DIY No-Sew Dog Travel Blanket
The holidays are here and that means (for most of us) there will be lots of traveling in the upcoming weeks, visiting loved ones and toting our dogs from one house to the next – so I knew a no-sew dog blanket would be my next project!
I’m not sure about your dogs, but Coco Bean loves to take siestas on couches, beds, car seats, and the list goes on. I don’t mind her on our furniture, but I also want to be considerate as a house guest. I thought, why not make her a light weight travel blanket that we can take from house to car to house and so forth? Plus an excuse to include, gingham, polka dots and pom poms… YES.
She loves knowing that something ‘belongs’ to her, and I love knowing that it will not only keep her comforted during these travel weeks, but it will also keep her from ‘nap drooling’ on Grandma’s beautiful sofa!
No-Sew Dog Blanket – Materials
Fabric (I used 1 yard gingham + 1 yard polka dots, which fits nicely on a small sofa, but feel free to go larger based on the size of your dog or sofa!)
Hot Glue + Glue Gun
Pom Pom Trim (Optional)
This tutorial is very similar to our No-Sew Pet Bed, except we are not stuffing and we are using hot glue rather than hemming tape. Super easy!
- Take your two pieces of fabric and lay them out, one top of the another (make sure both pieces are the same size). We are starting with the blanket inside out, so we want the bottom piece of fabric with pattern facing up, and the top piece with the pattern facing down. If your fabric is double sided, like mine shown, then you don’t need to worry about which way they are facing.
- Using your glue gun, run a line of glue along the edges between the fabric pressing the two pieces together. Do 3 sides, but leave one smaller side unglued – we need this opening in order to pull it right-side out.
- With your 3 sides glued and one small side still open, flip your blanket so that it is right-side out and the pattern is now showing. It should look like a pillow sham at this point. If your corners are inverted, stick your arms inside the blanket and push them out.
- To seal the rest of the blanket, fold the top and bottom of the open fabric inwards and place a line of glue between, pressing firmly to seal.
- To add some extra charm, glue a line of pom pom trim on the edge of the blanket. If your dog likes to chew on small things, I would omit the pom poms!
Happy holidays & safe travels!
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