Dog Treat Bag

This is a great way to carry around training treats for your dog!  Why buy one when you can make one out of fun fabric!  This particular fabric happens to match my dog!  The clip can be attached to a leash or belt buckle for easy access.

Materials needed:

  • 6-1/2″ x 11″ outer fabric
  • 6-1/2″ x 11″ liner fabric (I used PUL fabric)
  • 3″ x 11″ top edging fabric
  • 1″ x 22″ top edging fabric
  • Swivel clasp (these can be borrowed from old leashes or purchased at your local craft store)
  • piece of top edging fabric 4x the width of your swivel clasp and 4″ long
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron

Instructions

  1. Take the 1″ x 22″ top edging fabric (hereafter referred to as the drawstring) and the piece of edging fabric measured to fit your swivel clasp and follow the second step of my dog collar instructions.  Iron the fabric in half lengthwise with the right sides (the side you want to show) of the fabric facing out.  Open the fabric and press both sides in towards the middle fold.  Open the drawstring (this step is not necessary for the swivel clasp fabric) and fold the ends of the fabric in about 1/4″ and press.  Refold all edges and pin the fabric in place.  Note: all rough edges should be tucked into the fabric at this point.
  2. Sew a 1/8″ seam down both sides of the swivel clasp fabric.  Sew a 1/8″ seam down one side and the ends of the drawstring.
  3. Fold the outer fabric and lining fabric in half width-wise with right sides together.  If you are using PUL fabric for the lining, the shiny side is considered the right side.  Sew a 1/4″ seam down the 6-1/2″ side of both pieces of fabric.  Trim the edge of the lining fabric close to the seam.  Fold the 3″ x 11″ top edging fabric in half width-wise with right sides together.  Sew a 1/4″ seam half way down the 3″ side of fabric.  Reinforce this seam well.
  4. Press the seam of the 3″ x 11″ top edging fabric open.
  5. Flip the lining fabric right side out.  Fold the 3″ x 11″ top edging fabric in half lengthwise so the right sides of the fabric are on the outside (pressed open seams should be on the inside).  Slip this loop over the lining fabric loop so the raw edges line up.  Make sure the half of the seam that was not sewn is on the outside (the sewn side should be touching the lining fabric).  Line up the seams of the two loops.  Slip the swivel clasp fabric through the handle on the swivel clasp and line up both ends on top of the seams of the two loops.  Slip the outer fabric loop (right sides still facing in) over the entire loop and line up the seams.  Note:  All rough edges and seams should be lined up at this point.  Pin all layers in place and sew a 1/4″ seam around the loop.
  6. Pull the lining fabric down so it is now right side in.  Sew a 1/4″ seam across the bottom edge.  Trim the edge close to the seam.
  7. Pull the outer fabric down so it is now right side out.  Fold one side of the bottom edge over the bottom edge of the lining fabric.  Fold the other side of the bottom edge to the inside to match the first side.  Pin these sides together and sew an 1/8″ seam across the bottom edge capturing both sides of the outer fabric and the lining fabric.
  8. Thread the drawstring through the top edging fabric using the open seam.
  9. Add your dog’s favorite treats and start training!
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