My mom's dogs love chewing on water bottles. And after letting me dress them up in ridiculous outfits, the least I could do was make them a few toys. This cute and simple sewing project makes the prefect upcycled dog toy. It’s safer, and much cuter, than just letting your dog gnaw on an empty bottle. Made with fleece, this is the perfect project for upcycling old sweatshirts or fleece scarves. The simple envelope construction means you can easily slip a new bottle in whenever it looses it’s crunch. With the free pattern this is a very quick and easy sew. Never waste your hard earned cash on fancy dog toys again! With a few recycled items you can make your own! You’ll love making it and your dog will love playing with it!
DIY Water Bottle Dog Toy
- Water Bottle Bone Pattern
- Empty 500mL plastic water bottle
- Piece of fleece (old sweatshirts work great!)
- Basic sewing supplies
- Download and print pattern with no scaling. Cut out each piece and attach pieces with tape where indicated.
- From your fabric, cut out one of each pattern piece, three total.
- Fold the straight edge of each back piece over one inch, pin, and sew to create a 1” hem.
- Layer the back pieces over each other so that the hems overlap. Baste along the outside edge where the hems overlap to create a complete bone shape with a slit opening.
- Pin the front piece to the back piece with right sides facing and with a 1/2” seam allowance stitch all the way around the bone shape.
- Clip the round edges of your bone and turn your project right side out. Optional: give the ends of your bone more body by stuffing them with fleece scraps, if your dog is a crazy chewer you might want to skip this step.
- Stuff with an empty water bottle and give to your pup!
Happy Crafting! I hope your dog likes these as much as Jovie here does!
This post originally appeared on Andrea's Notebook, which is an awesome site BTW!