Thursday, May 24, 2012

Doggy Bed

I made this on a whim one day.I didn’t have a pattern, but fashioned it after one I saw at the pet store that was selling for $50 bucks. I simply made a circle out of felt big enough for my dog. I then had the idea to cut out the paw appliqué out of black felt to which I simply sewed onto the circle before sewing the circle seams together. I then cut out a double sided rectangular piece of fabric that I knew would encompass the circle. I left a little extra fabric at the end just in case. I stuffed the pillow lightly, then sewed the top of the rectangular fabric pieces together, then sewed the rectangular piece to the circular piece leaving just a small amount open to stuff. I stuffed it, then closed the seam by hand stitch. I then turned the circle/rectangular seam inside the bed. My dog loves it and it’s machine washable and very soft. My dog loves to sleep in it during long car trips to the beach.

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Cost...about $8 bucks. $4 for the fleece, and about $4 for the stuffing. Super fun to make!

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