One of the most overpriced things you can buy for your pet is also something that can be made from old t-shirts that are past serviceable use. Making a tug rope for your dog is so easy that the kids can do it with minimal supervision. All you’ll need are a few old shirts and a pair of scissors to make a quick tug rope that will really get your dog’s tail wagging!
Ideally, you will want to use 3 different colored shirts so that you can mix and match the shirt colors but, if you only have one shirt, you still can make a single-colored tug rope that your pup will love.
Lay a shirt out flat, making sure the front is even with the back. Just under the arm of the shirt, cut a line evenly across from one side to the other. Discard the neck of the shirt.
Using the torso of the shirt, cut off the bottom seam (optional) and measure from the bottom of the shirt to the top and divide by 3. Measure and cut 3 lengthwise strips.
Cut one side of each loop to create an even longer strip.
Once this has been done on all of the shirts, mix and match the desired colors and tie the 3 strips together on one end. You can double knot it if you like, for durability. Tightly braid all of the strips of fabric together and knot the end. Pull on the knots on each end to make sure they will hold.
This project is a great, inexpensive way to reuse something you would otherwise discard while re-purposing it into something your dog will LOVE!