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Photo: Becca Lewis Dogs often crave a sense of purpose when they’re spending time with us as we putter around the yard or garage. If you have a helpful hound who prefers to stay within a few steps of you at all times, you can give your best bud a helpful (and adorable) job—by making them their very own tool bag. Tools and materials To make your dog a tool bag, you’ll need two shop aprons (available at most hardware stores), a sewing machine (or a needle and thread), pins, and a pair of scissors. I used a milliner’s needle, but you can also use a canvas needle or any needle made for tougher, thicker material. Make sure your thread is the heavy-duty type so it will hold up to the weight of the tools. Measure and mark To measure where your seam should go, hold one apron up to your dog with the pockets along their side and the ties for the waist of the apron facing their tail and snout. Make a mark or a fold at the center of your dog’s back to determine where your seam will go. Sew your aprons Place the two aprons, with the pocket side facing in, against each other and pin along your mark. Then, stitch the two together and turn right-side out. Two of the ties for the waist of the apron will make the front of the apron, and you can trim the other two off with your […]