This pattern is being shared in hopes
that all dachsies that find themselves with sore, red,
and bruised bottoms will have a nice soft cushy
If your doxie scoots frog-like, it
a BumPad. See Clark scoot. Click the video for large
size viewing or to leave a comment
/ Teckel Decke / Dachsie
Pattern is for a 17 lbs dachshund with 14"
low-rise waist, 3" inside thigh to thigh.
Time: approx 1.5 hours from cutting to
finished project (does not include time to
1/2 yard of soft, synthetic fabric that
will take the wear & tear of scooting and be
as friction free as possible. Suggested: light
to medium weight rip stop nylon, flag cloth
2 pieces of 8" x 8" lofty fleece to use as a
Matching thread, safety pin
I developed this pattern because Clark was
getting burns on his rear
end from scooting on the floor and area rugs.
I was also aghast at the sound of his boney butt
bumping on the floor
as he scooted with speed. Baby diapers just didn't
fit right and slid off.
Also didn't like the idea of him sitting in
poop-laden diapers. With this
BumPad I can express for urine or poop without
removing the garment.
Make your own pattern
Pattern is shown on a one inch square grid for
easy reproduction. Because this is a wrap
garment, it is not critical to be totally exact
in reproducing the red pattern outline.
Getting 5 measurements for your dog
1. back waist to tail.
is 4" 2. waist
Clark is 14"
3. thigh circummference.
is 8" 4. belly waist to tail.
is 6" 5. thigh to thigh.
Adjust pattern to your dog
Using inside thigh measurement #2. Adjust
pattern by moving the "place on fold" line 1/8",
1/4" more or less on the fold of the fabric.
Note: off setting 1/8" actually yields 1/4", etc
Extend or take in waist as needed according to
your dog's waist measurement #1 PLUS 2inch for
overlapping tabs. Clark's waistband is 14" + 2"
= 16" band.
Extend or take in rear tabs as needed
according to your dog's belly-waist to
back-spine-waist measurement #3. There is no
overlap for the rear tabs.
Use your adjusted pattern to cut a sample out
of cheap fabric. Test fit on dog. Further adjust
the two "tails" and the waist tabs for length.
You need only cut one piece for the test fit.
NOTE: This is a low-rise waist pattern. The
waist band will sit just in front of the thighs,
not at the belly button.
Cutting into your good fabric for the
Place your adjusted pattern on folded fabric
and cut. You will need to do this twice.
Getting ready to sew
Stack right sides (RS) together. The photo
shows two different fabrics for clarity of
Stitch length: 2.5-3.0. Sew using a 1/4 in
seam allowance around the outer edge
between the two green bars. This opening is
where you will turn the project right side out
in the next step. Pull all the tabs thru the opening. Press.all
seams to be flat.
Fold under raw openings. Press and pin
Sew 1/8" in from edge, sewing around entire of
Adding the fleece cushion
Stack the two fleece pieces one on top of
another wrong side down.
Place the inside of the garment face down on
top of the fleece.
Now you will be stitching on the outside of
the garment to secure the fleece (see white
Trim within 1/8" to 1/4" away from the
garment. Fleece does not ravel and a little bit
of extra fleece at the edge will be decorative.
The bumpad is complete!
Saftey pin to close. Use two fingers to
provide the right amount of snugness around the
waist. Guide the safety pin between your two
fingers, better to stick yourself than the dog.
/ Teckel Decke / Dachsie