Puppies that like fabric – an almost tutorial

Hank is perpetually diving into my bag of scrap strips or pinching charm squares out of my scrap drawer, it drives me round the bend! I was talking to my friend Gina last night and she told me to make him a fabric bone.

Then I saw this on Pinterest this morning… spooky.

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Anyway Hank seemed pretty pleased with it! If you have fabric fan dogs, they’re pretty quick to make. Here’s how Gina told me to do it.

I tore a strip of fabric off the bolt at the full width (Klona white, if you were curious), but any long strip about 4-8″ wide will work well. I knotted it several times at each end. Now I didn’t say it would be pretty 😉

Pictured with Hank's obligatory mud contribution/"hallmark". He's a dirty little digger that one.

Pictured with Hank’s obligatory mud contribution/”hallmark”. He’s a dirty little digger that one.

Then I shoved a couple of treats into the folds between the knots and tied another strap around it in a double knot to secure the treats inside and keep him occupied for a bit longer than most toys hold his attention for (approximately 2.8 seconds on average).

I daresay it will be a good tug toy too. And it’s a darn sight cheaper than the ones that are about £8 that he completely destroys within a fortnight.

It worked. I actually started quilting this morning. Madness!

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