I finally finished Henry’s new puppy dog coat! Let me just say, I love how it turned out. A lot of times when I make something there’s always one little part that bothers me. Not this coat. I love every little detail.

Puppy Dog Coat

I made my own pattern, and if you follow me on facebook, you saw that the first hood was more like a bunny. I was inspired by these animal coats. I wanted mine to look like a dog, but a little less literal and a little more like a peacoat. The buttons are real horn and look like sharp teeth (They were the most expensive part of the whole coat). I used vinyl for the loop and toggle base.

Puppy Dog Coat
I think the floppy ears and the little tail add so much. They are really fun details.
Puppy Dog Coat

The gray fabric is a treated sweatshirt fabric that repels fabric. The white fabric is fur and is on the front and a small piece on the inside. The patterned fabric is a cotton pillowcase from Ikea. I did a special treatment to it to make it warm and durable, and I’ll be doing a tutorial on it soon. I’m so glad I found this fabric instead of using other fabric I had on hand. It makes it masculine and interesting.

Puppy Dog Coat

The best part is when he bends over the tail sticks up like a real dog, and the wind blows his ears like dog ears too.

Puppy Dog Coat

This is probably my favorite finished project I’ve ever made. Or at least the one I’m most proud of.

Puppy Dog Coat

This little dog is ready for a cold winter!

Puppy Dog Coat

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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15 thoughts on “Puppy Dog Coat

  1. Saw this for the first time on the I Sew I Flew Pinterest board. I see it's now two years old, but it would be perfect for the Put Me in the Zoo challenge of Project Run and Play, Season 9. It's darling!

    Posted on March 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm
  2. Seriously the CUTEST jacket EVER! I love it, and even though I entered in the Sew-vivor too, I don't even deserve to compete against you….I agree I sure hope you make the top 10!

    Posted on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 am
  3. I loved it! I just saw it over at Family Ever After! Gosh, I'm sure you'll make it to the top 10… congratulations Heather, it's wonderful!!!

    Posted on February 28, 2013 at 12:05 am
  4. Love it! Congrats on a job well done.

    Posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm
  5. oh my gosh, this is serioualy the cutest thing I've ever seen!! I really want to make one now for my little one! good job!

    Posted on October 30, 2012 at 2:11 am
  6. This is absolutely adorable!! Great job, Heather!

    Posted on October 27, 2012 at 2:47 am
  7. Omygosh! I love love love love it.

    Posted on October 25, 2012 at 2:15 am
  8. ooohhh… he's sooo cute!!! adorable! you've done a great work!

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm
  9. That is so cool!

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm
  10. This looks amazing…so professional and well-made. Adorable!

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm
  11. The picture where he's on all fours just makes this adorable coat perfect- he just needs a chew toy! Love it!

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm
  12. Wow Heather! That is so adorable! And he's such a cutie in it!

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm
  13. Heather, you found, "Where the Wild Things Are!"

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm
  14. awesome

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm
  15. That is so cute! And if nothing else, you can always paint a cute face on him and let him wear it for halloween!
    This will be one thing he treasures. It turned out so good!

    Posted on October 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm