Sunday, 29 July 2012

Because he's worth it!

After 18 months of car-free living in La Suisse, the eminent arrival of Baby Suisse has convinced us that it was time to get a car again in order to be able to travel around a bit more easily at the weekends and, more importantly, to be able to look for nurseries slightly further afield from Brugg. As Alf is part of most of the trips we take at the weekends, we need to equip the car with a suitable crate for him to go in the boot. I thought that Alf could also do with a bit of comfort and his own travel blanket to snooze on during his travels in the car.

All that was needed was some spare fabric, some batting left-over from when I made the cot-bumper , 30 minutes and a willing Alf to model the new blanket.


I roughly measured my dog, estimated the length the travel blanket should be, cut 2 pieces of fabric and 1 of batting. Put the 2 pieces of fabric right sides together and put the batting on top. Sew all around it leaving a suitable gap to turn the blanket inside out.



Turn the blanket inside out and sew the gap shut


You should now have a blanket!


To hold the batting in place, I tied some knots throughout the quilt with some wool. An alternative would be to machine-quilt the blanket but I do not have a quilting foot and these knots should do the trick.


As they say, the proof is in the pudding...


Because Alf is quite partial to bandanas and I had some fabric left, I decided to sew him a matching bandana! Here's some more posing:

Why do I have to sit still?

This photoshoot is taking far too long!

I've had enough now!
Let's go and see if anyone else over at Handmade Harbour has been spoiling their pets this week!

15 comments:

Caroline Nash said...

What a wonderful make for Alf and very smart in his bandana

Hannah said...

Thanks for showing us how you made this! Really useful and your doggy looks very pleased hee

Highland Monkey's said...

Alf looks really comfy on his new blanket and makes a super smart model in his bandana!

Ros Made Me said...

Alf makes a marvelous model... I now have some amazing images of him in my mind, travelling in the boot... LOL :)

Fiddly Fingers said...

Alf is gorgeous and so accommodating with his poses. You can see he just loves his new blanket!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous! Love the matching bandanna too! Alf makes a wonderful model x

knitnrun4sanity said...

You make it look so easy! It certainly seems to be a hit. Alf is a great model!

Bev Newman said...

Thanks for the tutorial, hope Alf appreciates being a designer pooch!

Free Spirit Designs said...

oooooh this is a great idea! i keep meaning to do something similar for my doggies traveling comfort... i will get around to it some day soon i'm sure! x

Tickled Pink said...

Fabulous. My dog Digby loves his bandanas too! They look so handsome don't you think? No spoiling my pets on the blog this week but there are a couple of doggy photos!

Ali said...

It looks like you've got one happy dog. Great idea and the bandanas great. Ali x

Juanita Tortilla said...

Isn't sewing fun?! And I love it when pets are appreciative -- good dog, Alfie!

zoe said...

Alfie looks very proud ;)

Susie said...

Excellent! Pauli would love that too. :)

Handbags by Helen said...

That's one lucky dog. I feel slightly ashamed now of the tatty rugs my two get!

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