Follow this step-by-step tutorial to create a sweater for your pup from the socks that are collecting dust in the closet.
Remember when toe socks were a thing? I never really much cared for them. But I still ended up with a few pairs in my closet that were never being used. So, I decided to turn them into a sweater for my poor little shivering chiweenie. #dobbytherescuechiweenie
She needs to wear sweaters in the winter because she gets so cold and she needs to cover her scars on her back in the summer so she doesn't get sunburned.
They don't seem to make dog sweaters long enough to cover up the scars all the way down her back. Therefore I decided to make my own. I used one of her best fitting sweaters as a starting template.
These socks work really well because they have a cuff on the top of them that can be the neck for the sweater.
The first thing I did was cut off the toes and cut both socks down the side so I have two big rectangles of fabric. One of them should be slightly narrower and shorter than the other to go on the underside.
I pinned them with the good side together leaving a gap for the arm holes with a little mark of washable marker to make sure I don't sew too far.
I don't have a serger so I zigzagged the edges. Since it is sweater fabric, I zigzagged each of the seams twice just to be safe.
The first one that I made, the underside was a little too big so when I made the sweater from the Halloween socks, I cut the other sock a little bit smaller and it fit her perfect.
There is still a stack of socks on my sewing table that will become a new wardrobe for Dobby!
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And as always, here is a list of some of the supplies that I used in this project in case you want to take a look:
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