Dec 12 2014
Dog boots can be expensive but making your own is easy and you don’t need to be an expert at sewing.
You will need: .5 to 1 yard of microfleece (depending on how large your dog is), a leather patch, small roll of 1/2″ double sided velcro.
- Start by tracing your dog’s front paws followed by the back paw on a piece of paper. Use this as your pattern.
- Next, fold the microfleece in half so you end up with a double layer. Cut four rectangles; they should be about .5″ larger than the width of your dog’s foot to allow for the seam and 2-3″ longer than the length of their paw (again depending on the size of your dog, longer is better). Cut a smaller rectangle from the leather patch for each boot; the patch should be about 1/2 the size of the boot
- Take one patch and one boot piece and sew along the bottom edge. Repeat this with the other 3 boots.
- Cut a piece of double sided velco that’s slightly longer than the width of the boot. Take the boot pieces from the previous step and place the velco at the top of the boot an another in the middle. Sew back and forth across the velco to affix it.
- Now it’s time to put the boots together. Sew all along the boot, rounding the edges of the bottom of the boot. Stop about .5″ from the top of the final side. This will make putting on and removing the boot easier