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scarves for dogs

Posted by danaoh (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 15, 06 at 8:47

I make scarves for dogs - going to first event next month. How much to charge? I have checked the internet - everywhere from $5 to $50 (that is ridiculous, just a small piece of cotton, but they claim it is a special beach design of some sort).

I was thinking $5 for most, $7 for the really big. But they are so easy to make. I handsew velcro on the ends instead of having them tied. I do that while watching TV. I have over 100, so would really like to move them. Help?

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RE: scarves for dogs

I think the $5/$7 price is reasonable, any one wanted a custom made I would charge $15/20. I am curious my dogs will get the scarves off of each other by tugging on them, does the velcro work? Have been looking at my favorite thread place and they have a pattern for a denim doggy jacket, it is so cute, scroll down the page and you will see a Yorkie in it. good luck on your venture

Here is a link that might be useful: sewthankful/denim doggy coat

RE: scarves for dogs

I love the denim jacket - but I don't get that complicated in sewing for my own dog. She weighs about 10 lbs. I go to the thrift store and buy her size 3-6 month clothes. She has a Jordasche denim jacket, with pink stitching. It cost $1.95. Hard to imagine what the (probably) grandma paid for it originally. She has all kinds of jackets, t-shirts, sweaters and onesies. I put elastic through the bottom hem so the air doesn't rush up her tummy. I love to sew, but this is easier and cheaper.

what did you mean by custom? I only have one dog (not from lack of trying, hubby is the one home all day). I consider the velcro a safety feature. They can be tugged off if caught on something (or another dog) rather than choking them. Mine is a maltese/poodle (rescue).

RE: scarves for dogs

I do the baby clothes thing too, I have a mix silky/terrier about 12 lbs. but 11 yers old, she is getting grouchy, doesn't like to put on clothes that require her front legs to be handled. By custom I meant, folks who want a special fabric maybe with a name or object on it. when I did purses, if someone requested a fabric and trim, that cost more. I have used the velcro on the underside/bellyside of a coat to make it easier to put on, works ok until she starts pulling on it. My grandsons have two dogs, and when we put a scarf on them they tug at each other until they get the scarf off then run around the yard with it in a game of catch me if you can!

RE: scarves for dogs

I make the doggy scarves with the pocket (like a rod pocket for a curtain) for the collar to go thru. It works well and the scarves stay on. Two friends of mine found them at a craft show, took one look, bought two, said, "Kathy can make these" and gave them to me. Now their dogs have scarves for every holiday! Plus I make them reversible!
Kathy G in MI

RE: scarves for dogs

I would love to make dog scarves that go over the dogs collar....someone posted about this in 06!! I love and have 3 dogs but don't sew much. I do have a serger.
HELP anyone with some easy ideas.....can it be serged
without any needs the rod pocket thing to
put the collar thru! Thanks

RE: scarves for dogs

Hi Sue,
Right now I'm down in Florida and my dog scarf pattern is way up north in northern Michigan! Email me thru my page in April and I would be happy to send you patterns and instructions then (don't have my own computer here). I used my serger to make the scarves. I think there is one line of regular stitching, but you could hand sew that!
Kathy G not in MI right now

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