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Dog and Cat Projects to Sew

I just love sewing for my pets!  The sewing projects for cats (I have two little sweeties), and dog sewing projects are tons of fun to make, and I put so much love into making them!

Cooper and Ginger are our newest rescue kitties; we adopted them last month, and boy, have they been both a joy and a handful! 

I’ve gone a bit cat-lady-crazy using the sewing patterns for cats to make new toys, beds, scratching posts (see our Crafts for Pets page!), and even collars!

I just can’t stop myself, though they surely have enough toys!!  However, I keep seeing new sewing projects and patterns for cats, and then soon I’m off again sewing up more and more kitty toys!

This page has some great dog sewing projects that you are going to love!  Our home is a second home for a sweet dog named Riley.  

She practically lives with us during the day when her momma is off teaching at school and can’t come home to let Riley out or give her the attention she craves.

So, not only do I have cats to sew for, I have a pup to sew for as well!  It’s a good thing there are lots of dog sewing projects so I can keep Riley as happy as my cats!

Sewing Projects for Cats

There are many projects here on this page with sewing patterns for cats!  You definitely will not run out of ideas of things to sew for your fur babies!

We’ve included several cat bed patterns that will make a cozy place for kitty to curl up and sleep. They range in sizes from small to large, and there is even one shaped like a cat head with ears and all!

I think I am going to make one of the cat hammock sewing patterns as my next sewing project for my furry friends. All cats love to have a place that’s up high so they can rest in safety and check out the things going on around them. 

One of the patterns uses heavy duty swivel clips that seem to make a big difference, but check them both out and you be the judge!

Did you know that it has been found that cats in shelters who have these hammocks have fewer respiratory illnesses than cats without them?  And cats, especially ones exposed to the virus in close quarters, are very prone to upper respiratory infections.

One of our cats had three URI’s while in the shelter!

The hammocks would be a great community service project for 4H or Scouts!

Cat collars patterns, another sewing project for cats, can be found on this page.  Be sure to find the correct hardware including the nylon break-away clasp, nylon adjuster, and ring for the cat collars!  

I found a break-away collar hardware kit for less than a dollar, including shipping, when I searched using Google. Both tutorials say that this is a very quick sewing project for pets, taking around 15 minutes!

I can never have enough cat toys around the house for my active cats to play with, but even those can get expensive at the stores.

There are many tutorials here for cute and fun toys that you can sew up in a very short time at a minimal cost. Many of the toy sewing projects for cats seem to use inexpensive felt!

Browse through our list below for more sewing patterns for cats!

Dog Sewing Projects

Let’s begin with the sewing pattern for a dog bandana!  Your pup will look so stylish in either of the bandana patterns below.  Let your dog’s personality shine with the bandana patterns that come in sizes from XS to XL!

I just love it when I see a dog dressed for the weather on their daily walks!  It gets very cold where I live, and these pets need something to keep them warm during the winter months.

There are great dog sewing projects for doggy coats and sweaters on this page. Your dog will thank you!  If your pup is on the small side, be sure to check out the sweater pattern we found for you.  It’s so cute!

Of course, dog toys are great fun to sew up.  Many dogs are big into chewing, and the denim dog sewing pattern for a dog bone is tough enough to stand up to lots of pulling and chewing!  

It’s made from old jeans; what could be cheaper than that?! The tutorial explains how to add a squeak to the toy, if squeaks don’t bother you.

There are some very easy no-sew dog toys here, too.  All you need are some hand towels, cloth napkins, or even long socks to make a fun toy for your pup..

It’s not just the cats who get a pet pattern for a cozy place to sleep!  Look below great dog beds and mats.  

There are dog sewing patterns to make both cooling and heating mats for your furry friend.  The heating pad is made from an inexpensive (Less than $5.00 throw. 

The patterns are very creative, and I know some older dogs who would just love a mat for cooling down on hot days after a long walk and warming up tired muscles in winter. 

There are many more sewing projects for cats and dogs below, so be sure to keep scrolling!

And keep loving on those kitties and pups of yours!!

Dog and Cat Projects to Sew

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Cat Basket Bed

Sew a one-of-a-kind cat bed for your favorite feline with these free instructions. HGTV

Cat Collar

This DIY cat collar tutorial is really simple and can be done in a matter of 15 minutes. Sweet Simple Vegan

Cat Collars

Make a cat collar with this tutorial and save lots of money. Flossie Blossoms

Cat Hammock

Cat Hammock

Learn how to sew a cat hammock with this free tutorial. Hello Sewing

Cat Mouse Toy

Instructions and pattern for making a cat toy - a mouse with catnip refill opening. The Spruce Crafts

Cat Shaped Cat Bed

What fun! Sew your cat a cat-shaped cat bed with this tutorial. See Kate Sew

Cat Toy Critters

Cat Toy Critters

Three designs for cat toys. Download the free cat toy pattern sheet and begin sewing them together. Craftbits.com

Denim Dog Toy

Dogs love bones! Why not stitch up a denim bone toy using the instructions in this free tutorial. Pillar Box Blue

DIY Catnip Cat Pillow Kicker

DIY Catnip Cat Pillow Kicker

Cats love catnip so make your furry friend a few catnip pillow kicker toy. Each pillow is the purrfect toy to keep your cat entertained for hours. Needlepointers.com

Dog Bandana

Dog Bandana

The great thing is that if you have some fabric, you can make a bandana for your dog’s neck right now using this free tutorial. Easy Things to Sew

Dog Coat PDF

Keep your best friend cozy and stylish when out in the elements with this tutorial and re-sizable pattern for a dog coat. Turn old coat into new dog coat. We All Sew

Dog Coat Tutorial

How to make a dog coat by upcycling an ordinary coat. AOK Corral

Dog Cooling Mat

Dog Cooling Mat

Make this cool mat with the free tutorial to cool off your four-legged friend on those hot summer days. Diana Rambles

Dog Crate Organizer

Dog Crate Organizer

Keep all your dog supplies handy by creating a dog crate organizer to hang on the outside of the crate. Diana Rambles

Dog Heating Pad

Dog Heating Pad

Create a dog heating pad with this DIY tutorial for your pooch to keep warm as the weather cools down. Diana Rambles

Dog Sweater

Here is a super cute dog sweater tutorial, upcycled from a thrifted sweater! See Kate Sew

Dog Toy

A dog toy make from dish towels. Real Simple

Junk Food Cat Toys

These junk food cat toys are way easier to make than you think, and since you can get sheets of felt for around $1 at a craft store, they are also pretty economical too. A Beautiful Mess

Personalize Dog Bandana

Personalize Dog Bandana

DIY tutorial on how to make a personalized bandana for your BFF - Best Fur Friend. Diana Rambles

Pet Bed

Free instructions for making a pet bed. The Spruce Crafts





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