Video Tutorial for a Scrappy Pet Leash

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I’ve been sitting on a big secret that I couldn’t tell you until now… earlier this year I got to fly to Ohio and have some fun filming sewing tutorials on the set of It’s Sew Easy TV!



One of the tutorials that we filmed was an in-depth how-to for a DIY Scrappy Dog Leash. You might remember the blog tutorial that I wrote in February of this year.

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Well, now you can see exactly how I make it in a video… not just read about it! 🙂

Let me know what you think!



If your pet is big or likes to yank on the leash a lot, you might prefer my wider Dog Leash Tutorial. It’s sewn the same way but is quite a bit sturdier.

Happy sewing!

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  1. Hi Caroline! Congratulations on your new video. I am from Ohio so wondered where you filmed. A quick question. What happened to the monthly mini quilts? They were/are so cute and so much fun to make. I looked forward to the new pattern each month. Thank you for your great web site and blog.

  2. Congratulations! I watch that show occasionally but didn’t realize it was filmed in Ohio, where I live!
    I love all your tutorials and so appreciate all you share with us!!

  3. Re Dog Leash: Wouldn’t it be better to join the stops at an angle, like joing stops for a quilt binding? There would be way less bulk when folding it over and sewing.

    1. You could sew angled seams, but it’s not necessary and not the look that I was going for. Since you apply stabilizer to the strip after sewing the pieces together, the effect of horizontal seams is minimal compared to how thick the strip becomes overall. It might make the leash stronger, but I haven’t tested for that. 🙂

  4. Jenny Wilcox says:

    Congratulations Caroline, you deserve it for all your hard work.

  5. I dont have a pet, but I love this video, and may make one for a friend! thank you

  6. Sheila Perl says:

    Great video, Caroline, I love your clear, easy to understand voice and set up! All my children’s pets are cats and they sure don’t like leashes but they will love the cushy cushion!!

  7. Thank you, great tutorial easy to follow and understand. What weight thread did you use?

    1. On this particular leash I used regular polyester thread. Heavy duty or topstitching thread would be really nice too!

  8. The leash itself is very cute , useful and will hold up well.. As a long time dog handler, trainer and owner, I’d suggest NOT using the lobster claw clips though as they tend to come undone and/or break far to easily and give a chance for a dog to unintentionally get loose.

  9. SO fun that I got to see this in person!! It was wonderful to meet you and I’m still waiting to hear when my episodes will air!! EMILY

  10. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Wonderful video…congratulations! And you look so pretty!

  11. That leash is creative and super cute! Makes me wish I had a dog, but alas, my landlord won’t allow them and my cat won’t walk on a leash. I do have friends with dogs, though, so maybe someone might be getting a birthday present pretty soon!

    Also, I just have to say – you are so beautiful, Caroline, you look like you could be a presenter or commentator on TV!

  12. Brenda Jerles says:

    Super cute! You did a great job! I can’t wait to see you on TV!

  13. Kathy Burkett says:

    Love this so cute!

  14. Thank you so much for such a wonderful video and darling project, I love it! Will definitely be making a new leash for my Penny this week! 🙂

  15. Nora Solorzano says:

    This is so awesome! I will be doing a boutique and will make different seasons dog leashes with my scraps! You make great tutorials and you are so pretty! I love to sew and love all your projects! Don’t ever stop!

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