This DIY Dog Bone Toy is simple to make and can be made in any fabric pattern you like. Plus, this is a great way to use up leftover or thrifted upholstery fabric.
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DIY Dog Bone Toy
Who’s pup loves a new toy? Ask your pup right now, we’ll wait!
If your pup is anything like the pup’s we’ve had, toy’s don’t always last very long. At the same time, dogs seem to love plushy toys.
This DIY dog bone toy is a fun project to make or give to a favorite pup in your life.
Does Fabric Matter?
Depending on your pup, yes. A thicker fabric will be much more durable for the DETROYERS 😊.
There are all sorts of fabric you can choose that can be durable outside of upholstery fabric. You could look for thick fabric in curtain type material, denim, canvas, polar fleece, nylon to name some additional options.
WARNING– Each dog is different in how they will chew up a toy. Plus, any older fabric could have the potential for age damage. Please use your own discretion, and advise from your vet, upon giving your animal any toy.
DIY Dog Toy Materials
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- 1/2 yard upholstery fabric
- Drawing paper
- 4” circle lid ……great reuse!
- Sewing machine
Tip – As previously mentioned, a thrift store can be a great place to pick up fabric. Just make sure it is thoroughly cleaned first.
Dog Bone Toy Instructions
1. Fold a large piece of drawing paper in half, on the folded line draw half a dog bone. With the sides being 3” tall, 5” width between the two lines and trace a 4” circle lid onto the top sides of the bone.
2. Cut out the bone and open it up.
3. Turn your fabric inside out and fold in half. Trace the bone onto one side, pin together along the edges and cut the fabric out.
4. Move the pins to start at the sides and pin into the sides of the fabric.
5. Sew along the edges with a 1/2” of seam allowance. It might be a good idea to double stick the edges if you have a heavy chewer. Leave a 4” opening on one side.
6. Carefully turn the fabric inside out and stuff the bone with stuffing. Making sure the ends of the bone are full.
7. Turn the fabric of the 4” opening in, pin together and either sew with your machine or hand sew with a blanket stitch closed.
*if your dogs rip the fabric open, it’s time to discard, good thing is you already know how to make another
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