Easy to Sew Dog Vest

Do you like sewing? Then take a look at this vest for your dog.

Here is a tutorial on how to sew a dog vest with easy  tools and supplies.

You can do this easy-to-sew dog vest for your furry friend in less than one hour.

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DIY dog clothing is always a fun project to make. Make this awesome dog vest; your pooch will look adorable.

For this project you will need the following tools and materials.

Tools and Materials to Sew a DIY Dog Vest


  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil or pen
  • Pattern
  • Pattern paper


  • A piece of printed or solid fabric for the outside. (Use your favorite)
  • A piece of solid fabric. (for the lining) 
  • Coordinating thread 
  • Sewing needles
  • Straight pins 
  • Snap buttons 
  • Lace (optional)

Easy to Sew Dog Vest Steps

Step 1 – Easy to sew dog vest

  • First, you need to measure your dog to adjust the pattern. Note: Take a look at our post on How to measure your dog.
  • The next step is to draw the pattern onto  pattern paper, and cut the pattern.

Step 2 – Cut the fabric

  • Cut out your Fabric. Use a solid-color fabric or printed fabric for your project. 
  • You could use cotton, fleece, denim felt, or wool. 
  • Place the pattern on the fold of the outside fabric, pin it down, and cut the fabric. Repeat with the lining fabric. 

Step 3- Assembly the vest 

  • To assemble, your vest, arrange the two pieces of fabric, put the right sides together, and pin all the way around. 
  • Sew the pieces of fabric. Leave about 3 inches open to turn the pieces inside out, and iron the vest. 
  • If you use a sewing machine, fold under the unfinished edge and pin it. Then topstitch to close. 
  • If you are stitching by hand, use a ladder stitch to the unfinished edge. 

Step 4- Finish the vest 

  • To finish the vest, sew on snap buttons using coordinating thread.
how to sew a dog vest
how to sew a dog vest
how to sew a dog vest

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