“Ruff” Life Doghouse CPVC Plans & Supplies

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You can expect lots of happy tail-wagging when you whip up this pet-sized doghouse for your 18-inch doll’s favorite furry friend!



This beginner-level PDF pattern download includes step-by-step photo instructions for building a doghouse frame from CPVC pipe, as well as pattern pieces and instructions for sewing a fabric cover and a foam-lined, removable roof, all attached using hook-and-loop tape. Additional features include a full lining and built-in fabric floor.


Project Supplies Available from Club Matilda:

Get a jump-start on your project by purchasing CPVC supplies directly from Club Matilda! Pick and choose the components you need and have them delivered right to your door. A great option for those who find it difficult to locate supplies and materials* or who prefer to skip the process of cleaning, measuring and cutting pipe. Also makes a great gift!

*Some of the supplies needed for this project are not available from Club Matilda. Click on Supplies Needed tab above for the full list of supplies needed for this project.

CPVC Fittings KitAdd On: CPVC Fittings
CPVC 1/2-inch fittings
Includes 2 TEES, 6 ELBOWS (45°), 7 ELBOWS (90°)



CPVC Project SuppliesAdd On: Pre-Cut CPVC Pipe
Includes 6 feet of 1/2-inch almond color CPVC CTS pipe, pre-cut to lengths specified in pattern

NOTE: Pre-cut pipe is prepared as ordered. Please allow 2-4 days plus shipping time for delivery. All project supplies shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Available in the U.S. & Canada only.


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– 6 feet of almond color CPVC CTS pipe – 1/2 inch (cut pieces total approximately 70 inches, not accounting for waste) (Available from Club Matilda: ADD-ON: PRE-CUT CPVC PIPE)
– CPVC 1/2-inch fittings (slip): 2 tees, 6 elbows (45°), 7 elbows (90°) (Available from Club Matilda: ADD-ON: CPVC FITTINGS)
– Optional: sandpaper (medium and fine grit), spray paint for plastic, contact cement

– 1/3 yard* fabric for doghouse (cotton, denim, canvas) *Additional yardage may be needed if matching striped or patterned fabrics.
– 1/4 yard fabric for roof (cotton, denim, canvas)
– 2/3 yard lining fabric for doghouse and roof (cotton)
– 15 1/8 inches of 3/4-inch wide hook-and-loop tape (or 30 1/4 inches of 3/8-inch wide hook-and-loop tape)
– Two 9×12-inch 6mm foam sheets
– 12 1/2 inches extra-wide double fold bias tape
– Thread

– Small handheld PVC pipe cutter, hacksaw or miter saw
– Measuring tape or yardstick
– Sewing machine
– Seam gauge

• Basic measurement
• PVC cutting using a handheld PVC pipe cutter or hand saw
• Beginner-level machine sewing

Approximately 7 1/2 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches deep by 10 1/2 inches tall (at peak). Doorway opening measures approximately 3 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches tall.

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