I think it's time we starting using snoods. Raw feeding and two 1 y.o.'s with growing ears!!!! :)
Does anyone have a pattern? How long are they...how wide are they? I've seen some with two elastics & some with three...which is better?
Thanks for any and all input
I just bought fabric for snoods and am looking for a pattern too if anyone can share one! :)
You don't really need a pattern, but you probably need to do a little bit of measuring to make one that will fit your dog's head size!
This is based on what I've used to make snoods for fundraising - working from one metre of 44" wide fabric - you can probably get 6 snoods from this size; any suitable washable lightweight fabric should work OK. I've used both cotton poplin and a pretty glittery sequinned fabric (from eBay) that was both washable and surprisingly easy to sew!
You need to start with a piece of fabric about 22" wide and depending on the size of your dog:
a) 14" deep for a largish head
b) 12" deep for a medium head
c) 10" deep for a small/puppy head
Stitch the two short sides together to make a tube; I did french seams to keep things neat but you could zigzag stitch, overlock, or use pinking shears, etc, to neaten the raw edges; press open.
Taking about 1" on each of the two long edges, fold under twice and hem to make slots for your elastic, leaving approx 1/2" unstitched to allow for it to be inserted; press.
Cut two pieces of "knicker" elastic long enough to fit snugly round your Cavalier's head - over the top and round under the chin. (Probably in the range of 12-14" lengths).
Fasten elastic to safety pin and thread though slots; overlap ends by 1/2"-1", check fit, and stitch them together firmly.
Someone was just asking for a snood pattern, and I can't find the thread...!