DIY No-Sew Dog Travel Blanket

Do you travel with your dog?

We don’t travel much, but we have friends who take their dogs all over the place.  Lucky pups!!

But Chrissy had one concern.  Her dogs are allowed on the furniture at home, but not everyone they visit is ok with that.  How to keep both sides happy?

Especially when you consider that she has large dogs who shed… and drool — so much drool.

One solution she came up with was to take Titan’s blanket with them everywhere. 

She can wash it, lay it on her host’s furniture, and protect it while respecting their seating.

Now, not every one of their hosts is ok with this, but it’s sure smoothed things out with a few!

And there’s a bonus — Titan always knows that’s HIS blanket!

So, even if it’s turned into a nest on the floor, Titan prefers his blanket over the suede couch. 

Win-win!!

So, today we’re looking at a no-sew travel blanket for your Titan — big or small!!

I found this adorable and easy project at Pretty Fluffy.  You can check out Sarah’s other projects, too!

DIY No-Sew Dog Travel Blanket

Materials:

  • Fabric (I used 1-yard gingham + 1-yard polka dots, which fits nicely on a small sofa, but feel free to go larger based on the size of your dog or sofa!)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue + Glue Gun
  • Pom Pom Trim (Optional)

Instructions: 

  1. Take your two pieces of fabric and lay them out, one on top of the another (make sure both pieces are the same size). We are starting with the blanket inside out, so we want the bottom piece of fabric with the pattern facing up, and the top piece with the pattern facing down. If your fabric is double-sided, like mine shown, then you don’t need to worry about which way they are facing.
  2. Using your glue gun, run a line of glue along the edges between the fabric pressing the two pieces together. Do 3 sides, but leave one smaller side unglued – we need this opening in order to pull it right-side out.
  3. With your 3 sides glued and one small side still open, flip your blanket so that it is right-side out and the pattern is now showing. It should look like a pillow sham at this point. If your corners are inverted, stick your arms inside the blanket and push them out.
  4. To seal the rest of the blanket, fold the top and bottom of the open fabric inwards and place a line of glue between, pressing firmly to seal.
  5. To add some extra charm, glue a line of pom-pom trim on the edge of the blanket. If your dog likes to chew on small things, I would omit the pom poms!

For more DIY Puppy Love, check out DIY Tug Toy! and Make Chew Pillows out of Old Jeans.

Sandy
 

An avid dog lover and Puppy Momma to two adorable Miniature Schnauzers, Sandy is also a prolific writer. When she's not spending time with us here at PatchPyppy, she's with her husband, daughter, or step-sons. Writing under the name Sandy Dugan for most publications, she's also an author, artist, and entrepreneur.