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
- Erasable fabric marker
- Four buttons
- Needle and thread
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.
Drape over dog. Mark where buttons will hold the straps, across the lower neck and behind the front legs.
Sew buttons onto main piece; cut slits in straps. (As dog grows, make longer straps.)