Punk Rock Puppy: DIY DOG SHIRT

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I’m a huge collector of band merch. I’ve been adding t-shirts & sweatshirts to my collection for almost 20 years. I have tons of vintage shirts, but also like to buy new ones from stores like Hot Topic and even on Amazon. One of my favorite blog posts of all time is my DIY Choker Cutout T-Shirt because it’s a fun way of updating some of my old band tees! Which got me thinking… it’s about time Doug got a wardrobe upgrade. Doug has tons of outfits and costumes, but no band t-shirts! I thought it was only fitting – since both of his humans love music – that Doug get his very own DIY Dog Shirt!

DIY Dog Shirt

The greatest part about this DIY is that you can make a custom t-shirt for your dog (or cat) using just a baby onesie! There are tons of band baby onesies on Amazon. You can basically get a onesie for any band, from Misfits to Wu-Tang and everything in between. I wanted to stick with the classics and went with Slayer for Doug’s shirt… a standard “War Ensemble” (google if you don’t get my joke). Doug weighs about 8 lbs (tiny, I know), so I got him size 0-6 months. You might want to measure your dog and test out a few sizes to figure out the best fit. You can also find a ton of fun, inexpensive onesies at Target.

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How to Make a Dog Shirt

To get started, fold the onesie in half (lengthwise). Cut straight across, just above where the leg seams are. You can try it on your dog to see if it needs to be shortened. There’s no need to hem the bottom, unless you want to whip out your sewing machine and give it a finished edge. I like having a raw hem because it gives it more of a “band tee” look.

How cute does Doug look!? He also recently got a pretty fancy new bed. I love that it looks like a super glam mini couch. He’s definitely sleeping in style with his faux fur rug too! You can shop some of my other favorite dog beds here.

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35 Comments

  • Reply
    Madeline
    August 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Who says punk rock can’t be adorable

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:36 am

      no one!

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    Giovanna S.
    August 22, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I’m definitely going to try this on my two Labrador Retrievers!❤️

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:36 am

      thanks!!

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    Hannah Moulton
    August 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Definitely trying this with my puppies!!

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

      be sure to post a pic!

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    maria
    August 22, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    OMG CANT WAIT TO DO THIS

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

      thanks!!

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    Hannah
    August 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    AWESOME!!!! I might just try this out!! 🙂 (I also came from insta and saw your post on there, soooo cute!!)

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

      thanks!

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    Karla Luna
    August 22, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    The Dog shirt thing is so cute! My best friend and I are going to make a few for our dogs this weekend now, thanks for the sick idea! We love wearing band tees so I can’t wait to match with our dogs.

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Thanks! Be sure to tag me!

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    Let'sTacoBoutit
    August 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I love this, I been wanting to give my cats some band t-shirt. Can you do a diy dog charm bracelets.

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:34 am

      What do you mean!?

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    Esmeralda
    August 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I’ll be sure that my dogs will rep PTV now

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    Melissa
    August 22, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I need to make this!
    But I need a puppy first lol

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    Danielle
    August 22, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    This is so cute!! ❤️

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:34 am

      thanks!

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    Paola
    August 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    If I were a dog, I’d want you to be my dog owner

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:34 am

      haha thanks!

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    Melanie
    August 22, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I need to do this n i feel ashamed that i haven’t done this yet lol

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:34 am

      its super easy!

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    Melanie
    August 22, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I need to make this for my dog because he’s in desperate need of a cool band t-shirt ; )

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:33 am

      So many possibilities!

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    Emily
    August 23, 2017 at 8:23 am

    This is so cute! Gotta do this with my dog:)

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      Erin
      August 23, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Thanks!! So easy!

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    Elisabeth
    August 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    This is so cute! I think about making this for my dog cause I have 2 Anthrax shirts so my dog and I can walk around in partner look!

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    Grace
    August 23, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    This is literally so adorable. I adore you and your creativity

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    Mary
    August 23, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    This is awesome!!! I want a Doug of my own

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    Ana Karen
    August 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    This is so cute! My sister will love this post

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    Taylor
    August 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    My friend just got a dog I’m going to see if I can find one so I can make my sister see it smaller for her dog since he’s a baby I think it will be cute

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    Aisleen
    August 23, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Doug is an absolute pouch model!

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    Maddi
    August 23, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Doug is just part of the family!! Haha. Adore all the fun things you do and make for him.

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    Lisa Buckland
    August 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Puppy Oliver sports a new bandana every month but this month he loved his Rolling Stones Tee with his cactus bandana. Not sure who is more excited about me turning my old school emo band tees into shirts for him, me or Oli?

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    Bella
    August 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    He is so cute o my god I wanna make a band t dog shirt for my dog and every other dog ever

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