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Easy DIY No Sew Dog Jacket

Want to know how to make a dog jacket? I've made this tutorial on an easy pet project on how you can make dog jackets for your beloved pets. These custom dog jackets are made from repurposed clothing so I'm sure that you'll love it! If you're looking for cheap dog jackets, just make one with this DIY project!

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Keep your dogs warm and fashionable with an easy dog jacket! Read on and learn how to make an easy no sew dog jacket at home using your old fleece shirt or track pants! Now that is budget-friendly!

There are numbers of reasons why we dress up our little friends: others do it because their pets look absolutely adorable, while some dress up theirs to keep them warm during cold weather. And sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. If your cute little pet is feeling cold and you need something to keep him warm and snugly ASAP, your old fleece shirt / pants will come handy!

So let's upcycle your old fleecy pair of track pants or a fleecy sweatshirt jacket into a warm no-sew dog jacket!


How To Make a Dog Jacket


You'll need the following materials for your dog jackets:

  • Scissors
  • Fleecy Jumper
  • Fleecy Track Pants
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape

Upcycled Fleece Pants Dog Jacket


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Step 1

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First, we need to take our pup's measurements (Allow a bit of extra room for a comfortable fit.) :

  • Length of puppy's back (from the top of his tail to his neck)
  • Around his neck area
  • Around his chest
  • Girth


Step 2

We'll start with your old fleece pants! You can remove the ribbed cuff unless it's loose enough for your pup's head to fit through. If yes, you can just roll it back a few times.


Step 3

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Mark distance between front legs on fabric. Cut the openings big enough for paws to fit through.


Step 4

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Reposition the fabric so the side seams to run along each side of your pet. Cut the fabric to get a better measurement on your puppy's back.


Step 5

Using back measurement, cut the fabric on an angle.

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Now you can try the jacket on. It should be comfortable and allow freedom of your pet's movement.


Upcycled Old Fleece Shirt Sleeve Dog Jacket

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Cut according to your pup's back measurement.


Step 2


Remove the cuff if it's too tight for the neck. Mark the distance of your pup's front legs.


Step 3

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Then cut the holes big enough for the paws to fit through them. Roll back the end of the sleeve to make a cute collar for your dog jacket.

So if your little pup needs protection from cold and you need it quick, remember you can make this warm snug no sew dog jacket using a long fleecy sleeve or a long fleecy pants leg!

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Happy DIY-ing!


You can also watch the full video tutorial on how to make a dog jacket from CookingForDogs below. Enjoy!


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  1. AvatarSusan says

    February 21, 2015 at 9:21 am

    When did sewing become so difficult that no one wants to try it any more? Even if I did cut up my sweats for my dog, I’d still want to hem the cut edges.

  2. AvatarMary Sheldon Fears says

    March 27, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you!! I have 2 puppies I might make matching jackets different colors. Lace ruffles around the leg and back opening would be cute 🙂


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