Soft and squishy, with a great big squeak, these sweater bones are a big hit with my dog.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Old sweater (I used acrylic sweaters so I could wash the toy when it gets dirty)
  • Pack of squeaks (I found mine at Petsmart; they come four to a pack)
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Stuffing
  • Hand needle

First, gather your sweater or sweater parts.You can use any part of a sweater to make your dog toys. If you’re using a full large sweater, you should get about four toys: one from each of the sleeves, one from the back, and one from the front.

Draw and cut out a bone-shaped pattern from a large sheet of paper. Mine measures 12 inches long, 9 inches at the widest part, and 5 inches at the middle. Pin your pattern onto your sweater material.

Cut out your bone-shaped pieces.

Pin your fabric and sew it together using a 3/8-inch seam allowance. Leave a 2-inch hole along the side to turn your bone right-side out.

Stuff your toy with stuffing and the squeakers (I used one at each end), and sew up the hole by hand. Make sure to sew it up nice and tight, especially if you have a dog who likes to play rough.

via  craftstylish