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Top 5 Skills for Making Dog Clothes

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About this course

This is the first lesson in the free 5-part mini-course with lessons, tips and tricks on how to sew dog coats. This lesson is all about how to measure your dog so you can make a custom-fit coat that is comfortable whether you have a barrel-chested or deep-chested dog. With four simple measurements you can make a coat with enough room around the neck and belly and be sure that the belly band is in the right position.

I'll teach you how to measure:

  1. Neck Circumference
  2. Neck to Withers
  3. Withers to Tail
  4. Chest Circumference

After you've watched the video tutorial, download the step-by-step PDF instructions here.

Would you like a free dog coat pattern to sew for your dog, just send mean email to jill@scouterwearclub.com and let me know which pattern size you select during this lesson, and I will send it to you.

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Course Structure

Lesson 1 – How to Measure Your Dog

In this lesson, I will teach you how to correctly measure your dog for the perfect custom-fit coat.

I will teach you how to:

  1. Measure the 4 key areas of the dog
  2. Adjust your measurements for different breeds such as barrel-chested or deep-chested dogs and tips for fitting long-haired dogs
  3. Adjust your measurements for active and inactive dogs

I'll also tell you how you can get a FREE dog coat pattern to make a dog coat while you practice these skills.

 

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Lesson 2 – How to Sew Reflective Piping

In this lesson, I will teach you how to sew reflective piping into your dog coat.

I will cover:

  1. How to start the piping
  2. How to sew piping into inside and outside corners
  3. How to end the piping for a seamless finish
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Lesson 3 – How to Create a Leash Opening

In this lesson, I will teach you how to cut a hole into your dog coat. I know it's a scary thought to put a hole into something you've worked so hard to create. But don't worry in the next lesson I'll teach you how to create a rain flap to cover it.

I will cover:

  1. Where to locate the hole
  2. How to cut the hole with a stitch ripper
  3. How to finish the edges of the hole
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Lesson 4 – How to Create a Rain Flap

As promised, in this lesson I am going to teach you how to make a rain flap to cover the leash opening you created in the last lesson. I will cover:

  1. How to create the flap
  2. How to position the flap to cover the hole
  3. How to adjust for a very small dog
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Lesson 5 - How to Make an Adjustable Belt for Closure

In this last lesson I am going to show you how to create an adjustable belt for your dog coat. This is a wonderful way to help secure the coat closure. I will cover:

  1. How to choose the best webbing for your size of dog
  2. How to choose the best buckles for your size of dog
  3. How to measure the webbing so that you have enough to make the belt adjustable
  4. How to add a tri-glide, and the male and female sides of the buckle
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