How to make a dog shirt out of a t shirt

Hey I’m here with Monta and we’re going to show you how to make a dog shirt out of a regular t-shirt. Matter-of-fact Me and Monta are wearing the same shirt. I’m wearing a medium shirt and he’s wearing a large, he’s a 60 pound American Bully. And you can make this shirt with just about any size dog and breed dog; whether you have a Dachshund, a Pitbull, a big German Shepherd It doesn’t matter all you need is a few supplies and pay attention to the video hope you guys enjoy! Now before we get started , the supplies you’ll need are scissors or a rotary cutter, measuring tape if available some sort of round object like a paper plate or just a regular plate the t-shirt you’re gonna use and your model dog. Our model today is Monta. Before starting, with the measuring tape,
measure your dog from the start of his neck down to where his tail starts. Monta is
about 21 inches long If you don’t have a measuring tape
simply lay the shirt on the dogs back and fold the bottom of
the shirt where you would want the shirt to end. Leave the shirt folded so you know where to cut. Now bring out your scissors or rotary cutter if you want the edges
to be cleaner. We’re using fabric scissors, it works
more smoothly with clothing rather than regular scissors. Now lay the shirt on a flat surface with the logo you want to show facing
up, still folded if you use that method. If you used a measuring tape measure from the neck of the shirt down and cut horizontally at that mark across
the entire shirt at the fold. The shirt should look like this: still
intact with the bottom cut off. Now if your dog is long you may not
need to cut at all all depends on the length you measured. Next we’re going to create the body of the shirt You can pretty much use anything rounded, but we’re using a paper plate Grab the plate in place it over the
shirt covering half the sleeves Start from the bottom and just follow and cut along the plate all the way to the sleeve. To make sure both ends are even, you can
then fold the shirt over To match the other side and cut the
other side exactly the way you just did This way it will be the same
measurements on both sides Again we’re using fabric scissors, but
you may use anything you have available Your shirt should now look like this:
with half of the sleeves and cuts on each side of the body of the shirt. This next step is optional depending on
the length of your dog’s arms if your dog has short doggie arms or is
closer to the ground cut the sleeves off, following the hem on
the sleeve If your dog is larger such as a German
Shepherd you may want to keep the sleeves on.
Ultimately it is completely up to you. If you decide you don’t like the sleeves
you can always cut them off later. Now to make it more comfortable for the
dog and their tummy, turn the shirt over grab the top half of the shirt that is
facing up and fold to where the beginning of the
armpit of the shirt would be Cut along the top part of the shirt This should leave you with a cropped top
of the top half of the shirt The bottom should still be long. If you
turn the shirt over the long part should be on top and the
logo should still be intact and showing. If you would like you can sew this part
of the shirt together so it stays in place other options would be to sew on Velcro
regular Velcro or safety pins. For best results you may sew this part,
velcro would be second best. If you don’t have either option simply
use safety pins. For time constraints we’re gonna use
safety pins. Slip the shirt on the dog with the logo facing up on
their back. If you leave the sleeves on, carefully slip their paws through the sleeves. Again, if you don’t know how to sew or have
Velcro, use safety pins. Grab the ends of the shirt from
underneath their arms And carefully safety pin both ends
together so they stay Be cautious not to hurt your puppy. If
you sewed or used Velcro, carefully move their
paws through the holes the shirt should fit nice and snug
around your pup. These are our other models. This is Layla she’s half Chihuahua, half Dachshund. She’s sporting the tiger-striped Fantasy
Couch T Next we have Sammy sporting the black
and gold Fantasy Couch t-shirt She’s 27 inches long. She’s a big puppy, so
so we kept the sleeves on and simply just cut the bottom of the
shirt to create a space for her tummy. And last but not least, we have Ziggy and
Monta wearing the orange creamsicle T-shirt. Ziggy is a full Dachshund at 17
inches. All these shirts and more are available
at Well there you have it, if you guys have any questions
leave a comment below Also make sure to like and subscribe to our Youtube channel for more videos. And if you guys wanna buy a shirt like this one or any other Fantasy Couch design, Go to Also, I’d love to see how you guys made your own dog shirts. Make sure you post it on Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #inthecouchwetrust. Alright guys, here you go buddy! Finally good job!

100 thoughts on “How to make a dog shirt out of a t shirt

  1. Thank you everyone for watching! You can follow my puppy Monta on Instagram: @monta_snuggles

  2. I have a pitbull and a yorky. My pit is a brindle and she was the runt(smart one) and my yorky is small. Thx for the video

  3. Please don't use saftypins, they can hurt your dog badly!
    Otherwise I really the video and your sweet dog!!!

  4. Like the video!! I want to make it with velcro instead of sewing the edges. But how can you wash the shirt and keep putting it on and off your dog without the chance it will fray at the edges? I am not good at sewing.. hehe

  5. I agree,NO SAFETY PINS! It's like, in the old days, giving a kid a lighter. Not a good idea. Also, am I the only one who finds that the woman needs to put on some clothes?!

  6. I put shirts on my dog all the time and I don `t DIY the shirts all I do is I look at my dog to see how wide she is and how long she is and I go to my local walmart and I go to the little girl and little boy area and I go to wear the $3 shirts are at and I get one of each size I take them home and try each one on my dog to see which size fits her then when I find the right size I take the other shirts back to walmart, Once I find the size shirt that fits my dog I dont even have to cut it. I just ordered my dog some doggy overalls she wears a large and once I get the overalls I will go to Walmart and buy her 4-5 of the $3-$4 little girl small shirts to go with the overalls.

  7. this is awesome!! Imma try it on ma doggy with a dbz shirt Lal

    edit: I'm done! for everyone who wants to see, look at ma doggys insta: janabergeron1999

  8. If I want to cover/protect a spaying incision can I keep the shirt long and not cropped? What adjustments should I make aside from not trimming the belly part of the shirt? Thank you!

  9. Monty is sooo cute! Been looking for something like this, my Dobe Jaxx is very cold at night, even though she sleeps in bed AND we live in the tropics hahahaha! Going to make this now

  10. Seriously cute and exactly what I was attempting to find. Great pictures and wonderful tutorial, so easy and so many good tips. Thank you so much.

  11. WOW!!!! I love this! I will cut my shirt today for Peach's outfit. She will be attending her first sporty birthday party for cousin Daisy. <3 Thanks, guys! 🙂

  12. You guys are awesome… and the t shirts ??? Mind blowing ?… supper cute all your babies .. thanks for sharing this with us .. enjoyed watching it and I will make this t shirts for my babies too … ❤️❤️❤️??????

  13. You guys are awesome! My husband and I are making one for our pup to announce our pregnancy. Thank you for sharing! ❣️

  14. thanks – just made 2 pairs of jammies for our pitty… (slightly modified) from your video! Used a sewing machine to sew everything together for safety 😉

  15. Dogs hate this . There Coat is more the enough to keep them warm . This is animal cruelty. They don’t like it

  16. Do NOT use safety pins. They can and do open up as the dog moves or sleeps, and being poked by a safety pin is no fun for anyone. If you can't sew this, don't make this.

  17. Wooooo…you have to be careful with safety pins…..if there pulled most will open and stab dog……but very cute… Handsome model

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