About 1 year ago I fell in love…again. While visiting out local animal shelter, I fell in love at first sight with my baby, Ziggy. I knew the moment I saw him that he would go home with us. It’s totally crazy, I know, but he completely stole my heart. A year later, he has settled right in. My oldest son counts him as part of our family, my youngest calls him his brother. If my hubby would allow it, he’d sleep in bed with me, instead of next to me on the floor. Ziggy follows me everywhere, plays with my boys and has curled up and found a permanent place in my heart.
I admit I’m now a crazy dog lady so I thought this project was completely appropriate…and easy!
4″ x 20″ 3 different fabrics (A, B, C)
2″ x 56″ medium to light-weight interfacing (sew-in)
Snap bolt hardware (found at hardware store)
Thread to coordinate
Note: This pattern will create approximately 50″ long leash. For a custom length leash, determine the finished length, add 10″ then divide by the number of scrap fabric pieces you will use. In this example we are using 3 pieces of fabric so you would divide by 3.
1. Stitch the 3 different fabrics together. Join fabric A with fabric B by matching short ends and stitch 1/2″ from edge. Open and top stitch 1/4″ from seam be sure to stitch through the seam allowance.
2. Stitch fabric B to fabric C in the same manner (an optional way to attach the pieces is by placing each piece perpendicular and stitch diagonally. Trim excess, open and topstitch through seam allowance.
3. Place interfacing on the wrong side of fabric strip. Center so there is 1″ of fabric on each side of interfacing. Fold fabric in towards the middle, fold again lining up the folded edges. Pin or press.
4. Topstitch along both folded sides 1/4″ from the edge. You now have a long strap.
5.Create the handle. Measure 8″ from end and fold. Fold the raw edge under 1″. Topstitch through all 3 layers using a box stitch pattern.