog pattern you're looking for.
Sewing clothes for your dog can be a great way to repurpose an old sweater, t-shirt, or sweatshirt. And since quite
a few of these designs call for working with knit fabrics or sweater knits, here are some tips for sewing knits: Use a
ballpoint needle in your sewing machine, which will slide between the fibers of your knit fabric instead of cutting
through them. And use a special stretch stitch or a tiny zigzag stitch when sewing your knit fabric so that your seams
will stretch when the finished item is worn.
Reinforce seams that will be subject to lots of stress (such as where bands and tabs are attached) by sewing a second
row of stitching over or right next to the first row. And if an item has a more intricate design, or you’ll be making it
from a more costly fabric, you may want to make a “muslin” of the item first to be sure you get the fit right before
sewing the finished item.
And if you need to try the item on your dog before sewing your final seams, use safety-pins to hold your seams
together instead of straight pins, to be on the safe side.