Our pets are another part of our families who deserve the absolute best. Whether you choose to shower them with gifts, the best treats or fun toys, you may want your love to take the form of the perfect present. The best gift for your pup is something that has a practical application, clothing. In your search to give your pooch the best life possible, consider these must-have pet clothes and accessories to deck them out in the most amazing swag.
Fabric choices are important for your pets. You will want options that are durable, breathable and flexible so that your dog is not restricted. Selecting a fabric like cotton or a cute fleece fabric can be the perfect choice for your pup, as it provides a layer of warmth without overheating them. They will also want to retain the same level of movement so that they aren’t restricted and uncomfortable. Consider the function of the item that you are creating for your four-legged family member, as a waterproof jacket may have different needs than a bowtie.
For those who are looking for more sustainable routes, you can easily repurpose an old sweater for a stylish new look for your dog. Consider a no-sew sweater repurposing project that may be easier to maneuver. For this, you don’t need a sewing machine and you won’t run the risk of sticking yourself with a needle. Consider how you can use your creative skills to give a second life to a piece of clothing that you no longer use.
Something that pet owners often don’t realize is the importance of shoes for their dogs. In walking around outside, your pup may be at risk of stepping on something harmful like pesticides or winter salt. To avoid letting their little feet stumble across something harmful, consider sewing little booties for them to wear. Not only will it save you the worry of them hurting their toes, but you will also have cleaner feet when they get inside.
While dogs have fur that can offer a layer of insulation and protection, this does not preclude them from being vulnerable to nature’s elements. Consider sewing a jacket for your dog so that they have additional protection from inclement weather. Using a waterproof layer on the outside of the jacket and an insulating layer like fleece on the inside will make for a versatile accessory to your wet and chilly outings.
Collars are not the only neckwear that pets can adorn. Consider a bowtie or bandana for an extra bit of flair. Around the holidays or events, you can even deck your dog out with something themed or seasonal. Think about how snazzy your pup will look at your Independence Day party with a fireworks bandana or at a birthday party with a cake bowtie. These little adornments can make for a truly stylish canine companion.
You can also provide your pooch with additional protection with their clothing choices. Whether you are alerting others of a no-pet policy or of your pup’s presence, you can DIY safety precautions. By sewing on reflective tape to leashes, collars, jackets, etc. you can alert their presence to those around you. This additional warning may be just what you need to avoid major issues, especially when it is dark outside.
There is something silly and fashionable about dressing up your dog. The perfect times of the year are during Halloween and costume parties. With Halloween being the perfect time to deck your dog out in a DIY costume, you have so many options to dress up your dog. Whether you want your dog to look like a hot dog or a superhero, your possibilities are limitless. They will be perfectly dressed to join you and your family on trick or treating escapades.
Dressing up our dogs may be one of the last things on your mind; however, with the right accessories, your pooch can be ready for any adventure. By equipping them with fashionable and smart clothing options, you can ensure that they are the best-dressed doggie on the block.