Squeaky Doggie Bone Tutorial

Squeaky Doggie Bone TutorialDoes your dog love squeaky toys?

Ours both do.

Though Boo has a reputation for destroying them.

We kept having to replace toys every week.

His record was 3:26 on a new toy.

I think he could have done it faster but was just toying with us.

Eventually, we figured out that he likes knubby fabrics and learned to avoid them.

But it’s still expensive to keep replacing toys.

Which is why I love today’s DIY — though I’ll be using smooth fabrics, of course!

You can see the original post on Laura’s blog, here!

Squeaky Doggie Bone Tutorial

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Start with a simple rectangle (around 1″ x 4″).2. Fold it in half and sew an L-shape tube (with a 1/8″ seam allowance).3. Turn the tube right-side-out and then tie a knot on the closed end to finish.4. Repeat twice so you have three finished ties for each toy. Don’t worry about the side with the raw ends…those will be hidden inside of your finished bone.

Squeaky Doggie Bone Tutorial5. Using the PDF pattern at the bottom of this post, cut out two bone shapes from heavy canvas or upholstery-weight fabric. In the examples shown here, I used decorative canvas fabric from my local Hobby Lobby store, but think outside of the box… do you have any old canvas bags sitting around the house waiting to be re-purposed?

6. Place the shapes right-sides together and add three chew ties to one end as shown…

Squeaky Doggie Bone Tutorial

7. Sandwich the ties between your pattern pieces and pin all in place before sewing.

8. Sew around the pattern piece with a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving the bone open on one side as shown. (For a smaller bone, use a larger 5/8″ seam allowance.) When you sew over the chew ties, you may want to back-tack across them to give them added strength. Make sure you don’t accidentally catch the ends of your chew ties in the seam as you sew around the bone.

Squeaky Doggie Bone Tutorial

9. Clip the seam allowance around the entire bone before turning right-side out.

10. Turn your bone right-side out & prepare to fill it.

11. I used Polyfil to stuff the bones. Then, I added a small squeaker. You’ll want to bury the squeaker in the middle of the stuffing.

12. Once you’ve stuffed your bone, hand-stitch the opening closed with a slip stitch using several strands of matching embroidery floss or thick thread for added strength.

Squeaky Doggie Bone TutorialYou can make a whole fleet of new toys with this pattern.

I’m thinking of doing them in batches.

I can keep some hidden away for later then.

PLUS, they’ll make great Gotcha Day gifts for my friends who bring home new Furry Family Members!

For more DIY Puppy Love, check out DIY First Aid Kit for Dogs and Toy on a Stick AKA the Flirt Pole!

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.