Braided Tug Toy: A Simple No-sew Denim Dog Toy

Specifically, this is a tutorial for making a doggy tug toy—the kind where you hold on to one end like a handle and the dog tugs at the other end.

Materials Used: A Simple No-sew Denim Dog Toy

– Long seams – Clips – Book

Step 1: Cut up your Old Jeans

Once you’ve cut up your jeans, you want to select 3 long seams of roughly (very roughly) the same length. 

So it could be the two outside leg seams and one inseam, for example, or the inside seams from 3 different pairs of jeans. The ones I had were roughly 62"/158cm in length, and I did have one that was longer than the others.

Step 2: Clip your Seams and Start Braiding

The next step is to braid a section in the middle to form the loop or handle of our denim dog toy.

Once you have the middle section of your dog toy braided, you want to fold it at the midpoint to form the loop or handle.

Step 3: Form the Loop and Finish the Braid

When you get to the end, you will likely have one or two longer seams, but you will reach a point where you can’t really braid it any further.

Step 4: Tie the End