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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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I NEED SOME HELP

With the recent influx of mill dogs to HRI - 5 just this week - I am an desperate need of more belly bands. Is there anyone who can sew and is willing to donate belly bands for the cause?????

Or do know anyone who can sew???

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I think I have a couple I could send you Laurie...I will make sure I can find them when I get home and let you know.
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Laurie,

I'd be glad to sew some, they look very easy...I've never seen one in real life, though. Is there a pattern? Do they have pockets or something?

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I can't sew, but I've been looking for a new belly band supplier and this caught my eye. (The woman who used to make them for me recently passed away.)

Sheri, I've seen a host of them and every single person seems to make them differently. With the Havanese hair, in my opinion, the best ones have a soft flannel lining (suited for all Havs) or are made with satin (great for show coats).

If anyone is interested in sewing some for Laurie (and possible others too) here are some helpful links:

How to sew a dog belly band

Some images that might help you get some ideas on how to make them on your own

Some tips on a discussion forum
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More information on sewing your own bands at the bottom of this page.

Editing to add one more link because the long velcro strip is something I have found to be very handy on some of the designs I have: Showpaps Belly Bands These are overpriced, but nicer than a lot of others too. I used to pay $9.99 for two with shipping included.

Hopefully, someone who has some sewing ability will find these links helpful.

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Thanks, Kimberly.

Apparently pattern doesn't really matter specifically; a belly band is simply a long rectangle of fabric with a bit of padding sewn inside. Do the maxi-pads just stick in place, then, instead of also sitting inside a pocket of some sort?

So, what do the foster homes use for the GIRLS for this?

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Yes, the pads just stick by their own adhesive.

I don't know if there is a standard recommendation for the girls in foster, and perhaps Laurie can reply to this, but I have used bitch britches (can buy at most pet stores) or a baby diaper with a slit cut for the tail.
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Oh, what a clever idea to use a baby diaper for the girls!

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Hmm, it seems to be fairly easy to sew. So do I basically use e.g. cotton on the outer part and fleece on the inner side and the dog owner will just attach a maxi pad to the inner part as needed or do I sew a pad sandwiched in between the inner and outer layer? Latter would make it hard to wash and reuse them I guess. I am definitely willing to give it a try, if someone tells me appr. measurements...

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Sorry Laurie----I have them here in a pile waiting to mail them out to you! I'm sorry for the delay!

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