Monday, June 4, 2012

Belly Bands for the Dogs

Does your dog mark? Mine doesn't but I occasionally have visitors that do. Having these belly bands on hand always saves the day. If your dog does mark these allow you to bring your little fella with you and not have to deal with those embarrassing moments.

You can spend a lot of cash purchasing these on line or at your local pet store.
Or you can do like I did and make your own.

Here's what you will need:

Fabric (flannel works best but, you can also use cotton or felt)
Industrial strength Velcro
sewing machine

I made a trip to Joann's and picked up these cute fabrics. I found some in the fat quarters
and some on the clearance isle, Nothing to girly because these are for the boys
(Don't want to give them a complex).

Cut the fabric for the size you are making (sizes are listed below).

Fold in half lengthwise face to face.

Pin and sew leaving one end open.

Turn right side out, iron and tuck open ends inside creating an invisible seam.

Sew across the open end a couple of times.

Cut Velcro into 3" strips or 4" for Large and Extra Large sizes.

Peel and stick the Velcro like so to the belly band (inside of one end and outside of the other end).
This stuff is super sticky and may not need it but can be sewn on
 if necessary.

All that is left to do is peel and stick a pantie liner to the inside.
The wings fold around and stick holding it secure.

After use just throw away the pantie liner and replace it.
Launder belly bands with like colors when needed, light ironing.

That was so easy, I made all of these in less than one hour.
And now I am ready to take on the pack.

Here is Bob rocking the orange one.

These will make great gifts for some of the dog owners I know.


Small - Cut fabric 16" X 8-1/2"  fits 12" circumference
Medium - Cut fabric 21" X 8-1/2" fits 16" circumference
Large - Cut fabric 22" X 10" fits 18" circumference
XLarge - Cut fabric 27" X 10" fits 23" circumference

If none of these fit your dog the sizes can be easily adjusted.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful week!



  1. Hi Holly! What a great idea! It's been so long since we've had dogs, I didn't even know about belly bands. I'll definitely have to look into getting some for the next time my daughter and "grandson" are here visiting, though. He's a Boston and that boy was marking like it was his job! One question... Do they make them in a size you can fit pampers in? LOL

  2. LOL! It's amazing how much they can mark for their size.

  3. What a brilliant idea - never seen these before!

  4. Hi Holly!

    OMGosh... I was just looking at these at the pet store and was not about to spend up to 25.00! I thought I would run right home and make one... I just haven't had time to look on line for a pattern. Thanks for sharing this!

    I found you via Natasha's party. Now please drop by my party and share with all of us :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  5. Really great idea! The doggie is really cute

  6. I have never heard of that but what a good idea. Our male dog doesn't mark unless he is outside--but I will keep this in mind for any future pets!

  7. You are so clever! I don't have a dog but I will give this post a +1 on Google + for all those doggy owners out there!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'day linky party! This week's linky is now live and I am very excited to invite you to a Social media linky party that I will be hosting on July 14. The details are all at the blog if you would like to join in.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  8. Did you mean circumference or diameter? (I'm hoping it's circumference because my dog is tiny).

    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      You are right - it is Circumference.


  9. Oh thank you My floors are dry!!!!


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