15 Fun Things to Sew For Your Pet: Free Patterns!


Looking to sew something unique for your pet? You can create one-of-a-kind dog or kitty items they will love, from soft and cozy beds to cute accessories they can wear and play with. Here are 15 simple sewing projects perfect for pets that will get tails wagging and kitties purring. These free sewing projects also make thoughtful gifts for fellow pet lovers.

Cute Adjustable Collar

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The first thing any pet needs is a collar! See Kate Sew has a fabulous free sewing pattern to help you make a dog collar in lots of different sizes. This is an amazing collar with hardware to make it adjustable and a nice buckle.

Easy Pet Collar with Velcro

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If you don’t have collar hardware available or need to make a quick dog or cat collar, this free pet collar tutorial uses just fabric, velcro, and a d-ring or rectangle ring. It’s perfect for a beginner. This tutorial is also adjustable so you can make any size.

Patchwork Dog Leash from Fabric Scraps

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Sew up a new leash for your favorite pet – it’s sew easy! All you need is some fabric scraps, a bit of interfacing, and a lobster claw clasp. I pieced lots of squares together for my leash, but you can also use a single long strip of fabric.

Big Bow for Your Dog’s Collar

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Learn how to sew a big beautiful bow that slides right on your dog’s collar. This free tutorial is easy to follow with lots of photos. Your girl will feel so pretty wearing her bow.

But what about your dapper guy?

Dog’s Collar Bow Tie

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The same easy tutorial will show you how to make a more conservative looking bow to add to your little fella’s collar.

Free Dog Bandana Pattern

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A pet bandana is the perfect sewing project for beginners because it’s so fast and easy. You can start and finish in about an hour, I promise! Build your sewing skills and have so much fun with this free tie-on pet bandana pattern in 3 sizes.

Pet Collar Bandana

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Or maybe you’d rather have a pet bandana that slides onto the collar instead of tying it around the neck. Here’s a free pattern for a pet bandana that goes on the collar.

How to Sew a Dog Bed

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Every dog (or cat) wants a soft place to rest. Learn how to sew your pet a custom dog bed with this easy tutorial from Heather Handmade. She used an old foam mattress pad and fabric from her stash so it hardly cost anything!

Pillow Pet Bed

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Here’s a chance to go crazy and make your pet a bed that looks like them, lol! Or leave off the animal head and sew a comfy fleece bed with a standard pillow inside.

How to Sew a Dog Coat

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This warm coat will help keep fur babies warm no matter the season! This free sewing tutorial to make a dog coat pattern would also work for a cat, rabbit, pig, or whoever keeps you company.

Skinny Pet Leash

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If your fur baby is too small to be led with the thick leash featured earlier, here’s a tutorial for making a narrower leash. The skinny pet leash tutorial can also be made with a single fabric or lots of scraps.

Dog Ball

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Learn how to sew a ball or sphere with a free ball sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for little kids or pets to play with! The free pattern includes two different sizes.

Cage Comforter

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A cage comforter is a padded mat that can be placed inside a kennel and washed whenever needed. It is perfect for using up leftover fabric and batting. Many quilters make cage comforters with scraps and donate them to animal shelters.

Doggie Poop Bag Holder

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As much as we might not like it, walking your dog entails cleaning up after them too! This DIY poop bag dispenser can be made in any cute fabric and it’s the perfect size for a standard roll of poop bags! You’ll be the coolest pet owner in the neighborhood! This is also the perfect accessory to make for a new dog owner – gift it with a pack of bags.

DIY Pet Bowl Mat

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Having a dog is the best, but dogs are messy eaters and drinkers. Learn how to make a DIY dog bowl mat with a free sewing pattern. Keep the floor clean and dry with this beginner sewing project.

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