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3 DIY Dog Backpacks You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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If you’re a crafty person who loves hand-making items, a dog backpack should be on your list of projects. Whether your dog could benefit or you plan to use it for a gift idea, you can’t go wrong. There’s no need to pay a higher dollar for something you could do for next to nothing.

While tutorials and patterns are everywhere for just about any project, we rounded up our favorite versatile dog backpack ideas to get you started. Many of these backpacks involve items that you may already have at home and some are for any skill set, so you won’t have to worry about complexity. Let’s look at all the options.

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Top 3 DIY Dog Backpacks

1. Upcycled Dog Backpack

DIY Upcycled Dog Backpack
Image Credit: alterationsbykcg
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This tutorial shows you how to take an old backpack you no longer use or need and upcycle it into a backpack for your companion! The more pockets and compartments the backpack has, the better, as it makes room for all sorts of bits and pieces you and your dog may need. This project will require some patience, however! It involves carefully unstitching and taking apart the backpack so that you can reassemble and redesign it to suit your pup.

2. Cute DIY Dog Backpack

  • Difficulty: Moderate

Everyone that enjoys sewing can enjoy this DIY project! This guide will show you how to make a dog backpack step-by-step, and to make it even simpler for you to follow along, the video also provides a downloadable design, whether you have a small, medium, or large canine. You can customize it by adding pockets or zippers and make it to your liking by choosing a durable fabric that suits your dog’s personality.

3. Adventure Dog Knitted Backpack

DIY dog backpack
Image Credit: Squirrelsncurls
  • Difficulty: Moderate

If you’re a skilled knitter, this knitting pattern by Adventure Dogs may be an inexpensive and fashionable dog backpack to make. Knitting this piece should take little time, especially if you have the experience.

Being familiar with kitting abbreviations is vital when it comes to making it. The pattern is drawn up for a medium-sized dog, so make sure you pick the correct sizing before trying this out.

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There is no reason to pay out your hard-earned money on an item you’re capable of making yourself. We hope you enjoyed learning how to build a dog backpack of your very own. The beauty of creating your own is being in control of the way you want it to look, the colors you want to use, and how you want it to fit your dog. Using a guided pattern is convenient, but choosing the colors and personal touches is the fun part.

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