All posts tagged: Adopt Me Vest

Free PDF Adopt Me Vest Sewing Pattern! +My Favorite Non-Profit Orgs

First things first! I created a PDF sewing pattern! This one has been a long time coming. And by that I mean I’ve been lazy and didn’t get around to making it until I was asked by BDAR a few weeks ago for input on making adopt me vests. I’ve made them a few batches of vests in the past, but of course they get lost or worn out over time, so they were looking to make some more. Actually, they are thinking of having a fabric drive and sewing party to make adopt me vests! Is that not the best idea ever!? It’s like an old-school LAN party… but with sewing machines instead of computers! And all for a good cause. Love it! So anywhoo… I finally got around to putting this together. The pattern is free, of course, but if you use it or find any benefit to it, please consider donating any amount to Black Dog Animal Rescue, the org the pattern was created for, or any local animal rescue of your …

Pup Vest Sighting

I always get excited when I see BDAR pups in the vests that I’ve made. Here’s a picture from an adoption drive that I stole from Facebook the other day:  Pretty sure this sweet baby has already been adopted, but you can see all the other awesome adoptable BDAR pups here. Here’s what I’ve made so far… let me know if you have any suggestions for new ones. It’s almost about time to make another batch :) And if anyone ever uses my tutorial for adopt-me vests, please send pictures! I would love love love to see them! Adopt Me Vests – Round One plus a rough tutorial Adopt Me Vests – Round Two Donation Dog Vests Until next time,

Donation Dog Vests

So… funny story that led to these vests – when we moved into the new place and Danny got a desk, I was gone at training for a few weeks and he stole my desk chair. At some point shortly after I got back, he broke the chair (ok, so it’s funny overall… not funny for my poor desk chair). So, we went out and bought both of us new matching desk chairs. Then one day shortly after that he broke that one too! It’s ok to laugh (a little)… I did (a lot). lol… So anyway, the second chair had this mesh fabric for the chair back. Before we tossed it in the trash, I cut the fabric off with this project in mind. Finally,  this weekend I got around to trying a couple of different versions. (SP28) Version 1: One pocket with elastic. I had some ribbon in a box of random scraps that I used to cover the outer edge of the pocket, but I wasn’t a huge fan of how this …

“Adopt Me” Vests: Round Two

I normally don’t make things more than once. But I made an exception for the pups (see the first batch here). Plus I had all that fabric to use up — in the end, the vests worked out to be closer to $2.60 each (plus of course the 2-3 hours it took to make each one… but at least I got faster as time went on…) Oh… and here are a few of pics of BDAR pups wearing the last ones I made… so cute!    Update (Dec14): Find the printable adopt me vest pattern HERE. Thanks!

DIY “Adopt Me” Vest

Update (Dec14): Find the printable pattern HERE. Thanks! Taking inspiration from here, here, and here – I decided to take on the adopt me vest and make my own version for BDAR (as you may know, I used to be a foster mom to some adorable pups… until this one came along and we foster failed) :) So now that I can’t foster anymore (silly rental agreements), I’m trying to find other ways to help out. Hence, my first sewing project with my new sewing machine. Note: I watched my mom sew through my entire childhood, but this is my first unassisted sewing project ever… so if I can do it… you know the saying :) Easy peasy. Materials Needed: Fabric in a few different colors (how much just depends on what size and/or how many you’re going to make) Elastic (I used dollar store headbands) Printable transfer sheets Thread Pins Scissors Tissue paper (or other paper to make the pattern) Starch (optional) Iron Sewing machine STEP 1: MAKE YOUR PATTERN I’m not really one for measuring, so I …