As Winter continues to roll along and the temperature outside drops, it’s time to start bundling up your best friend for walks. Why not get creative with their wardrobe choices? Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to make unique sweaters for your pup, using nothing but your hand-me-downs. When you're finished with your masterpiece, here's how to take the best photo to show off your work.

    Step 1

    First, find a sweater that you no longer wear. This one shrunk from an XL to a medium in one wash. Perfect! Grab your scissors, cut off one sleeve and stretch it until it’s wide enough to fit over your dog’s belly.

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    Step 2

    Lay the sleeve over your dog’s body to measure for length, mark the end with a permanent marker and cut off excess material. Then, with the seam on the bottom, trim your sleeve into the shape of a dog sweater.  You can draw a curved line with your marker as shown here, or just wing it with scissors...there’s always a backup sleeve!

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    Step 3

    Now, pretend you’re making a Valentine’s Day heart and fold your sweater in half as pictured. Cut a half circle into the fold in order to create two perfectly symmetrical little leg holes.

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    That's It!

    And…that’s it! Now you can try your new creation on your enthusiastic model!

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    Topics: Dog Fun