Rag Knots Chewing Toy

I started making these for the local humane society to sell at fundraisers as well as at the local vet clinics. The vets found this to be a perfect toy. It is stitched, so it is safe. My own dog steals them from the sewing machine.

Ad

Approximate Time: At first I would suggest 30 to 45 minutes, I made a lot at one time.

Supplies:

  • 3 adult large washed T-shirts
  • sewing machine
  • scissors

Instructions:

  1. Take 1 large adult t-shirt, the more colors the better, but no grease or paint stains. Cut off at the armpits, use the bottom of the shirt. Without cutting the seams, cut 9 strips across.
  2. Snip the seam now. If you do a couple of these at the same time, you can mix and match the colors.
  3. Take 3 strips of choice by color, pin at the top so that you have 3 sets of these, run a double stitch across the end.
  4. Tie a tight knot at the top, then start braiding it to the end.
  5. Double stitch the end on all sets.
  6. Take the 3 braided sets and find center of all, stitch them, then start to braid together.
  7. Knot the ends again, and then knot in the center. It is bulky, but this is what the dog wants. With the human scent all over it, the dog will find it is favorite family toy.
Ad

I sell these for $4.00

By Joyce from Benson, MN

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

January 7, 20091 found this helpful

I made one last night in less than 30 minutes. I have 2 small Rat Terriers so I decided to use a women's medium t-shirt. My strips were about 1 1/2 inches wide. Completed toy is about 16 inches long. You were right...the dogs do love it!! I can already tell this will outlive the storebought tug of war toys/chews. Thanks for the great idea.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
By mommapatty (Guest Post)
January 8, 20091 found this helpful

Very clever--thanks!

Reply Was this helpful? 1
By Liz (Guest Post)
January 8, 20091 found this helpful

Thank you for this great idea.
Liz

Reply Was this helpful? 1
By mommasue (Guest Post)
January 28, 20091 found this helpful

Great idea for local shelters.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
February 10, 20111 found this helpful

Great idea and helps use up those t-shirts we always seem to have so many of! Our local APL will love these!

Reply Was this helpful? 1
March 3, 20130 found this helpful

I can really understand. Triple the money spending! My Mother, Brother and I spend so much money buying dog toys, not only toys, treats or dog food. I bought $2 bag of peanut butter popcorn made for dogs and they didn't like it. I bought certain dog bones and they didn't like it. Bought a huge bone, was like the size of a cow thigh bone, and they were $10 each. There went my $20.

Ad


Found the bones in the yard all muddy, and covered with whatever else... (Uknow! lol. )

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 18, 20161 found this helpful

Old denim jeans work really well for making dog toys!

Reply Was this helpful? 1
October 6, 20171 found this helpful

I am so glad you shared this great idea with all of us pet lovers! NOW I can actually give my dog something I won't have to repair all the time. You have certainly inspired me!

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
Categories
Pets Dogs Dog ToysJanuary 5, 2009
Pages
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2019 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2019/09/13 18:35:56 in 894 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!