14/08/2014

Snood DIY

DIY whippet snood!
One of the simplest things you can make for your dog. 
Made of soft polar fleece, it can be worn covering the ears or not.
Over ears



 Snoods are used to keep the ears warm and some people even use them to keep the ears of long eared/haired breeds tidy before shows.
 For this DIY you will need:
Some polar fleece fabric
Sewing machine
Thread
Scissors
Measuring tape
and
A DOG

First measure around your dog's head and take that measurement to form the longest side of your rectangle adding a few cm or an inch or so for seam allowance. Then use the length you want your snood to be to form the length of the shortest side you your rectangle. Make sure the stretch of the fabric goes with the longest side.

 Turn fabric over, fold over both long sides, pin and sew down like shown.

 Zig- Zag stitch adds strength to the seams
Fold over as shown


 Sew down remaining side
Fold inside out







                        Ta-Da   







                  

9 comments:

  1. That's interesting. We don't know that we could walk wearing one of those....luckily it doesn't get REALLY cold here, but we can see it would be great in colder climes.

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  2. Crikey Bella, Roxy and Dui .... you're not whippets ..... you wouldn't know but we blokes get awful cold, awful easily. It doesn't get that cold in Noosa but I sure could use one of those. My ears positively turn to iceblocks sometimes. I'm going to get Mum to make me heaps in all different colours to match my EXTENSIVE wardrobe. Thanks for the recipe!! Mmmmmmm ..... should I say.... PATTERN!! She's not much of a sewer. Crikey ...... what am I saying?? She can't cook either.

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    1. Yep we get the iceblock ears! and the extensive whippet wardrobe too!
      Tell your ma to get busy, you need lots of snoods!

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  3. Your snood are cute. Don't think I'll be needin one since it are still 90 somefin degrees at night.

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  4. Awww how cute is that!?
    Thanks for linking up with us today!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  5. Hahaha! I love it!
    Such a cute idea! :-)

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  6. What a great idea and we have to admit you look adorable in it! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Adorable and functional! I'll be making a Pug-sized one for Victoria before Winter hits here.

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  8. They look so cute. I am going to make one for my Doberman. She has natural ears and they get so cold in the winter. Thanks so much for the clear directions and pictures.

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