Begginners Guide to Pet Play – How to get into Pet Space

Begginners Guide to Pet Play – How to get into Pet Space

Photo by akiba kameko

First of all, what is pet space?

Pet space is a flavour of subspace like the “rope high” or “little space”. 

Subspace is a broad umbrella term for the endorphin rush experienced by the s-type or bottom during a BDSM scene. 

Tops also experience this endorphin rush but that is a whole other post.


You wont hit a subspace or pet space every time you play. You don’t need to hit subspace to play nor do you need to hit it to be a “good”™ submissive. 

The Key to hitting Pet Space

(or atleast increasing your chances)




Whatever you want to call them, these are the easiest way to signal to your (or your pets) brain that it is a good time to shift gears into pet space.

Our brains are really amazing in this way. They process so much information all the time that they create shortcuts (like computer keyboards) to keep up. We can hack into this system and create our own shortcuts to achieve whatever we want.

This has been life changing for both my kink and vanilla life. 

Like our computer keyboards

Ctrl + B = Bold Font

Lo Fi music + Rope + rope bunny = Rope space (for my owner)

Pet gear + soft things = Pet space (for me)

When using this system the more ques/rituals/patterns (specific to your pet space) you give your brain to create shortcuts the easier it will be for your brain to learn and remember them.

As an example for how you can use these cues and patterns this is 

How I get into Pet space with my Owner 

Before getting into pet space it is important for me to be relaxed so I will often shower and change before any scene. It’s also important to check in that we are both in the physical and mental state to play and to reaffirm consent for play (this is really important to my Owner and has over time become really important for me to relax into any kind of subspace)

When these needs have been met for both of us my Owner will usually have me sit on the floor/bed and start off by helping me put on my pet gear. 

Putting on my pet gear has become a ritual of sorts between the two of us which goes something like this 

First I’ll put on my knee pads (safety first)

Then I need to Sit Pretty so he can put on my ears – which I always end up adjusting

After my ears have been appropriately fussed over it’s Paws Up and he will put on either my paw gloves or mitts. 

Then Ears Down to put on my collar

And Finally Tail up to insert my tail

This little ritual goes alongside a lot – and I mean a lot of praise, pats and scritches.

As well as this ritual we also make use of movement and speech restrictions (I am expected to be on all fours and I can only make cat noises during scenes – unless otherwise instructed) 

I am also only referred to as kitten during these scenes and my Owner has this voice in pet scenes that just makes me melt into a puddle of cat girl goo.

This works for both me and my owner – But this isn’t going to work for everyone so here is 

A list of ideas you can try

  • Pet names – Call your pet by a specific name during pet play such as kitten/pup or ‘name’ your pet (one of my partners pet side went by sapphire)
  • Pet play gear eg Collars or harnesses, Ears, tails, Mitts etc.
  • Pet play specific foods and or treats (having these for your pet play can also work as incentive if/when you decide to train your pet – two for one!)
  • Toys! I personally am obsessed with the ones that make noises – squeaker’s, crinkles… bells!
  • Have safe spot set up for your pet this can be a cage, pet bed or even just a pile of pillows and blankets on the floor
  • Use a start and/or finish phrase to begin and end your scenes – “Id like to play with my Pet now please” “does my pet want to come out and play with me?”
  • Patting your pet like would do to a kitten, pup, fox, horse etc.
  • Use pet play command words – once you’ve trained your pet going through a few at the start of a scene is a great cue. Here is a post on Pup Training and Kitten Training.


  • I find pet play specific rules and protocols help me to maintain my pet space
  • Movement restriction – only being allowed to crawl on all fours, no use of fingers/hands (mitts can be helpful to enforce this rule)
  • Speech restrictions – no or little human speech, only allowed to communicate through animal noises etc
  • No pets on the furniture
  • Pets can only eat from bowls or when their owner hand feeds them
  • Pets can not open doors – if they want to get into areas of the house they have to beg

For more links check out

Submissive guide

Stray wolf’s tumblr

Evie Lupin

Crafty Critters – I dyed my Rope!

Crafty Critters – I dyed my Rope!

I’m so excited about this project – I just had to share!

I made a new kinky friend through my holiday travels and her entire BDSM toy bag is pastel pink – including her rope.

Combine this with my newest obsession of what my Owner affectionately calls “Bimbo’ pink

I just had to dye my rope.

I was very good and did my research before I got over-excited and found a tutorial on Rope Connections. Which I followed pretty much to the letter. 

What I used

  • 2x 8m lengths of Jute 
  • 2x 4m lengths of Jute
  • 1x Packet of Rit Fuchsia All purpose Dye
  • 1 cup of salt 
  • Heavy duty thread
  • Scissors
  • A bucket
  • Stock pot

What I did 

Before anything I whipped the ends of my rope. 

Whipping is when you knot/wrap a thin twine around the end of your rope to prevent it from fraying. 

This is totally optional

I chose to whip the ends of my rope because I hate getting pinched by knotted ends as they are pulled through ties. And I unfortunately have an amazing talent to constantly get pinched by knotted ends of rope…

Other reasons for choosing whipped ends are that it looks pretty and that my rope top is comfortable tying rope with whipped ends (I checked). 

To whip my rope I just followed this video!

Onto the dying process!

Rope Soup

As Rope Connections recommended I boiled my rope

Rope Soup!

The small rope kit I have was gifted to me by a teacher from the local rope group and he treated it in his own secret ways.

I figured a good soak would hopefully remove any oils or wax that might prevent the dye from working properly. 

An hour later I found that I had definitely made the right choice. The mix of oils, dust and sweat made for a… funky broth at best.

Needless to say I rinsed my rope a few more times after that …

Dye Bath

After detangling my rope I wound it up into loose coils like Rope Connections suggested and placed it into the dye bath (made according to the packet’s instructions). And spent the next 30 minutes feeling like witch stirring my concoctions – It was pretty fun

I then left it overnight

And the next night

And the next three nights after that because I got busy…

Eventually I got back to my rope project and drained the dye bath.

My rope was red.. Wine red. Not quite the vibe I was looking for. 

I self soothed by yet again re reading rope connections tutorial

It was fine it would lighten... right?

Drying my rope 

After running my rope through a cold gentle machine wash (no soap!) I set to drying my rope 

So unlike every rigger in existence I don’t have rafters where I live 

and even if I did I don’t think I’d be tall enough to use them!

The tutorial said rope needs to be dried under tension so it doesn’t go all weird 

So that rope was going to be dried under tension one way or the other!

That way ended up being a metal drying rack for laundry 

Drying my rope

It didn’t look as cool as the Rope Connections drying method but it worked! 

and I feel like it’s a little more stealthy if the family decides to pop around for a surprise visit

Treating my Rope

After all this effort it was finally time to finish off this little project. It was highly encouraged to finish off dying your rope with an oil treatment – with some further reading I found that this was most often jojoba oil. 

Which got me thinking.. 

I’m a bit of a skin care nut and one of my regulars is a jojoba and rose oil mix – it smells amazing and it makes my skin feel amazing. I just love it to pieces. 

What could be more personalised that rope that smells like me?

So I used my skin care oils to treat my rope and it worked so well!

My rope is all shiny and smells so nice!

Some things I learnt during this project

If you choose to whip your rope – cut the knots off before you dye it! Otherwise your ends will look a little bit like this 

I had intended to follow Rope Connection’s advice on untwisting and dip dying your rope section by section prior to soaking it (so the inside of the rope is dyed as well instead of staying brown) but I got blisters about one length in and gave up.

If you can get a friend to help and follow his advice! 

The brown flecks are a real let down after all the work it takes to dye your rope.

I plan on getting some help to re-dye my rope set as soon as I can!

The Finished Project

My rope!

All in all I am so pleased with how this project came out!

Puppy play position Training

Puppy play position Training

Frannie, puppy play in the backyard by Elmo Love

Recently I had a conversation with a fellow kinky friend who had recently discovered puppy play – and had been having a lot of fun with it!

She asked me for some advice on training in her pup space and I was honestly a bit stumped. I’d seen pups train and play at previous parties but being a kitten I’d never thought about puppy training before.

So we bounced around some ideas and it inspired me to do some research and create this post for any other pups out there who are starting out on there puppy training!


How to do it 

Get yourself into a comfortable kneeling position and sit back on your feet. Put your hands firmly on the floor (wherever and however works best for you) and look up at your Owner – adoringly of course


  • A great Foundation skill for other commands
  • Keep your pup in one place!
  • A good position to put on or remove gear for your pup (collars, ears, leashes etc)
  • Get and focus your pups attention on you 


How to do it

This command usually follows a position command – like sit. 

Hold whatever position you were in at the time of this command until a new command or pats are given (because pats are far too exciting to stay still for lets be real here!)

As a pup if you struggle to stay still for long periods of time try wagging your tail as a way to burn some of that energy whilst still obeying your owner.


  • Helps your pup to not break positions such as sit or down. 
  • Keeps them out of trouble!
  • Acts as a form of mental bondage


How to do it

From whatever position or place your are get down as low as you can ie. if you are on furniture get off the furniture and onto the floor, if you are already on the floor simply lie down in whatever position is comfortable or preferred by your Owner. Some pups I know (and adore!) tend to roll straight onto their backs in preparation for their reward tummy scritches


  • Help calm your pup 
  • Keep them out of trouble in excitable or new situations
  • Allow yourself to catch up with friends without tangled in your pups leash or have them go missing
  • Can act as a mental form of Bondage
  • A nice option to wind down a scene


How to do it 

Go to and/or follow your owner.


  • Calling your pup to you
  • Following up with other commands such as sit or heel to keep them close to you
  • A key strategy in mischief prevention!


How to do it 

When your Owner is walking 

Crawl at your Owners preferred side and try keep your shoulder in line with their leg – this keeps you close to your owner without getting under their feet

When your owner is still 

When your owner is still this is an opportunity to rest your knees (especially in longer pet scenes!) by getting into your ‘Sit’ position at your owners side

For cuddly pets! –  rest your head on their leg and snag some extra pats


  • Keep your pet close to you as you move around – ( a great command for busy kink events)
  • Keep your pet from getting under your feet while you walk
  • Can be used alongside leash training or as an off leash command.


How to do it 

Get into your “sit” position and raise both paws up to your shoulders. Give your owner your best puppy dog eyes and then whine (trust me it works almost every time)


  • This is a fun way to draw attention to and deepen the sense of your power dynamic
  • Feeding your pet treats (or ‘treats’)

Roll over

How to do it 

Lie down if you aren’t lying down already and roll yourself completely over (or if thats uncomfy you can just roll from side to side)


  • Playing
  • Tummy rubs or tickles
  •  It’s just So Cute

A tip for Tops

I Highly recommend making little changes to your pups positions – You can base this off what you find visually pleasing, what kind of pup you want your pet to be (guard dog, show dog, lap dog etc).

For me being able to execute a position exactly to my Owners liking deepens the intimacy of our power dynamic – which I love.

Lil Succubuss

5 ways to wear ribbon tails

5 ways to wear ribbon tails

Here are my five favourite ways to wear tails for pet play!

With pros and cons of course

#1 Plugs


  • You can ‘feel’ your tail when its being touched
  • Your owner helping to put your tail is really hot 


  • When your tail gets pulled (ouch)
  • Restricts your clothing options
  • Definatly not fun if you don’t enjoy anal simulation

#2 Harness


  • Can be worn under or over anything
  • It’s a more realistic placement for a tail


  • Buying more specialised gear for pet play can be expensive.

#3 Belt Loops


  • All you need is bottoms with belt loops
  • Works for a range of personal styles
  • Like the harness it gives a more realistic tail placement


  • Restricts what types of clothing you can to wear
  • Restricts access to your pet

#4 Safety Pinned


  • Can be pinned to any clothing item
  • It looks so cute pinned to the underside of skirts!


  • Safety pins can look super obvious
  • You can stab yourself
  • Only works if your wearing clothes

#5 Around your waist


  • Can be done under or over clothing
  • You can choose how high or low you want your tail to be


  • The tie can easily be pulled loose when playing,
  • It can look odd depending on placement/outfit/etc


What is kitten play?

What is kitten play?

Kitten Play is a type of pet play where the “pet” takes on the role of a cat and their partner (if they have one) usually acts as their owner

Unlike Puppy or Pony play, the Kitten Play community began developing online in the late 90’s – so kitten play is still pretty new!

In this post we will look at;

  • Types of Kittens
  • Types of Tops
  • Activities
  • Gear
  • Where to find out more

Types of Kittens

Domesticated – Kittens with a submissive and affectionate nature.

Stray – A kitten that does not have an owner/partner.

Feral – A kitten who is not submissive in nature. Feral kittens tend to be more bratty and sometimes dominant within scenes

Types of Tops

Unlike pony and puppy play Kitten Play has… less defined roles when it comes to Tops… so I’m just going to show you my understanding of tops in kitten play

Master/Mistress – I have often seen this used when people pet play interlinks closely with other D/s dynamics or in those who enjoy the more old guard flavor of BDSM

Owner – A person who owns and cares for their kitten.

Keeper – A person who cares for a kitten or kittens. From what I have seen those who use this name usually have more of a focus on a caregiver-ish dynamic.


Training – Training most often includes position training. Your kitten can also be taught to perform tricks and walk on a leash.

Naps – Cat naps ♡.♡ I mean is there anything better for a kitten? 

Play – Playing! Whether is 18+ play or a ball of yarn, playing with your kitten is key to burning off all that extra energy (and preventing the mischief that seems to follow over energetic kittens)

Grooming – Grooming can cover a range of activities like; patting your kitten while you are relaxing together, brushing or playing with their hair, massages or, if you’re brave enough, baths! Most grooming activities are a great way to bond.

Kitten Play Gear

Ears – For many ears are an important identifier of being a kitten and a signal that kitten time is starting or ending. With ears being available in clips or headbands, faux fur or metal. There are as many styles as you can possibly imagine! 

Tails – Tails can also be used as signals or identifiers of a kittens head space. They come in as many styles as ears and attaching tails can ben  managed in various (and fun) ways.

Collars – Tug proof ribbon collars are most often seen in Kitten play but any and all types of collars are used depending on the kitten. Collars can be as part of a collaring ceremony (like a wedding band) or as a symbol that the kitten is a kitten. again, It’s all up to the person (or kitten) who is wearing the collar.

Paws – Using mitts can take away the kittens ability to use their fingers and/or hands – adding to their pet space or acting as a form of bondage. 
Knee Pads – Knee pads!! I have recently been reminded how much knee injuries suck. If you like to crawl in your pet space please please please protect your knees and always use knee pads!

Where to find out more

Blogs like kitten and the chateau

Youtubers such as screamkiwi and of course Evie Lupin

Online communities on Instagram and Fetlife are awesome to make connections with other kittens

Photo by WIDEANGLE@108dB

What is Puppy Play

What is Puppy Play

Puppy Play is a type of pet play where the “pet” takes on the role of a canine and their partner (if they have one) often takes on the role of an owner/trainer/handler

Puppy play as we know it began in the leather community after the 2nd world war.

Now days puppy play has become hugely popular within BDSM communities!

In this post we will look at;

  • Types of Pups
  • Types of Humans
  • Activities
  • Gear
  • Where to find out more

Types of Pups

Some common puppy types pet players identify with are:

Puppies – Puppies are the over excitable, playful and super enthusiastic puppy player.

 Puppies or pups is also used as an umbrella name for puppy player.

Strays – Pups who are not collared or do not have an owner/trainer/handler

Alphas – Alpha’s tend to be the top dogs around the other pups. Alphas can take a leadership role within packs or at community events 

Sometimes they will even exert this dominance over their humans as well. 

Show Dogs – This type of pup generally enjoys training for a purpose and showmanship. This is often to compete in competitions like obedience or agility but it can also just be for the fun of it!

Types of Humans

Handlers – those who care for and train one or more pups. This is the most common term used for humans in puppy play and can act as a blanket term if your not sure of the human/pup player dynamic.

Owners – those who “own” the pup. They are incharge of caring for their pup much like a Handler but the title itself gives off more of a power dynamic vibe

Trainers – those who teach and discipline puppy girls and boys to excel in their (or their dominants) chosen interests. 

Companions – those who interact and play with pups without necessarily being in charge of training or caring for them.


Training – Basic training often includes simple command words (sit, stay, beg), and positioning training.

Moshes – Moshes are like a big puppy play-date. these events provide a safe space for pups to play and wrestle with one another (Called moshing). Moshes are also an opportunity for handlers to spend some time socializing too!

Shows – Human pup competitions take place all over the world and can be a great opportunity to meet up and make new friends in the pup community. Competing in the shows is entirely optional and can be a ton of fun if you want to try it out!


Puppy Play gear is varied and personalized depending on you, your pup space and/or your dynamics. Gear isn’t needed to be a puppy player but it can be a fun way to express yourself!

Some common pieces of gear in Puppy Play are;

Hoods – can be used to help pups look more pup-ish or as a form of sensory deprivation. Hoods are often made of leather or rubber and come in a range of styles and colours to suit any pup!

Ears – ears can be a part of hoods or come on headbands/clips. Ears are often made with faux fur if they’re on headbands. They can be a super fun way to add to the feeling of being a pup without using a hood

Mitts – mitts can be padded or not and are mainly used to remove the pups ability to use their fingers/hands.

Harness – Harnesses can be used for aesthetic, bondage or as attachment points

Collar – collars can be aesthetic or symbolic depending on you and your dynamic

Tails – tails come in a ton of different styles to match ears, masks or whatever style you want. Tails also come with the option of being inserted or attached through harnesses, belt loops or tying around the waist depending in personal preference

Knee pads – Knee pads!! I have recently learnt how much knee injuries suck. If you like to crawl in your pup space please please please protect your knees and always use knee pads!

Where to find out more

To find out more about Puppy play check out

Blogs like Nerdy Doggo and Deviance and Desire

Evie Lupines videos

And online communities like fetlife

Photo by istolethetv


BDSM Kitten Play Training

BDSM Kitten Play Training

Paws up Kitten

Training and I had a rocky start to our relationship

I loved the idea of training and the obedience that would come with it. 

I started with position training first because the mental and physical challenge of position training was appealing 

Naturally I tried the first guide to position training I found 

… it just did not work for me

It was too serious and frankly intimidating for me

After a few false starts, I found this guide to kitten play command words by Sadistic Panther.

I highly HIGHLY reccomend checking out the link!!

And I fell in love

It was just so much more fun and playful and rewarding for both myself and my partners!

Over time my kitten play training has changed to fit my evolving D/s dynamics and identity as both a submissive and a pet

So this is what my Kitten play training looks like now


Sit pretty 

How I do it. 

In this position I kneel with my knees shoulders width apart, sitting back on my feet. 

I like to have pointed toes that meet in a V behind me, because honestly it feels pretty to me. 

My hands rest on the floor between my knees and I push my chest out to give the best view of my… assets. 

My kitten side is vain, to say the least, she loves to show off and this position combined with the praise I often get for obeying hits all the right buttons for me.


  • Grooming
  • Pats
  • Putting on/removing gear (like collars, hoods, leashes etc)
  • Getting your pets attention
  • A clear start to a scene

Tail down

How I do it

This position is a variation on sit pretty where my feet are set wider apart (legs parallel or in an M shape) and my butt is firmly on the floor. I do my best to keep my butt on the ground – to try to help remind myself to and to show my Owner that I will Stay. 


  • Keep distractable kittens in one place – atleast for a li
  • Prevent mischief – I tend to steal my owners rope when theyre trying to pack up


How I do it

This position I kneel just like in ‘Sit pretty’ but to my Owner’s right side (or wherever they indicate). If I can I will rest my head on my Owner’s lap. If I’m told ‘paws up’ in this position I will rest my ‘paws’ on their thigh. 


  • Keeping your kitten close
  • Wind down a scene
  • A form of aftercare
  • Cuddles

Belly up 

How I do it. 

In this position I lie flat on my back with both my legs and arms partially bent and held up off the floor. My hands will usually stay or return to above my shoulders because this is where they feel the most natural.


  • Playing! Dangle rope or a feather wand above your kitten
  • Bondage
  • Sensation play
  • (consensually!) Molesting your kitten

Tail up

How I do it

I kneel like in tail down and stretch out and down until my chest touches the floor. I rest my left cheek on the floor as well to prevent bumping my head/face on the floor. I either stretch my arms out above my head or tuck my hands under my shoulders depending on how I’m feeling. And arch my back so my booty is high in the air, if I’m feeling frisky this will usually end in a butt wiggle. 

Spontaneously doing this position to show my Top that I am feeling playful and happy. 


  • Encouraging a submissive mindset in your pet 
  • Impact play
  • Inserting tail plugs
  • Booty wiggles 


Paws up 

How I do it.

I curl my fingers into my palms to create little paws and bring my hands up to my shoulders, palms out.


  • Removes use of fingers and hands
  • Easy way to access hands/wrists for bondage
  • Combines well with most positions but works great with sit pretty/belly up


How I do it

To beg I stand up on my knees with my hands in the paws up position. I usually follow this up with a mew or say ‘please’ depending on my or my Owner’s mood.


  • This is a fun way to draw attention to and deepen the sense of your power dynamic
  • Feeding your pet treats
  • A way to gain enthusiastic consent for sexual play


How I do it

When given this command I crawl slowly on my hands and knees with my whole body as low to the ground as I can as if I’m stalking prey (usually in the form of a toy or my Owner). 


  • Great fun when playing hide and seek with toys
  • Allows you and others to admire your pets hunting prowess


How I do it

This command is pretty simple. I just start kneading whatever I am currently touching – as if I’m making bread. If I’m not wearing my mitts I tend to curl my fingers into the palm of my hand to knead so I don’t accidentally hurt anyone… 

Unless it’s a soft blanket because then i want to touch as much of it as humanly possible


  • Encouraging your kitten to relax 
  • A great start to cuddle time with your pet
  • Good for self soothing nerves or excess energy
  • Combines well with the companion position


How I do it

When my Owner clicks their fingers it’s the equivalent of “come here” for me and I will crawl over to them or to whenever they have indicated they want me.

 The verbal command “come” has little effect on my kitten side, clicking with verbal encouragement to “come here” gets my attention when I’m in a kitten space.


  • Get your pet where you want them
  • Following this up with the tail down position to keep them there

Leash Training

I’ve only recently started leash training with my Owner (as of a few weeks ago) and I’m so excited to see how this develops!!

How I do it

At the moment when my leash is on I treat it like a mobile companion command. 

This means that I try to stay at my Tops right side so my shoulder is in line with his leg, whether he is moving around or standing still. When he is still I like to sit down, mainly because I am a lazy pet and if I get distracted they usually manage to get my attention through clicking or a verbal command to ‘come’ or ‘follow’.


  • Have your kitten automatically follow you around
  • Keep your pet close and keep your freedom of movement
  • A physical reminder of your power exchange and your pets place

Would you or have you tried training? 

I’d really like to hear about your experiences and ideas below!


Crafty critters – DIY day collar

Crafty critters – DIY day collar

DIY pet play day collar

So the other day I was deep in the black hole of the instagram pet community and I saw this

BDSM Animal Roleplay concept

Naturally I absolutly had to make a day collar with a little bell

and I thought to myself

Make it into a cradty critters tutorial!!!

So lets get started!

Making the collar

All you will need for this part is string and scissors!

Measure the string around your neck and add about 10cm. Cut 2 of this measurement. Then cut a third piece about 4-6 times longer than your center pieces

Fold your long piece of string in half and gather your pieces together like so

Tie a simple knot

Knot 1

Fold string as shown

Pull each string gently to secure knot

If you would like a spiral braid continue to repeat knot 1

Knot 2

Knot 2 is basically a reverse of Knot 1.

For a flat braid alternate between knot 1 and 2

Now keep making knots until you have reached the desired length for your day collar

When you have a long enough braid – tie a simple knot (I like to do this twice because i feel like its more secure) and trim the excess string

Thread your double knot through the loop to close

Adding extras!

For this you will need a pair of pliers, accessories (like bells or charms) and jump rings

Bend a jump ring open

Add your chosen charm

Find the half way point in your braid

Feed ring through the mid-way point of your collar

Close ring and enjoy your new day collar!

Did you enjoy this DIY?

I’d love to see what you crafty critters have been up to so show off your creations below!


Pet Play – Building a dynamic

Pet Play – Building a dynamic

Playful kitten girl

Building a connection is hard – 

let alone a whole dynamic!!

And then add in being new to pet play or to this particular partner 

It’s definitely a challenge

But the good kind! right..?

Sadly we are all unique, individual (and often unpredictable) snowflakes

So… a step by step guide probably wont work out well  

So I’m going to talk about my experiences and what I like to do and hopefully you will be able to take the bits you enjoy and apply it to your dynamic!

In this post we will cover:

  • Common types of dynamics and relationships in Pet Play
  • Negotiations 
  • Aftercare
  • Non verbal safewording 
  • Building a bond
Crafty Critters – No-sew Clip in Bows!

Crafty Critters – No-sew Clip in Bows!

An easy DIY project for any pet to enjoy wearing and making!


First: Gather your supplies!

For a set of two bows you will need:

  • Hot Glue gun and extra glue sticks
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • 1.25 meters of ribbon (the ribbon I am using is 4 cm wide)
  • A lighter
  • Hair clips
  • Scissors
  • Candle (Optional! I just tend to burn myself more while using lighters)

Cut 2 pieces of ribbon at the following measurements

  • 20 cm
  • 15 cm
  • 12 cm
  • 5 cm

Seal the edges of ALL your ribbon using the flame from your candle or lighter so that they don’t fray.

Tip – Switch on the hot glue gun now so it can heat up.

Optional Step – Fancy Bow tails!

First take your 12 cm piece/s of ribbon and fold them in half width ways

Cut your ribbon at about a 45 degree angle

To seal try keep it loosely in half and run it past the flame (this helps to keep a crisp inner corner)

Do this of each end of the ribbon.

Fold your 20 and 15 cm pieces of ribbon in half lengthways.

I like to have the sealed edges fold over each other so I can secure the loop with a small dot of glue

Once everything is secure stack your ribbon pieces as shown

Add your 12 cm ribbon piece below and fold your ribbon pieces so they make a nice bow

(this takes a bit of trial and error)

Fold your 5 cm piece(s) into thirds

(helping hands can be really useful here!)

Take your 5 cm piece of ribbon and wrap it around your bow as tightly as possible.

Secure in a loop with a dot of hot glue.

After this your bow might look a little rumpled

That’s okay! because the 5 cm piece of ribbon is glued in a loop you can gently tug your bow back into place

Secure your hair clip to the back of your bow with some more glue and hold it in place while it cools

Admire your cute new bows!

Ways to wear them

Here they are clipped to a headband

Piper wears her bows in her hair behind her hood

Check out her instagram here

If you have any more ideas on how you can wear bows with pet gear let me know in the comments!