How to make T-shirt dog toy

Dog toys are great. You think so. Your dog certainly thinks so. But just because they spend 90% of their day thinking about playing with toys doesn’t mean you have to go out buy one! With a few spare items around the house and some elbow grease, you can make dog toys that your dog is sure to love. Just grab two t-shirts, some scissors and you can quickly fashion this T-shirt dog toy for your furry love.

I hope you learn how to make T-shirt toys for your dog.

May 13, 2020 1:45 AM
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For this project, the only things you need are two gently used t-shirts that smell like you and a pair of scissors. Dogs who love rolling around in your laundry will love this toy even more.

  1. Start by cutting little 2-3” wide slits at the base of your shirts. After you’ve cut your slits, just rip along the slit and your t-shirt will have the perfect strips of fabric for the next step.
  2. Gather your t-shirt strips and tie off one end. Divide your strips into thirds and braid them together.
  3. Once you’ve braided down to the other end, tie up the bottom and cut any straggling t-shirt strips.
  4. And that's all. Lol

Now it's time to put your creativity into action while having fun making toys for your dog.

May 13, 2020 1:50 AM

Please follow me, you're going to have fun doing this;

Step 1: Find two old t-shirts. While there will be enough fabric in a t-shirt for an entire toy, a contrasting colour looks great. And this way you can also give one away to your dog's best pal. 

Cut four lengths of fabric from the t-shirts that are approximately equal in width and length. Do this by cutting across the t-shirt horizontally. Cut in a spiral if you need some extra length.

Depending upon what has been available to me I've made some quite small toys and also some chunkier ones that would suit a larger dog.

Step 2: Lay the lengths out on a table and tie a secure knot at the end.

Step 3: Position the knot in the middle of the table with the strips coming out into the shape of a cross.

Step 4: Pick up strips A and C and create a loop with each before taking them to opposite ends of the table.

Step 4: Next gently pick up the two loops with your hand. Trust me, once you've done a couple of knot layers it's a cinch!

Step 5: Wrap B over C then under A.

Step 6: Pick up D, wrap it over A, then under the loop made by C.

Step 7: You've now completed your first knot layer. Pull each strip to tighten it and make it neat and even.

Step 8: Continue creating the next knot layer by taking two opposite strips to opposite ends, then thread the remaining two strips over and under. Alternate between using the two different colours to start the layer.

Give to your furry friend and enjoy a game of fetch or catch.

May 13, 2020 1:58 AM

Wow! This is really awesome. Thanks @walker and @mortimer, I'm definitely going to make use of this. Sure my cute Madona will be happy to have new colourful toys to play with.

May 13, 2020 2:03 AM


Hmm...this is really a great do it yourself (DIY) stuff. I'm gonna try it out with the pieces of clothes in my closet that are not useful.

Thanks so much guys for sharing.

May 13, 2020 2:08 AM


Boom! So if you need a good quarantine project while you’re stuck at home, see what kind of material you have lying around that you can cut up to make a dog toy with. These toys would also be fun made out of recycled materials! Have fun while you also make beautiful toys for your dogs.

May 13, 2020 2:12 AM