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How to make a dog leash out of Jeans.
This is a quick and cheap way to make a good quality dog leash. As long as you make it with a sewing machine, instead of hand sewing, it should be just as strong as a store bought leash. Just be careful not to wash it in a washing machine because that may damage the latch and it wouldn't be safe to use anymore.

(For a better view of the finished leash full view the image above; it got cropped awkwardly in the preview.)

Posted by Expired Sanity from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada • Published See Expired Sanity's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a pet collar/leash. Denim Dog Leash - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure out four inches at the narrowest part of your jeans. Each pair of jeans usually makes four leashes.

  • How to make a pet collar/leash. Denim Dog Leash - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out a four inch wide strip from the bottom of the pant leg to the bottom of the back pocket. (Don't include the side seams in this strip)
    Cut right through the jean to the other side of the leg so you have two strips.

  • How to make a pet collar/leash. Denim Dog Leash - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut any cuff or seam off the bottom of the strips and sew the two strips together at the top. (creating one long strip)

  • How to make a pet collar/leash. Denim Dog Leash - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the raw ends of the strip over onto the wrong side. Also fold in the two sides till they meet in the middle. Pin to hold in place.

  • How to make a pet collar/leash. Denim Dog Leash - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the strip in half so the sides and top are inside and pin down the middle.

  • How to make a pet collar/leash. Denim Dog Leash - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew two seams down both sides of the strip in any colour thread you like. They should be about 1/4" away from the sides.

  • How to make a pet collar/leash. Denim Dog Leash - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the top of the strip over to create a handle and sew securely in place.
    I tried to do a double fold like most of the store bought leashes I own, but it was too thick for my sewing machine.

  • How to make a pet collar/leash. Denim Dog Leash - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold the other end through the latch and sew it securely in place.

    In this picture I used a half-an-inch latch because it was what I had, but I recommend a one inch latch because it will be stronger.

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~*Sugar*Kane*~
~*Sugar*Kane*~ · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 6 projects
I love the way the doggie carries the leash in his mouth~!!!
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thebuzzingbee.
thebuzzingbee. · 4 projects
i love this tut Happy i'm making one for my dog too HappyD
~~ oh and btw i have the same breed of dog aswell Happy
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* Crafty Creator *
* Crafty Creator * · 7 projects
ohh. I lovvvvvvvvvvvve your dog! He's soooooooo adorable
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queenfairypants
queenfairypants · Manchester, England, GB · 75 projects
excellent idea! lovely dog too Happy x
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BloodyRose
BloodyRose · Los Angeles, California, US · 5 projects
this is great! too bad my dog bites through any leash that isnt metal -_-'
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Haruka xz
Haruka xz · Puebla, Puebla, MX · 16 projects
i love the dog!!! x3

I could make that leash but... idont have dog U_U
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ennaneve
ennaneve · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 7 projects
this is awesome!! looks really sturdy, too!! great job!
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Anna
Anna · Lake Worth, Florida, US · 6 projects
your dog is sooo cute!
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camilaustral
camilaustral · Concepcion, Bio-Bio, CL · 9 projects
great! i might make 2 of these, for my 2 siberians Happy
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Manic
Manic
great idea! That would be very strong.
Your doggie is so photogenic!
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