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DIY: No Sew Heart Dog Toy

Copy: Sarah Dickerson

Photography: Sarah Dickerson

It’s no secret, we love easy DIYs! This Valentine’s day you might not be able to resist making this super easy (and super adorable) No Sew Heart Dog Toy.

Back in high school, the big craft trend was making no sew fleece blankets. I’m sure you’ve seen them before, two layers of fleece with the edges tied together. One fool proof project. I thought why not take that concept and apply it to a dog toy. It worked! Coco watched me like an undercover cop as I was making it, and she loves her new toy. She runs all over the house with it, and it also doubles as her chin pillow. That second part was totally her idea though – What can I say, the girl loves to nap.

I hope your pooch enjoys this special Valentine’s toy!

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Note: 1/2 a yard of fleece will make two small-medium size heart toys, including stuffing.

Micro Fleece
Fabric Scissors
Pen or Fine Tip Marker
Heart Stencil (optional, or freehand!)

DIY: No Sew Heart Dog Toy Tutorial

1. Stack two layers of fleece on a flat surface and trace a heart shape with a fine tip marker or pen.

2. Keeping the two layers stacked, cut a circle approximately 2 inches around the outside the heart. We want to leave enough length to double tie our knots.

3. Cut two slits on the edge of the heart about the width of your finger.

4. Using the bottom and top pieces, tie a knot. Double knot it to make sure it is extra tight and secure. Repeat steps 3 &4 until you have the majority of the heart tied.

5. With a small hole still remaining, fill the heart using your extra fleece as stuffing. – Avoid using tiny pieces as stuffing. Long wide strips work best!

6. Continue cutting and tying until the heart is completely sealed.

7. Trim the edges and start playing!

DIY: No Sew Heart Dog Toy DIY: No Sew Heart Dog Toy DIY: No Sew Heart Dog Toy DIY: No Sew Heart Dog Toy

Note: These DIY toys are not recommended for rough chewing. Remember to always supervise your pet during playtime.

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Copy: Sarah Dickerson

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21 responses to “DIY: No Sew Heart Dog Toy”

  1. Jamie says:

    This is a great idea! Love that you took the blanket concept and created this no-sew DIY toy for the pups!

  2. Ooh, this would be perfect for my new Chi. It’s tough to find toys small enough for her little mouth, but I could make one of these just her size!

  3. Malaurie says:

    My lovely baby loves this toy, I’ve make it for her This morning 😀 Good tutorial, easy to do ! thank you

  4. Raquel says:

    These are soo cute and fun for the dogs.

  5. Diane Cummings says:

    You could also add a “squeeker” to the inside to make the toy a bit more fun. I always make a muslin bag around the sqeeker then insert into the toy. LOVE this idea and will definitely be making!! Thanks, I have made the fleece no sew blankets but never thought of making a dog toy-some people are so brillent and think “outside the box” Thanks!

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