I was in PetSmart last week and thought I would check out the seatbelt harnesses. I found them on sale - discounted with my PetPerks and Buy One, Get One 50% off.
One problem, once I got them adjusted was being able to tell the difference. I don't want to readjust if I happen to grab the wrong one. And the puppy is way bigger than the Boxer.
I took a good look at the Duck Tape sheets and the Iron-on Vinyl that came in the box with my Explore. I didn't think the harness fabric would hold up very well with the heat from an iron so I decided to go with the Duck Tape sheet.
Since my designs were pretty basic I didn't need any transfer paper. If you were doing an intricate cut then it would be a little easier to apply.
For the Boxer profile I searched Google images to find a silhouette that I liked. I uploaded a photo into Design Space and cleaned up the edges a bit and removed the white background. I've uploaded svg files before but this was my first png file. It was pretty easy and I had watched a YouTube video by Melanie Lane a few months ago so I had a good idea of what the process would be.
Here's my image - I love the Boxer head tilt!
Here's the Boxer cut out. The only spot where it was tricky was by the ear but it was easy to smooth out once I placed it on the fabric.
I lined it up and slowly peeled it away, smoothing it out as I went so there were no bubbles or wrinkles. Wasn't too hard, the Duck Tape is thick so I think that helped.
Applied and all smoothed out. It even stuck over top of the stitched area towards the bottom.
Here are my finished harnesses. I found the goofy-looking dog on my Paper Pups cartridge, perfect for my goofy, giant puppy.
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