Stuffed Dog Bones

Give Rover a Christmas surprise -- a fuzzy fabric dog bone you made yourself.
What You Need:
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Entertain your pets with these
warm and cozy treats.

  • 12 x 20-inch piece of tracing paper to make a 17-inch bone (for a larger bone, use larger paper)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 1/3 yard each of two animal-print fun furs to make a small bone (for a larger bone, use larger pieces of fabric)
  • Straight pins
  • Needle and matching sewing threads
  • Ruler
  • 2 recycled squeaker toys or new ones from a pet store
  • Polyester fiberfill

Instructions:

1. Download the free patterns for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software).

 

2. Trace the solid lines of the bone pattern onto tracing paper. Cut out the shape. For a larger bone, enlarge the pattern to the size you'd like; then trace and cut.

3. Pin the pattern to one of the animal-print furs. Cut out the bone shape from the fur. Cut a second bone shape from the other piece of animal-print fur.

4. Pin the bone shapes together with the fur sides facing each other. Note: Sew seams 1/4-inch from the raw edges. Sew around the edges of the bone, leaving a 4-inch opening in the middle of one of the long straight edges.

5. Turn the bone right side out. Wrap each squeaker toy in polyester fiberfill. Insert a squeaker in each end of the bone through the opening.

6. Stuff the rest of the bone firmly with fiberfill. Then, use a needle and thread to sew the opening closed.