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December 08 2015 @ 06:00 am
8th Day of Christmas: No-Sew Denim Dog Toy  
I wish I'd had the internet growing up because I would have made this lovely toy from my dogs! My dog Jordasche loved tug toys. He'd get so happy when you would tug on them. He'd shake it a little and growl a little but it was all show. He was the biggest softy! I keep thinking my cousins dog Luna would love something like this and I have some old jeans that I haven't tossed yet. I think I'm going to make this!

Needed
Denim scraps. Seams and hems are stronger for the pups to chew on. For little dogs you can use other parts of the denim. It does help if you have a dog but you only have to know a dog, otherwise making this is weird.

You can also make small toys out of more demin scraps.


Mix It Up

  1. For a large dog I would think 16 inch strips of demin would work best. Lay them out together. Two or three pieces works.

  2. You can do this two ways.

  3. You can knot one end and braid it like the image above, knotting it at the end to keep it together.

  4. Or you can take all three pieces together and knot them, then pull each piece tighter individually. This will make the knot very tight so your go has tons of fun.

  5. You can trim denim if some of the pieces are too long.

  6. This is a good toy for a teething puppy.

  7. Because this toy is denim you can toss it in the washer if you feel so inclined. A gentle cycle is probably preferable so the knot doesn't come undone.

I read that some people make them out of fleece but I wouldn't recommend it because scraps fall off fleece and you don't want your dog to swallow that. Denim is pretty strudy.


 
 
 

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tracyj23: Cute - puppiestracyj23 on December 8th, 2015 05:54 pm (UTC)
This is an excellent idea and as I always have kids' jeans with rips in them that I have to throw away, I have lots of denim to spare. Thanks! God bless the internet. :D
Jill aka Jo: Stock: be an owlsireesanwar on December 10th, 2015 12:49 am (UTC)
Right! Now the dog can play with those jeans!

I thought it was so neat because it gives the dog something. Recycles materials and is so easy to put together.
tracyj23: Cute - puppiestracyj23 on December 10th, 2015 06:39 pm (UTC)
IT is a great idea. Reduce, reuse, recycle. This is definitely helping that way - saving space in the garbage dump by not having more garbage, and giving the dog a new toy for free. Win win!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 12th, 2015 12:23 am (UTC)
Exactly.
birggittbirggitt on December 9th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
AH, this is quite easy, and I'm sure my dog would love it! And show to the cats that she has a new toy and they don't :P
Jill aka Jo: Bones: Booth and Bonessireesanwar on December 10th, 2015 12:44 am (UTC)
LOL Well there are kitty toys coming up. *wink*
Kaylee Winchester: Supernatural - Dean Smileroguem on December 10th, 2015 11:58 am (UTC)
Very clever.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 12th, 2015 12:22 am (UTC)
I thought so. Neat find.