If your dog could use a new bed but pet store prices seem outrageous, why not make one at home? You don’t even need sewing skills to create a comfortable pillow pet bed that your dog or cat will love. By following the instructions below, you will have an attractive and comfortable pet bed in approximately one hour.
You will need:
Step 1: Fold the fleece material in half. Use the scissors to cut off the curled selvages.
Step 2: With the ruler, measure in 4 inches from each cut edge and mark lightly with the chalk.
Step 3: Cut each edge to create a fringe that is 1 inch wide and 4 inches deep.
Step 4: Use the sponge brush, fabric paint, and stencil to create a pattern or stencil the pet name onto one corner of the fabric. Let the paint dry.
Step 5: Turn the fleece material inside out and tie the fringe from the top and bottom pieces of material together, leaving an opening that is 14 inches wide.
Step 6: Turn the material right side out by pulling it through the opening. Insert one bed pillow into the opening followed by the second pillow.
Step 7: If desired, place a lavender sachet inside the cover to deter fleas and add a fresh scent. Tie the remaining top and bottom fringe pieces together and tuck these inside the cover.
Step 8: To wash the bed, untie the fringe pieces in the opening section and remove the pillows. Wash and dry the pillows and cover, reinsert the pillows into the cover, retie the fringe at the opening, and tuck it inside the cover.