Ribbon Dog Leash Tutorial

Taking my dog for a walk is one of my favorite things to do.  They love the outdoors and exploring everywhere.  A leash is a must have for any pet owner– and even pets need a little bit of something extra special sometimes.

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Sew up a leash using your scrap ribbon and fabric for a customized leash for your favorite pet.

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Dog Leash Tutorial

Materials Needed:

ribbon scraps 1/4″ wide X any length

fabric- 28  3″ X 6″

swivel clip –  or here (link is to a different style, but will work just fine)

dog leash tutorial with ribbon | patchworkposse | easy sewing projects and free quilt patternsDog Leash Tutorial:

Sew your fabric pieces end to end so you have one long piece

1)  Fold in half and iron

2)  Fold the sides in -meeting in the center and iron

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3)  Fold in half and iron

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4)  Tuck the ends in and iron

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5)  Sew down both sides of the leash

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6)  Taking your ribbon scraps- sew them end to end to make a long as long as your leash piece

7)  Place in the center of the leash and sew down both sides- tuck under the ends, hiding the raw edge

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8)  Slip swivel clip in one end, folding up the leash and sew to secure

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9)  Handle– Fold the other end over 8″ and sew to secure

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  1. Anne

    19 September

    Who knew dog leashes could be so pretty! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-patchwork-and-ribbon-dog-leash/2014/09/19/
    –Anne

  2. Becky

    26 September

    Thank you Anne!

  3. Kathleen

    27 November

    Love this idea as we foster dogs and I could make each their own leash and let the new owners take them with them. I ‘ve been looking around for the swivel clip you have in the picture and haven’t seen anything like it anywhere. Could you share where you got them?
    Will post some pics when i finish my first leash….so excited!

  4. Becky

    28 November

    Kathleen- here is a link to a package deal of them. they are a little different then what’s shown but might work: http://amzn.to/2gA4rSq
    or these: http://amzn.to/2fFXtHi

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