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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Starry Puppy Leash

Hey Everyone

     At a recent excursion to the Salvation Army I found a dress with an astrological pattern on the skirt. Score! I love astrology. For the record, I am a sun Gemini with a Virgo moon and Scorpio rising. Oh, and I am in the cusp of cancer. So this makes me an overly talkative, would do anything for you chick who leans toward perfectionism. It also makes me an anal, moody bitch who never forgets a wrong. And we are interchangeable 'cuz Gemini is the twin sign. Hehe, I think that this makes life fun ;-)    Not everyone would agree.
     Okay, so back on topic. I wanted to try my hand at making a dog leash. And I have been wanting to use this awesome fabric. I had the leash clasp in my tool box so I had everything I needed. Leashes generally come in 4 foot or 6 foot length. I didn't measure, I just cut 2 strips from the full skirt. I sewed together these 2 strips to make one very long strip. I then folded it in half the long way, putting the wrong sides together. I folded the edges inward and stitched the outside of the strip down each side.

The astrological pattern.
Cut into two strips.

Stitching down each side.
The finished leash. I added the clasp and a loop at the other end.

Here kitty.....


Anonymous said...

Hiya I'm visiting from the Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I'm now a new follower. Would love it if you would stop by A Little of This and a Little of That and follow back. Hope you have a great rest of the week.

Unknown said...

Oh how cute! That would be cool to be able to make your own leashes instead of just whats in the stores. Anyway following from the Fancy hop. Hope you'll come see me, too.

Style, Decor & More said...

Very cute leash! Creative use of fabric!
I'm a new follower from the blog hop!
Hope you can hop by and visit me: