Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"No Hands" Dog Leash


It has been way too long since my last blog post!   I've had a lot of distractions over the last couple of months keeping me away from my "writes" including a new dog!   Now I know what you all must be thinking,  " she's going to do lot's of crafts related to her new puppy" and I want you all to know that you are absolutely right!  At least for the next little while hehe :)

On a recent trip to Woofstock (a local festival for dogs) I noticed they were selling running leashes for $50-$60!  There was no way I was going to pay that when I knew I could make the same thing at home for a fraction of the cost.


8ft Flat Nylon Webbing (found at fabric store)
Grommet tool
2 metal hooks

1. Measure out the Nylon webbing to the length you desire- plus 4 inches for attaching hooks

2. Mark the nylon where to add the grommets - I wanted the option of mine to go across my chest and around my waist.

3.  Use the grommet tool and a hammer create the holes in the nylon for the grommets.  Do not feel intimidated doing this.  There are very easy instructions on the box of grommets :)  I also recommend doing this outside on a very hard surface like concrete.

This is what the tool looks like

These are the grommets

4.  Now sew the hooks on either end.  I used 2 rows of triple stitching (back and fourth 3 times) to secure.

And voila!  Your new hiking / running / walking leash!