Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dog Toy Craft Tutorial

I'm crafty, although not nearly as talented as Cynthia over at Precious Cupcakes. Over the weekend I made a Tinkerbell fleece blanket for my niece, who is turning 5 this month.

As I was cutting the selvage off the fleece, I notice Sheila playing with it. Which got me thinking, I could totally turn the selvage into a dog toy.

Sheila can destroy most dog toys in less than 30 seconds. She enjoys soothing on them, like a baby would suck on a pacifier, until they get a hole in them. Then she tears all the stuffing out and spreads it around the house like carpet fertilizer. After that is complete she continues to soothe on the empty stuffy carcass.

This toy is perfect because it is stuffing free and still satisfies her oral fixation.

Here is what you'll need:
Fleece Selvage 
(any fabric selvage may work, but the texture of the fleece feels like a stuffy toy)

Let's Begin:

Fold selvage piece in half and tie a knot at the top to form a loop.

Continue to knot without any space between the knots.

Leave approx. 1 1/2 inches of unknotted fleece.

Tie the unknotted end into the loop at the top of your fleece, creating a circle.

Repeat with additional selvage pieces, linking them together to form a chain.
Sheila has been chewing on this one
That's it! You're all done.

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