Saturday, June 25, 2016

Harness for Paisley

Doesn't she look pretty in her new blue harness?
 

I prefer a harness instead of a collar for my dog, as the collar chokes her and she sometimes pulls it over her head.  But finding a harness that fits well and is easy to put on seems impossible.    So I went looking on-line and found some information for making one.

Here's my pattern.  You cut 2 for the inside and 2 for the outside.  Then sew together along the short side.



Here's what it looks like.   I used 2 rows of velcro for the fastening and added a d-ring to snap on the leash.



The fit is great on this one except for a little tightness where it goes around the inside of her legs.  For the next one, I'll make that area narrower. 




I used a sturdy quilting cotton and polyester quilt batting, and did some random machine quilting.   This worked great and makes the harness comfortable; it's not too thick and it's machine washable.   I made self-fabric bias strips to cover the edges.



I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  And Paisley definitely likes it better than the one I bought.  Well, mostly because it's quicker to put on!  And now that I've got the fitting worked out, the next one should go together much faster.

2 comments:

  1. Awww! Your fur baby is soooo cute! Great idea too. My babies wear harnesses too.

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  2. What a cute pup! love her name and her stunning new harness!

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