Dog Harness Tutorial

Hello Everyone, I am Seema Mohan SK. This is my 1st tutorial with Moda Bake Shop and I am totally excited about it! I hope you will enjoy this tutorial. Please do stop by my blog Hooks, Needles and Brushes to say "Hi". I am also on twitter as @sskcraftshop and FB....see you soon.

1 piece of printed Fat Quarter

1 piece of solid color Fat Quarter

1" Curved Side Release Buckle

1" D Ring (Steel or Nickel Plated)

1" Heavy Duty Plastic Adjuster

Interfacing (small piece)

1" wide Webbing
Step 1: Measure your dog around the neck for the collar, neck down to chest and also make note of the measurement where you will need to cut the curve below the arm .
Please remember the measurements will vary with your dog's size and weight. The above template measurement is just an idea for you to create your own template The measurement provided is based on my dog Rusky who is a medium sized Pomeranian, weighing 10.5 pounds.

Step 2: Prepare the template. Cut 2 chest pieces from printed fat quarter and 1 piece from interfacing (optional). Press the interfacing on wrong side of 1 of the chest piece of harness.

Step 3: Cut long piece of fabric for collar by measuring your dog's neck around. Fold the fabric on both sides and place webbing (optional) inside and sew it on all sides.

Step 4: Cut 3 more pieces of long fabric strips using solid color fat quarter. I used the following measurements: 5", 11" and 22" in length and 3" wide, however, it may differ a little for every dog. Fold the fabric in half and then fold 1/4" inch as you did in collar above, then place webbing (optional) inside it and sew as you would sew the collar.

Step 5: Place the ends of the collar strip between the right sides of the chest piece as shown above and pin it. Sew from top till bottom, however, leave 1/4 inch at the end and do the same on the other side.

Step 6: Pull the collar and chest piece right side out from the bottom opening. This is how it will look after you turn the right side out.

Step 7: Fold the fabric inner side and sew from top as shown above.

Step 8: Place the D ring in the medium sized solid color band. Fold it over the collar and sew 2-3 times.

Step 9: Sew the other part of the strip by forming a loop.

Step 10: Attach the small strip to the bottom part of the chest piece and insert the male part of the buckle as shown in picture above.

Fold and stitch 2-3 times to make it sturdy as shown above.

Step 11: Attach the bigger strip to the other end of the harness chest piece. Slide the adjuster and female part of the buckle.

Now insert the unstitched part of the strip in the adjuster as shown above.

Stitch the part that you just passed through the adjuster. Stitch 2-3 times to make it sturdy

This is how it will look once stitched. Trim any excess thread at this point. Pass the female part of the buckle through the loop made just below the D ring.

Click!!!!! Your Harness is Ready and now all you need to do is....

take your furry friend out on a walk..... Enjoy!!!

Makes 1 Harness.

Seema Mohan SK


Nora said...

I love it!
thanks for this tutorial, I'll try to do it for the small dog of my sister (my dogs are too big :/)

Suzee said...

well my prayers were answered! :) i wanted to make a harness like this but i'm bad at figuring the patterns out and there it is from you! thank you! can't wait to do this for my little baby :)

Vicki B said...

Brillant! I am going to print recipe for now and will definitely give it a try - have 2 little ones. Can I contact you if I have problems?

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Barbara said...

Thank you so much for the we will be able to customize a harness for my mom's doxie...the ones from the store never fit right. So cute!

Kristie said...

That is so very creative! Love it!!!

Connie said...

How cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I would love to try this to make some for my littlest one. Just need to be able to track down the parts. Perhaps one of the online shops will do up a kit of the needed parts?

Melody said...

Fantastic! I have a mini doxie and the store bought harneses never fit or they are grossly pink and cutesy. Thank you for sharing.

FabricsNQuilts said...

Awesome! Can't wait to outfit my little General Manager with some bling!

Kim and Jim said...

Ooh... would this work on a toddler as well?

Danielle said...

How cute!!!! Something different then quilts, totes, tablerunners etc. (although there's nothing wrong with those either :-) )

SSKcraftshop said...

@Vicki: If you have any questions just email me.
@connie:this shop on etsy sells the parts and she is very friendly.

Mae said...

You're awesome! Thanks for this tutorial. I will def make one :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, it was very helpful.
Sue B.

JeanInMaine said...

I am so happy to see this tutorial. My dog is such a weird shape and it's hard to find something to fit her perfectly. Thank you so very much.

Comfy Control Harness said...

It was useful seeing the process of customizing a harness for your dog. Great post.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

I know that this is for a dog but my parents travel with cats and this would be perfect for one of theirs..

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