A Week of Sewing

To help you get in the gift making spirit, I will be posting a sewing project everyday during the first week of December. All week there will be either new projects or re-postings of some of my favorite holiday sewing ideas. With many of you new to my site, this is a great way to introduce you to my Free Patterns page. 

Pets love Christmas too and if you're like me, they're a big part of your family and you love to keep them comfortable and happy. Here's a great sewing project that's perfect for our four-legged friends and also recycles a cast-off button-up shirt. 

I made this jacket for my son's dog. Sebastian is a small poodle so I picked up a 2T plaid shirt at my local Goodwill. My free pattern, Pet Jacket includes instructions for how to measure your dog (or cat) to be able to size up or down from my sample project. Construction is the same for any size jacket. 

The little guy looks pretty dapper in his plaid jacket with collar. He was the perfect model too and got lots of smiles from the people walking by!