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Easy No-Sew Dog Jacket DIY Project For Your Pet Pup

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Make this easy DIY no-sew dog jacket and add another piece to your pet's fancy and trendy wardrobe!

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In this article:

  1. How to Make a No-Sew Dog Jacket
  2. What You'll Need to Make a DIY No-Sew Dog Jacket
  3. Upcycled Fleece Pants No-Sew Dog Jacket
  4. Upcycled Old Fleece Shirt Sleeve No-Sew Dog Jacket

DIY No-Sew Dog Jacket for Your Trendy Pup

How to Make a No-Sew Dog Jacket

Want to know how to make dog clothes from human clothes? I've made this tutorial on an easy pet project on how you can make a dog jacket for your beloved pets.

These custom no-sew dog jackets are made from repurposed clothing so I'm sure you'll love it! If you're looking for cheap dog jackets or DIY dog sweater, just make one with this DIY project!

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 extra warm during cold weather.

Sometimes, desperate times also call for desperate measures. So 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!

You can also keep your dogs warm and fashionable with this easy dog jacket! Learn how to make an easy no-sew dog jacket at home using your old fleece shirt or track pants!

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

What You'll Need to Make a DIY No-Sew Dog Jacket:

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

Upcycled Fleece Pants No-Sew Dog Jacket

Step 1. Take Measurements


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

Take the following measurements:

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

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Step 2. Prepare Your Fleece

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. Cut Out Holes for Paws

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

Step 4. Cut the Fabric on an Angle

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

Using back measurement, cut the fabric on a slight angle.

Step 5. Fit the Easy DIY No-Sew Dog Jacket

Now you can try the jacket on your pup. It should be fit just right, comfortable, and allows your pet freedom of movement.

Upcycled Old Fleece Shirt Sleeve No-Sew Dog Jacket

Step 1. Prepare the Shirt Sleeve

Cut according to your pup's back measurement.

Step 2. Cut the Cuff

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

Step 3. Cut Holes for Paws


Cut holes big enough for the paws to fit through. Next, roll the end of the sleeve to make a cute collar for your dog jacket.

Lastly, try the new no-sew jacket on your dog to check if it fits perfectly.

Watch the full video tutorial on how to make a no-sew dog jacket from CookingForDogs:

Wasn't this DIY no-sew dog jacket super easy? Now you know you don't have to spend big bucks to spoil your pup and you can repurpose your old clothes in the process.

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. Next time, you want to know how to make a dog shirt without sewing, take this easy DIY guide!

Did you enjoy our tutorial on how to make a no-sew dog jacket? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these custom dog jackets.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 17, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


  1. 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. 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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