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Suede Doggy Coat

If you have a dog larger than a Frenchie (sacre bleu!), it's easy to improvise: This is essentially just a rectangle and two straps.




  • 1/3 yard of suede fabric (for a 20-pound dog
  • Scissors
  • Erasable fabric marker
  • Four buttons
  • Needle and thread


  1. Step 1

    Cut fabric into a 14-by-11-inch rectangle and two 1 1/2-inch-wide straps, 13 and 14 inches long (for other sizes, test with muslin or newspaper); round the corners.

  2. Step 2

    Drape over dog. Mark where buttons will hold the straps, across the lower neck and behind the front legs.

  3. Step 3

    Sew buttons onto main piece; cut slits in straps. (As dog grows, make longer straps.)

Blueprint, 2006



Reviews (1)

  • houseof8 22 Sep, 2011

    When I needed to make something for a Humane Society benefit, I didn't want to have to go buy supplies. So I used a piece of medium weight jaquard upholstry fabric that I already had and made this (in the size described). Of course had to hem it, and tubed the straps. Made a small rosette to add just behind the neck area to dress it up. (My first time making a rosette! Easier than I thought!)