Sew Your Own Dog Pack

If none of the commercially available dog packs strikes your fancy (or if they're too expensive), try putting together your own using the pattern and directions provided here.



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Cut one flap piece from 36-oz. canvas or Cordura.
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Cut one saddle piece from 36-oz. Cordura or canvas.
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The completed dog pack in use.
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The final product: the padding in front and the saddle/flaps piece behind.
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Cut two pouch extension pieces from 13-oz. nylon.
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For the padding, cut two pieces from 13-oz. nylon.
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