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10 DIY Dog Booties You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by Dogster Team

brown dog on a leash wearing boots

10 DIY Dog Booties You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

There are so many options when it comes to dog clothes, such as jackets, hats, and bow ties. But what about keeping your pup’s little feet warm? Dog booties can be a little on the expensive side when you’re browsing at a pet shop, or maybe the ones you buy just aren’t working anymore.

Well, there are ways to make dog booties yourself! Try the following DIY dog booty plans you can make today and start the cold weather months off right by protecting your fur baby’s feet for a fraction of the cost.


The 10 DIY Dog Booties

1. DIY Balloon Dog Booties by K9 of Mine

DIY Balloon Dog Booties
Image Credit: K9 of Mine
Materials: Baby socks and balloons
Tools: Scissors
Difficulty level: Easy

This DIY dog booty plan is simple enough to do with a couple of pairs of baby socks and some small balloons. Simply place the baby socks around your pup’s feet for size, then use the small balloons to fit around the sock. You’ll need to snip the balloon tie off so that it doesn’t squeeze your dog – but don’t cut off too much as you want to keep the elasticity.

2. Dog Boots Pattern by Mimi and Tara

Materials: Fabric, Velcro, non-slip material
Tools: Scissors, sewing needle, thread, hot glue gun (optional)
Difficulty level: Advanced

This DIY dog booty plan is a bit more difficult but adds an extra layer of durability. This option is like others with some sewing involved but also has the option to add a non-slip layer to the bottom of the booties using non-slip material or even a hot glue gun.

If you’re feeling up to the challenge of getting your sewing on and making some custom booties for your dog, this DIY plan might be for you.

3. DIY Velcro Dog Booties by K9 of Mine

DIY Velcro Dog Booties
Image Credit: K9 of Mine
Materials: Felt, Velcro, sewing supplies (thread, needle)
Tools: Scissors, sewing machine, measuring tape
Difficulty level: Moderate

You can make your dog feel cozy and warm with these affordable DIY dog booties. Made from felt and with the help of secure Velcro, these will be your dog’s new favorite.

Some sewing is necessary with this plan to keep the felt in the proper shape and not slip around while your dog is walking so it’s a bit more difficult if you aren’t familiar with sewing. The Velcro is secure and can be adjusted to your dog’s paw size.

4. Dog Boots Using Old Jeans by TheFlyingTree

DIY Dog Boots Using Old Jeans
Image Credit: TheFlyingTree
Materials: Pair of jeans, leather, Velcro, thread
Tools: Sewing machine, scissors
Difficulty level: Advanced

This DIY dog booty idea is a great option when you feel like upcycling some old jeans. Make use of that pair of jeans you don’t wear anymore to give your dog the utmost comfort and warmth from harsh weather conditions.

Grab some Velcro and leather strips to make the best booties for your dog. As long as you have some sewing skills and fabric scraps, this pattern is easy to follow. You might need to use your dog a couple of times to measure the size of their paws for the best fit.

5. Pattern Dog Booties with Fleece by Tammy’s Craft Emporium

DIY Pattern Dog Booties with Fleece
Image Credit: Tammy’s Craft Emporium
Materials: Polar fleece, leather scraps, Velcro (hook and loop), elastic
Tools: Scissors, needle & thread, sewing machine
Difficulty level: Moderate

If you have some sewing skills and a dusty machine, maybe now is the time to try this DIY dog booty idea. Using scraps of different materials like fleece and leather, this should be easy to put together.

Make sure to measure out the size of your dog’s paws and figure out exactly where to add the extra layer for grip with leather scraps. With Velcro and elastic for easy closure, your dog will be out and about in no time.

6. Bag Boots for Dogs by Doggy Luxury

DIY Bag Boots for Dogs
Image Credit: Doggy Luxury
Materials: Fleece, leather
Tools: Scissors, sewing materials, pins
Difficulty level: Moderate

If you have some fleece scraps lying around and you’re not sure how to make them useful, maybe you have a pet that needs some extra paw protection! If you have a dog and you want to pass on expensive dog booties, try making these DIY fleece and leather boots yourself.

With some simple measurements, a pair of scissors, and some patience, you can create these comfy luxury booties for your dog. It looks pretty easy and has very few needed materials, so this might be a quick win.

7. DIY Dog Boots Without Sewing by Top Dog Tips

Materials: Fabric, leather or denim, elastic, Velcro
Tools: Hot glue gun, scissors
Difficulty level: Easy

If you aren’t a fan of sewing and you’re looking for an easier way to make some good dog booties, there are options that skip that step. These durable booties provide an easy plan for protecting your dog’s feet from the harsh weather. You have the flexibility of choosing your preferred materials and it only takes a hot glue gun and some Velcro to reinforce the booties.

8. How to Make Fleece Dog Boots by Condo Blues

DIY How to Make Fleece Dog Boots
Image Credit: Condo Blues
Materials: Fabric, pins, Velcro, leather, or suede
Tools: Sewing materials, scissors
Difficulty level: Easy

Keep your pup’s feet dry and warm this winter with this easy DIY dog booty pattern. It includes some simple sewing, easy to get materials and tools, and will give you some creative choices. This plan skips on the sewing machine and lets you use very basic sewing patterns and stitches. Finish the booties with secure Velcro around the top and you’ve done it!

9. Easy DIY Dog Boots by Romp Rescue

DIY Easy Dog Boots
Image Credit: Romp Rescue
Materials: Elastic, fabric of choice, non-slip material, Velcro
Tools: Scissors, sewing machine
Difficulty level: Moderate

If you’re looking for a DIY dog booty plan that lets you customize their size depending on your dog’s paws, this pattern might be best for you. This plan for dog boots uses similar steps as the easy pattern, but you would use more fabric, more Velcro, and let it go higher up your doggy’s legs. This example adds some reflective material to safely walk your dog in the dark!

10. Homemade No-Sew Duct Tape Booties by

DIY Homemade No-Sew Duct Tape Booties
Image Credit: WonderPuppy
Materials: Duct tape, stick-on Velcro, sew-on Velcro
Tools: Scissors, measuring tape
Difficulty level: Easy

Choose this inexpensive dog booty pattern to skip browsing through hundreds of expensive booties. With something as easy as duct tape, you can use this easy pattern and no sewing machine to make these yourself. Use two pieces of duct tape and stick them together so that the sticky part is covered and won’t touch your dog’s paws. Add Velcro to the top of the duct tape booty to secure them around their paws, and voila!



Final Thoughts

If you’re looking to save a few bucks on dog booties to keep your pet’s paws warm and harm-free, creating your own might be a good start. These DIY dog booty plans will give you some fun and creative ideas for making booties on your own. Grab some scissors, fabric, and sewing materials to put these together while upcycling fabric laying around your place.

From easy to difficult, you can choose the best plan for you based on your skills and level of expertise when it comes to sewing, patience, and available materials. The plans are flexible and can be customized to dog paws of all shapes and sizes.

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