Dog Days

It’s been so sunny recently that I haven’t done as much sewing as I’d like to. I really need to set up an al fresco sewing station so I can sew in the sunshine!

I went to visit my friend Lisa in Leicestershire at the weekend and I wanted to give her a housewarming present. She has a lovely dog called Jake and when I found this Sophie Allport dog print fabric I thought it would be perfect.


I sewed the cover in an envelope style on my machine and used a striped fabric for the reverse. I chose the striped fabric partly because I thought it might be overkill using the dog-print all over. I also thought that if it wasn’t matched up at the edges I might and up with some strange ‘Catdog’ style double-headed dogs!




The result was very cute and I think it would match a lot of colour schemes. This fabric would also be great for a dog bed because it seems very hard-wearing.

And here’s lovely Jake!


I’m planning on making some more of these and would like to use some of the other Sophie Allport fabrics too.

Watch this space for new items on my Etsy:


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