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25 FREE Dog Clothing Ideas & Patterns

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You might be surprised how easy it is to make your own doggy clothes and the great part is, you can recycle your own clothes, make matching outfits or ensure a good fit if you have one of those “unusually shaped dogs.” These free patterns are perfect to get you started.

#1 –Upcycled Leg Warmers

This cute idea is from Sew Doggy Style. You can get her instructions here.

Image source: Sew Doggy Style
Image source: Sew Doggy Style

#2 – Turn a Onesie Into a Dog Tee

This ingenious upcycle is from She Knows. Pattern found here.

Image source: Sheknows.com
Image source: Sheknows.com

#3 –  Canine Carhartt Coat

Another upcycle, this coat takes your beat-up Carhartt (or other warm jacket!) and turns it into a perfect canine coat for cold weather. Directions can be found on Instructables.com.

Image source: Instructables.com
Image source: Instructables.com

#4 – Buttons & Bows Headband

This is an adorable headband for your little princess! Directions here.

Image source: MissDaisyDesigns.com
Image source: MissDaisyDesigns.com

#5 – Dog Pants

These cute pants can be made of any material, though the jeans are adorable! Pattern and directions can be found on Mimi & Tara.

Image source: Mimiandtara.com
Image source: Mimiandtara.com

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#6 – Reversible Over the Collar Bandana

If you are new to sewing, this is an easy project to get you started. Directions can be found at Cut Out + Keep.

Image source: CutOutAndKeep.net
Image source: CutOutAndKeep.net

#7 – DIY Dog Coat

This is a fun and practical dog coat that you can make as heavy or light as you need, depending on the weather where you live. Pattern found on Ricochet & Away.

Image source: Ricochetandaway.blogspot.com
Image source: Ricochetandaway.blogspot.com

#8 – Upcycled Dog Collar

This is a super easy project, in fact the designer says it takes just 15 minutes to make! Directions can be found on Sew Doggy Style.

Image source: Sewdoggystyle.com
Image source: Sewdoggystyle.com

#9 – Doggy Cooling Vest

This smart artist created a cooling vest out of some old cargo pants. You learn how to make them on Instructables.com.

Image source: Instructables.com
Image source: Instructables.com

#10 – Easy Fleece Jacket

Here is a pattern for an easy jacket that you can make out of new materials, or recycled old clothes. Pattern and directions can be found on Talking Tails.

Note: this image is not one from the pattern. Image source: @andreavallejos via Flickr
Note: this jacket was not made from the pattern. Image source: @andreavallejos via Flickr


#11 – Suede Doggy Coat

This sued coat is super simple to make and requires very little sewing thanks to the material used. Pattern and directions can be found on MarthaStewart.com.

Image source: Marthastewart.com
Image source: Marthastewart.com

#12 – 10 minute Dog Boots

Here is a fast and easy way to make some dog boots. Directions on Instructables.com.

Image source: Instructables.com
Image source: Instructables.com

#13 – Recycle Rain Coat Dog Jacket

Another upcycle project, this one uses a rain jacket. Instructions can be found on Makezine.com.

Image source: Makezine.com
Image source: Makezine.com

#14 –Embellished Wool Doggie Sweater Dress

This is an absolutely adorable sweater “dress” for any uptown girl. Direction can be found on Miss Lovie Creations.

Image source: Missloviecreations.blogspot.com
Image source: Missloviecreations.blogspot.com

#15 –  Dog Raincoat and Collar

The talented people at HGTV have made this a fun and easy set for you to make for your dog. Directions can be found here.

Image source: HGTV.com
Image source: HGTV.com


#16 –  Recycled Denim Coat and Scarf

Another cute idea from Instructables.com, this one uses your old jeans. Directions here.

Image source: Instructables.com
Image source: Instructables.com

#17 – Doggie Hoodie

One of the most popular items for dogs, a hoodie! Directions are on Instructables.com.

Image source: Instructables.com
Image source: Instructables.com

#18 –Greyhound Hats

Though made for greyhounds, we believe any dog would look posh in one of these! Directions can be found on Sewing.org.

Image source: Sewing.org
Image source: Sewing.org

#19 –  Dog Dress

Another one from the talented people at HGTV, this is an adorable dress that you can make as plain or fancy as you wish, so it will fit an occasion. Directions found here.

Image source: HGTV.com
Image source: HGTV.com

#20 – Doggy Pleated Wool Coat

This just might be the cutest thing we have ever seen! Pair this with the greyhound hat above and your dog is already for a tea party. Directions found at A One Stop Shop.

Image source: Aonestopshop.blogspot.com
Image source: Aonestopshop.blogspot.com


#21 –Ragged Edge Bandanna

This is a fun and different take on the traditional doggy bandanna. Direction found on Quilting.about.com.

Image source: Quilting.about.com
Image source: Quilting.about.com

#22 –  Bella Frill Dress

This is just an adorable dress by A One Stop Shop. Directions found here.

Image source: Aonestopshop.blogspot.com
Image source: Aonestopshop.blogspot.com

#23–  Dog Cap Pattern

This is a fun pattern for the dog who likes to go on outings but doesn’t want to have the sun in his eyes. Directions and pattern can be found on Mimi & Tara.

Image source: Mimiandtara
Image source: Mimiandtara

#24 –  Recycle Dog Sweater

Here is a way to turn that old stretched or pilled sweater into a cute one for your dog. Directions can be found on Craftstylish.

Image source: Craftstylish.com
Image source: Craftstylish.com

#25 –  Harness Coat

Another creative idea from A One Stop Shop. This is a harness and coat in one. Directions here.

Image source: aonestopshop.blogspot.com
Image source: aonestopshop.blogspot.com

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