Monday, December 08, 2008
Sewing Dog Scarfs
I just got a sewing machine (paid $200 for it and the cabinet on craigslist) and the first thing I'm going to work on is a dog scarf. My dog, Ace, has two scarfs. One is your normal red bandana, and the other is tie-dyed. I went to Jackman's and found some red Christmas fabric covered in little green bones (!) which I'm going to use for the scarf. I am going to use the tie-dye scarf as a template because it is bigger, since the fabric I bought is thicker than the usual scarf fabric. I am going to run a very narrow seam around the outside of the scarf to get rid of the selvages, and then I am going to tie it on Ace for the Christmas season!
My friend Carol (another anthropologist who has two border collies) was surprised Ace tolerated scarfs. I love the look of dog scarfs. They look great with his border-collie black and white fur. I think he likes them. He sits patiently while I tie them on. He is such a good dog!