15 Sewing Patterns for Dogs: Adorable DIY Collars and Clothes to Make for Your Furry Friend


Does your fur baby have a custom wardrobe? They should! Use these 15 sewing patterns for dogs to make collars and clothes for your pet to wear without breaking the bank. Most of these dog sewing patterns are free, but a couple were so cute that I thought you wouldn’t mind paying a little bit for a printable pattern. Enjoy!

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.

Cute Collar Bandana

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This free dog bandana sewing pattern comes in three sizes. You can tie the bandana over the collar or attach it before putting the collar on your pup.

Enjoy walking your dog around with their cute new collar bandana. It’s sure to bring many compliments and smiles from fellow dog lovers.

Quilted Dog Coat

Help your dog stay warm and stylish with a quilted dog jacket. This jacket is great for those chilly walks or outdoor adventures. The free dog coat sewing tutorial shows how to make it with quilted fabric to add both insulation and texture.

Enjoy seeing your furry friend cozy and fashionable!

Upcycled Dog Sweater

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A dog sweater will make your pet look stylish while staying cozy. This free dog sweater pattern from See Kate Sew comes in three sizes, helping you get just the right fit for chilly walks.

Wouldn’t this dog sweater look adorable made with a festive plaid sweater?

Free Tuxedo Vest Pattern

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What could be sweeter than your doggie dressed up in a little tuxedo vest? This free tuxedo vest pattern for dogs from Mimi and Tara is a pattern you have to try!

Dog Coat Pattern from Closet Core

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Closet Core Patterns has another dog coat pattern. Instead of drafting it to fit your dog, they provide 11 sizes!

Ruffle Dog Dress

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This frilly ruffled dress is perfect for walks in the park, a casual outing, or even a special event! The free Bella Frill Dress pattern is suitable for small dogs.

Be sure to pick washable fabric so your pup can wear it again and again.

Tutu Dress

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Does your cute little girl love to dance? Sew her a doggie tutu dress using another free pattern from Mimi and Tara. I can’t get over how adorable this is!

Cozy Dog Hoodie

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This dog hoodie pattern is probably better than anything you might buy in the store, so the inexpensive pattern is definitely worth it. I love the cute ribbing and the pocket on the back!

There’s even snap that holds the hoodie back so it doesn’t cover his or her eyes!

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.

Cute Pajamas Pattern for Dogs

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This too-cute doggie pajama pattern is the other paid pattern in this list. It’s just so perfect that I’m sure you won’t mind paying a few bucks for a pattern that has already been drafted for you!

All-Weather Jacket Pattern with a Fleece Lining

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When it’s cold and rainy, keeping your dog dry becomes even more important. This free dog jacket pattern can be sewn with waterproof fabric and a fleece lining.

Adorable Ewok Costume

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Why do we love to see our dogs dressed up so much??? This free Ewok costume pattern for dogs is my favorite.

Tips for Measuring Your Dog for Any Sewing Pattern

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1. To get started, you’ll need a measuring tape. Measure the neck, chest, length, and girth.

  • Neck: Measure around the base of your dog’s neck where the collar would sit.
  • Chest: Measure the widest part of the chest, just behind the front legs.
  • Length: Measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.
  • Girth: Measure around the widest part of the belly.

These measurements help choose the right pattern size that will fit properly without causing your pooch any discomfort.

2. Ensure your dog is standing still and in a natural position. Avoid pulling the measuring tape too tight. This can cause inaccurate measurements on humans and animals!

3. Use treats to keep your dog calm during the process. Repeat each measurement a couple of times to ensure consistency.

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