Pampered pets expect their owners to shower them with gifts and they show their appreciation with loads of licks. They think you have bought them something every time you come home from a store! Outfitting your dog in style does not require spending a lot of money. The ideas below will make your pet look like a million bucks but you will only spend a small amount. Let your dog live the lavish life!
Idea 1: Convert a canvas tote bag into a dog carrier so your pooch can travel through town without walking. Cut a U-shape into one side of the tote using fabric shears. Base the width and depth of the cutout on the size of the dog’s head, leaving a minimum of one-half inch between the cutout and the bag handles. Cut a length of cotton webbing to cover the cutout edge. Fold this webbing over the raw edges and hand-stitch it in place with a sturdy needle and durable thread.
Idea 2: Give a dog collar some flair by adding one-half of a snap to it and the other half of the snap to a flower or bow to attach to the collar.
Idea 3: Turn two towels into a travel cushion for your pet. This creates a soft bed in the car or while away from home and it can be rolled up and packed in a tote bag or luggage. To wash, just throw it in the washing machine and dry it in the dryer.
Align the towels and sew together the sides and one end. Cut two pieces of batting to a length one inch shorter and a width one inch narrower than the towels. Insert these into the open end of the towels, then sew up this side. For a designer look, create tufts spaced 6 to 8 inches apart. Double a strand of embroidery floss and thread it through a large sewing needle. Stitch down through each layer and then come back up approximately 1/8-inch away. Trim the floss and tie its ends.
Idea 4: Make your dog a diamond necklace with grosgrain ribbon and rhinestone accents. Use the ribbon to make the necklace collar and sew two snaps onto the ends to secure it. Sew rhinestone dangles to the bottom of the ribbon and stitch rhinestone trim on the sections of ribbon directly above them.