DIY: Muddy Mutt Mitts

share saturday! yay!

This Share Saturday is inspired by a¬†great tutorial¬†for Mud Puppy Mittens¬†— I found it last night and¬†made my own muddy¬†mutt¬†mitts today and I am so glad I did!

I’m always looking for ways to keep our house in order.¬†With animal¬†family members, this can be a task — though the cats¬†are pretty OK¬†until 3AM¬†when¬†they either meow at the walls or lick our heads.

Otherwise, we have two large dogs. When it’s rainy, we have a big,¬†gross dog paw¬†towel by the back door.


So upon discovering this idea through Pinterest, I decided it was something that needed to be done in our house.

DIY Muddy Mutt Mitts

Mine is slightly different from the mitt from the above link. I sewed¬†two seams down the front of the towel [instead of one] to make two mitts. I’m giving the second mitt to my parents. You could also keep the extra mitt for when the first one’s in the laundry.

Otherwise, it’s the same¬†simple¬†procedure as the DIY Mud Puppy Mitten! Be sure to¬†check out the beautifully¬†illustrated¬†instructional there for full directions! Here’s a quick rundown of how I did mine.


  • Hand towel (Hint:¬†microfibre is highly¬†absorbent)
  • Sewing machine & thread
  • Pins
  • Ribbon
  • Rotary cutter
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat (optional, but very helpful)
pin down middle

Pin down middle where you will sew two seams straight up and down. I pinned down the sides too to keep the hand towel from shifting.

use a line as a guide if you can

Use a line in the towel as a guide to sew your seams if you can. Trim. Then move over to a second line (if available) and sew down that one. You will cut down the middle of both of these.

line up ruler between two seams

Line up ruler between two seams.

cut between two seams

Cut between two seams, so you can make two mitts! Then turn them inside out.

ribbon loop

I finally got to use some ribbon today! Make a loop, which you’ll sew into open long side corner of the towel, closing that corner and sewing slightly further down. This leaves a hole for your hand to go through to pull your dog’s muddy paw in for wiping.

muddy mutt mitt paw

Casey was hesitant but it turned out she liked it. See the hole I left for my hand to go in, and the seam¬†above (on¬†the right)? Wish the hanging ribbon was showing, but that’s what I meant above about¬†sewing down a bit further than the ribbon. ūüôā


Again, my inspiration was found here.

Simple to make yet entirely clever. And cheap or free because you may just have all the materials! Try it for yourself and be sure to let me know in the comments how it turns out.

Enjoy Saturday!

About Nikki

I've been writing since I was in kindergarten where I Crayola-markered an epic tale of a tiger and a balloon on a stack of lined papers folded into a booklet and stapled along the edge (carefully, and by my teacher). I love DIY, sewing, folksy music, animals and getting out to look at and listen to nature.
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