Easy Upcycle: No-Sew Dog Sweatshirt

Dachshund wearing a sweatshirt
credit: Trisha Sprouse

If you've got an old sweatshirt laying around, you can easily refashion it into a stylish sweatshirt for your dog. It'll help keep the chill away during those cold-weather walks. Bonus: it's an easy no-sew project that takes less than 20 minutes!

Things You'll Need:

  • Old sweatshirt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Chalk

Tip: Choose a sweatshirt with fabric that has some stretch to it. For larger dogs, you could use sweatpants instead of a sweatshirt.

DIY Dog Sweatshirt

Fall fashion isn't just for humans, you know!

Posted by Cuteness on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Step 1

Cut the sleeve off the sweatshirt.

Cutting off sleeve
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 2

Turn the sleeve seam side up. This will be the underside of the sweatshirt.

Sleeve laying seam side up
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 3

Roll the sleeve cuff down. It'll act as a turtleneck for your pup.

Rolling sleeve cuff down
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 4

Measure how far below the cuff you'd like to cut the armholes, and mark the spots with chalk. It may be helpful to hold the sleeve up to your dog first for more accurate measurements. For reference, I cut mine 4 inches below the cuff for a dachshund.

Measuring arm holes on sleeve
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 5

Pinch the fabric so you don't cut through both sides of the sleeve. Cut a 1-inch horizontal slit across each mark. Then cut a 1-inch vertical slit to create an X-shaped hole in each mark.

Note: You may need to cut larger slits depending on your dog's leg size.

Armholes cut into sleeve
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Time to get dressed! Just slide the sleeve cuff over your puppy's head and pull its legs through the holes underneath. Now, who's ready for a W-A-L-K?

Dachshund wearing a sweatshirt
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Are you ready for more pet DIYs? We bet you are, which is why we've assembled this list of doggie DIY projects that will save you big bucks! Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to the Cuteness newsletter for the latest seasonal DIY tutorials!