Pampered Pooch Pocket

Next month we are driving across the country to our new home, New Hampshire. We are so excited! But we are driving across with two dogs and I want to make sure they are comfortable and not anxious. They are both great at riding in the car but four or five days can be taxing, even on us humans. Last time we did this we had blankets for the dogs to lay on but blankets get bulky and take up a lot of room. My thought was to make a pocket, for lack of a better word, for our smallest dog, Cholula. It is her personal pampered pooch pocket.

I originally got the idea from one of the slings I’ve seen people carry small dogs in. Then while I was going through Hobby Lobby one day I saw this faux fur sherpa material and thought it was perfect for a pouch.
Pampered Pooch Pocket

Not to mention how soft it is and she commandeers the softest things in the house. I knew it would be her favorite thing.

My only hesitation on this material was how tough it would be to work with. To my surprise though, this material was easier to work with than I expected. I didn’t need to change needles on my machine or anything. It was a little slower going since it has quite a nap to the fabric but it wasn’t horrible.

Before I started, I set her on the fabric to see if she would like it and this is the thanks I get! Hmm…I let it slide.

Pampered Pooch Pocket

 

For this project, all I needed was my sewing machine, thread, and the material. I didn’t even buy a thread to match I used a light green that I had tucked away in a drawer. It doesn’t matter what color because the thread is pretty much invisible anyway.

 

Pampered Pooch Pocket

 

The material has an edge of just the faux suede that is about an inch and a half wide so I folded that back and then folded it over again with the wooly part showing.

Pampered Pooch Pocket

Pampered Pooch Pocket

Pampered Pooch Pocket

I tacked it down with a few pins and then stitched along the very edge of the fold to secure it in place.

Pampered Pooch Pocket

Turning it so the suede sides are together, I sewed up the side seam.

Pampered Pooch Pocket

To give her some more room at the end of the pocket I boxed the corners. It is as easy as making a triangle and sewing across the corner.

Pampered Pooch Pocket

I could tack down the triangles on the inside but I don’t think Cholula will mind if I leave them. I turned it right side out and it is done!

Pampered Pooch Pocket

This is the display I came out to when I was done sewing. Our couches have about three blankets thrown all over them at any given time. This “pocket” might actually alleviate that problem too.

Pampered Pooch Pocket

I picked up the blankets and showed her the pocket. She hasn’t moved from it for a good hour now and the snoring is getting out of control.

 

Pampered Pooch Pocket

 

Pampered Pooch Pocket

 

Pampered Pooch Pocket

It is going to be perfect in the car.

I am linking up to these parties.

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Pampered Pooch Pocket

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  1. What a fantastic idea, Kileen! Loved the photos of your dog as you made these wonderful pampered pooch pockets. I’m sure your dogs will be extra comfy on their journey. Wishing you all much happiness in your new home. Thank you so much for being a part of Heartha and Soul. Hope you will be able to stop by and share again this week!

  2. I absolutely love this, Kileen! I need to make one for my spoiled pooch, too. I’ve pinned this for later.
    I’m visiting today from Too Cute Tuesday.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  3. Oh what a cool idea. I have a Mastiff but I think my cats might enjoy something like this 🙂 I’d be so pleased for you to link up at my new linky party, Support Your Fellow Crafter at Support Blog for Moms of Boys! Hope to “see” you soon 🙂

  4. First, what a huge move! Your pooches will be so comfy. Love this idea. My dog likes to bury herself so I’ll have to be on the lookout for similar fabric. I think my sewing skills can handle this.

  5. Beyond cute and such a great pampered idea! I may have to make one for the dog come winter. I just made her a new bed which she’s still unsure of so a pouch pocket may totally throw her off right now! Visiting from Waste Not Wednesday party.

  6. Awwww Kileen that’s beautiful, a your little fur baby looks so comfy. Great idea. Wishing you lots of blessings for your new home and a safe trip there for everyone

  7. What a great idea! I am right in the middle of making a new coat for our dog for the Winter and this would be great for her kennel!! Our puddy cat would probably enjoy one too!

    Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous project with us over at Waste Not Wednesday 🙂

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