DIY Doggy Christmas Jumpers

What better way to get in the festive mood than making your best furry friend a Christmas jumper. So get your creative juices flowing, grab some old clothes, Christmasy decorations and get crafty.




ITEMS NEEDED




  • An old beanie (small to medium dogs)
  • An old jumper or hoodie (medium or large dogs depending on jumper size)
  • An old pair of socks (extra small to small dogs)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing kit or glue gun
  • A variety of Christmas decorations



INSTRUCTIONS


For your small or medium dog:


  • Grab an old beanie.
  • Make a cut at the top of the beanie. This will be for your pooches head and neck, so cut according to their size.
  • Cut two holes either side of the beanie for your dog’s arm. Cut according to their size.
  • Clean up any messy edges once all the cuts have been made.
  • Time to decorate! Grab any unused Christmas decorations or head to your local craft shop to grab supplies.
  • Attach decorations on the jumper securely. We opted for a glue gun, but sewing is another option.



For your medium, large or extra large dog:


  • Find an old jumper or hoodie.
  • You will need just the sleeve.
  • Make a cut at the bottom of the sleeve, you can put the sleeve against your pooch for reference.
  • Cut the top of the sleeve, you can follow the seam of jumper for ease.
  • Make two cuts either side of the sleeve of arm holes. Use your doggy as reference if needed.
  • Decorate as desired (cheesy as possible hopefully).



For your extra small or small dog:


  • Hunt down some old socks.
  • Cut just below the ankle of the socks.
  • Then cut these in half.
  • Layer the two squares on top of one another, make any adjustments if the squares are uneven.
  • Sew or glue the squares together, leaving two holes for your doggy’s arm.
  • Turn inside out.
  • Decorate as desired.



And there you have it! We hope you enjoy making these DIY Doggy Christmas Jumpers. Do feel free to send us your attempts at mystory@borrowmydoggy.com and we may even feature yours on our Facebook.


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