You Asked For it!
You Got It!!

I'm thrilled to say that the Dog Coat Challenge is running again!!

Starting February 20th, 2023, join an amazing group of creatives just like yourself to make the Spring Raincoat together. Connect and learn along with others while you sew a beautiful custom-fit dog coat as a love note to your furry best friend. 

You'll learn:

  • how to measure your dog
  • what fabrics to use and how much you'll need
  • how to choose the right sized pattern
  • how to customize the pattern to fit properly
  • how to sew it all together

Plus, great prizes and bonuses!

Start Any Time
Work at Your Own Pace

The Challenge launches on February 20th, 2023. But you can start whenever you want.
You can submit questions for the weekly live Q&A sessions at any time and catch the response live or on the replay.
Plus, all the tutorials and demos are recorded so you can watch them on your schedule.

Spring Dog Raincoat Challenge

Group Sew-Along Challenge

  • a printable digital pattern download
  • step-by-step PDF instructions loaded with photographs
  • access to video tutorial series (5 videos in total)

If you were to buy these separately it would cost over $60.
Join the Challenge and get all this for just

$39 (USD)


Join the Challenge and get in on these Bonuses

Bonus 1

Private Group Access

Access to a private group of other like-minded stitchers. Share and learn along with others, show off pictures of your WIPs, and connect with a community of creatives just like yourself!

Bonus 2

Weekly Live Coaching
(Value $99)

Access to live coaching sessions to get answers to your questions, advice on fitting problems, customization ideas, kudos on your accomplishments, stitching tutorials, tips & tricks, and so much more!

Bonus 3

Prizes for completion 
(Value over $40)

Access to the prize draw for those who complete their coat before the challenge is over. Just post photos of your finished dog coat in the private group and you'll be entered into the draw! 

are you ready to go from wishing you could make a dog coat to making one custom fit to your pooch?

Even if you don't have much sewing experience, I know you can do this! Through step-by-step PDF instructions, video tutorials, and live coaching sessions, I'll walk you through every step as we make a dog coat together! You'll join an AMAZING group of stitchers and help each other as you work through this challenge together!

Plus, I'll help trouble-shoot any problems you might face along the way through live Q&A sessions. And don't worry if you can't attend live. I will be recording all the live sessions so you can access them in your own time.

Sign up today and wrap your dog in LOVE!

Maybe you want to make dog coats,
but need help with...

  • how to sew (hint - all you need is a basic sewing machine)
  • finding the best materials to make water-proof coats 
  • how to measure your dog and pick the correct pattern size
  • how to grade patterns for a custom fit
  • how to work with water-resistant fabrics and thick materials
  • how to improve dog safety through clothing
  • how to sew piping and bias tape binding   
  • the best way to work with hook & loop closures for dogs
  • or simply how to just get started!
Jill Bartlett sewing water resistant dog coats

Dog Coat Sewing Challenge Schedule

Part One - March 1st
Measuring Your Dog

A proper custom-fit ensures the most comfort and best chance your dog will enjoy wearing their new coat. I'll take you through each measurement and exactly where to measure.

Part Two - March 2nd
Gathering Supplies

Now that you know how big your dog is it's time to gather your supplies. Use the fabric estimator to figure out how much fabric you'll need and get all the other accessories needed.

Part Three - March 6th
Fitting the Pattern

It's one thing to measure your dog but how do you match those measurements to a pattern? I'll walk you through a simple process to determine your pattern size and then custom fit it.

Part Four - March 13th
Sewing the Coat

Now it's time to sew the coat. We'll start by sewing on the piping cord. Then we'll add the collar. And we'll finish by attaching the lining and adding the hook and loop fastener. Maybe even add a leash opening!

Note: The lessons listed above can be taken at any time during the Challenge. Follow the schedule above or make your own schedule, working when you want, at your own pace. Watch the demonstrations and Q&A sessions live or via the recorded replays. The choice is up to you!

Top Five Reasons to Join the Cozy Coat Challenge

  1. 1
    You'll learn a new skill and show your dog how much you love them by wrapping them in a raincoat made by you
  2. 2
    You'll get a printable dog pattern plus step-by-step instructions to customize it for the perfect fit for your dog
  3. 3
    You'll learn my secrets learned from years of making and selling custom-fit dog coats sold locally and internationally
  4. 4
    You'll get access to action guides, step-by-step PDF instructions, video tutorials and live Q&A sessions 
  5. 5
    You'll connect with a community of like-minded stitchers and accountability buddies to share your wins!

Build your confidence, expertise, AND your dog's wardrobe!


Here's What People Are Saying


Really Impressed with the Patterns

I was really impressed with the patterns, and video tutorials, especially as I hadn't sewn in a very long time (amazing what you forget). Your information was easy to follow, and my raincoat was very professional looking.

G. Vandenakker

The Best-Fitted Dog Coat I Have Ever Made

This pattern was definitely the best-fitted dog coat I have made. I was able to customise the pattern pieces (with the help of Jill’s advice/tutorial) to my dog's measurements while also considering the length of my dog's body.

The step-by-step instructions are well presented and understandable via video and everything necessary is explained. On top of that great tips are provided on materials, supplies, tools etc.

Jill's patience and assistance in times of uncertainty were very helpful.

Through Jill’s warmth, patience and passion my interest in custom-designed dog apparel sewing has grown even more. I am proud to be a member of this exclusive group.

Gabriella Di Caprio

I am Proud of My Transformation

Today, I am proud of my confident transformation. I still have a lot to learn and will face new future challenges. But Jill is a special person and wonderful teacher and an inspiration to me. If you have any unanswered questions Jill is always willing to help through her experience and patience. Sewing dog wear has become my NEW passion. A dream of mine has been fulfilled and Jill has made the learning curve easier and enjoyable.

G. Di Caprio

learn at your own pace - on any device

Whether you like to learn through PDFs and audio with your mobile device propped on your sewing machine, or through step-by-step videos on your laptop, I provide maximum support to ensure your success!

this is for you if you like:

Learning & Growing

  • learning new skills 
  • building things with your own hands

Support + Community

  • COMMUNITY + support
  • accountability

You're not in this alone

You’ll have access to the Private Community where we will have live Q&A sessions where I will answer questions, help troubleshoot problems and demonstrate different techniques and methods to customize the patterns.

You’ll also be able to post your questions, add pictures of the pattern you're working on, show off your progress, and anything else that you want to share or get help with.

You'll find a wonderful community of like-minded stitchers sharing ideas, supporting one another, and growing together. A community of people just like you who want to learn new skills, feel that creative spark again, and experience the joy of building things with their own hands.

You Got ThIs - community support
Meet Jill

I am the pattern designer and educator here at Scouter Wear Club and the founder of Scouter Wear, a small boutique company that has been hand-making a full line of water-resistant dog coats, hand-knit dog sweaters and dog accessories since 2016. 

My high-quality waterproof dog coats were borne out of numerous experiments with various techniques, materials, styles, and features, and I want the opportunity to share that knowledge with you.

Before I started Scouter Wear, I owned an eLearning company for over 12 years, developing online courseware. I draw on these roots to create interactive learning that is fun and inviting for avid home stitchers who want to work with their hands and build new skills.

Jill Bartlett

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