Dog vest harness patterns

This is a simple pattern to make a vest for dogs that also has the function of harness. This pattern is inspired by the design of the image.

dog vest patterns

If we want to use it as a dog harness too we have to sew two rings in the middle of the back strip to attach the leash.






dog vest free patterns

This vest is made with one piece pattern. For a better finish sew one strip along all the vest's edge. You can use a different fabric or color to make it more funny.

Below, you will see a preview of the vest pattern. The pattern is the right side on gray.

dog vest harness free patterns

Remember to cut the pattern with the fabric folded in half, so when unfold the fabric will get the complete piece. The marked boxes at the end of the strips are for Velcro tape.


Strips cross around chest and neck to adjust perfectly to the dog's body. If you want to add a lining to the vest have to cut 2 complete pieces: one for the outer fabric and second for the lining. Use the fine fabric in summer or a warm fur lining for winter days as shown in photo below.

dog harness vest free patterns


DOWNLOAD FREE DOG VEST HARNESS PATTERNS in pdf below:



Note: patterns are split into 2 or more pages, have to print, cut out and join them together to get the entire pattern.


Important: please read this before printing the patterns:



Happy sewing!!!
Mimi




38 comments:

  1. I love your patterns. I am wondering if you could possibly make some in XXS and translate some of the spanish patterns into english. I like the pant pattern and the panties one. Your doing an amazing job!

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  2. These are wonderful and hope to get some of then done. I have four Yorkies and two Siamese cats.
    Nan

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  3. Can you tell me where I can find the hardware (The D metal piece)for the harness? once I have completed it.

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    1. try a sailing supply store, or go to a thrift store and buy some old purses

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    2. Joann fabric has d-rings for sale.

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    3. ribbonsandbowsonmy.com has D rings. can order in lots of 6 or bigger pkg.

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    4. I found mine at Michaels and Hobby Lobby

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  4. Yes! you can buy metal D rings on ebay.com , here I let you the link:
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/Crafts-/14339/i.html?_sop=15&_nkw=D+rings+metal

    Hope this helps.
    Happy sewing!!

    Mimi

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  5. I'm so excited that I have found pattern! We have a dashhound and have tried other harnesses but, they move alot and seem uncomfortable.Our dashy has Degenerative Disc Disease and has been operated on. We are hoping this will be a better chioce of harness for him. I'll let you know how it turns out.
    Thank you!!

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  6. Been wanting a pattern for this ad my husband is traing his shepard for seeing eye dog .this just perfect for what is needed. Thank you

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  7. This pattern is simple, quick, and easy! I think I have made 7 or 8 in the last 2 days for a charity event. Thanks!

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  8. I just want to say THANK YOU for the pattern. I do not sew and made 3 of these pretty quick and easy. Got my d-rings off an old pocketbook. I love them and my little Dixie does to takes the strain off her neck when we go out. I also made one for my daughters dog which has heart problems and often swells from fluid making a harness impossible to wear cause if she has it on when she takes on fluid weight then you have to cut it off. This will be really simple to get on her and off. Thanks again for the free pattern.
    Bobbie

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  9. so how does it attach? velco?

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  10. I made the pattern up - joined the under straps and made the opening on his back for my Lhasa apso, it's brilliant.
    thank you again for this pattern
    Elaine in UK

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  11. My question how wide shall I make the strip for the D ring

    I am illiterate when it comes to sewing so I need a pattern, I am going to tackle this I love this pattern

    thank you for the free pattern you are AWSOME thanks again
    SC

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  12. TNAK YOU!

    So simple, and I get SO many compliments. Very difficult to find simple harness vests, most are complicated, bulky, or otherwise impractical. Even my Mom's fussy Pom will wear this vest.

    *I substituted snaps for the velcro, and added a "handle," making it easier to get a grip on my chihuahua...

    THANK you again!

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  13. Why are two rings required?

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    1. two rings better than one...I guess for more resistance and to avoid pulls with the leash

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  14. can you email me the pattern for the xsmall and small vest my computer will not let me download pdf and i need the patern to make a birthday present for little sis shes four and wants a vest for her puppy my email is galbraith.sarah12@gmail.com

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    1. ive got my computer to open the file for the pattern now im just un shure what tpye of fabric you would use and is there a batting between the two layers of fabric

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    2. If you download Adobe it will then print in PDF. I had the same problem.

      Anonymous

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  15. Thank you so much & for making pattern free! I just whipped up one for my Chihuahua X out of an old pair of cargo pants of mine. Used studs from the pants rather than velcro to fasten & fits & looks great!

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  16. Thank you for the inspiration! I made a harness for my dog​​ I invite you to my blog!

    http://smakkropki.blogspot.com/2013/07/jak-uszyc-szelki-dla-psa.html

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  17. Thank you for the time, effort, and thought that you so kindly shared this wonderful garment with us giving us the
    benefit of all you'r hard work. (once again many thanks )

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  18. my extra lil chiwie loves his new outfits thank you so much.

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  19. Thank you, thank you and thank you again? I had made this harness for my Dashie last summer. It worked out so well for him that I'm going to make one for our new dog!! :) Thanks again for sharing!

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  20. Just what I was looking for. Thanks for the simple pattern. I'm sure my "Wilbur" will like it much better than the stiff nylon harness he has.

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  21. Thank u so very much for taking the time to help all of us. i am on a fixed income because i am a 64year old disabled nurse. i can't afford to spend money on patterns and such. Then, here you are, willing to sacrifice your time and talent for my doggies. i appreciate you more than u know. May God bless you always and in all ways.

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  22. Thank you for sharing.
    What should i use to hold the D rings?

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    1. nylon mesh is great, strong and durable.

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  23. Hi!

    Thank you so much for your patterns! I made a hybrid of this harness and the Christmas dress' skirt to make a harness dress ... and it's adorable!

    http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x439/Greensouptureen/2014-04-14_dress3_zps8c3f9a64.jpg

    I sewed a nylon mesh in between the two layers of fabric to give it extra strength, I would recommend this to people wanting to use this as a walking harness. The first one with just fabric does not spread the force of a pulling dog well, it ends up all around their neck - the mesh avoids this.

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  24. Could you make the pattern in the next two larger sizes? That would be awesome :)

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  25. The size "S" in this pattern is not working. Love your patterns. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Raylene

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    1. Size S link fixed!

      Thanks Raylene!!

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    2. Thank you!!!!!

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  26. HI here can you tell me what kinds of material you used for this please?

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