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27 DIY Dog Bed Patterns
And before making your dog bed, be sure to plan out its size and shape by
considering where the bed will be placed, the size of your dog, and how your dog
likes to lie down (for instance, curled up or stretched out).
And if you want to be able to wash your dog bed, make a cover that can be easily
unzipped and removed for laundering. Just be sure to preshrink your fabric (if your
fabric is new) before making the cover.
For more durability, sew the covering for your dog bed from a heavy duty fabric
such as a cotton duck or even a heavy duty vinyl (use vinyl if you want your dog
bed to be waterproof). But if you have your heart set on a lighter weight fabric, line
it with a cotton muslin or broadcloth fabric or back it with fusible interfacing. Or for
a warmer, more cuddly feel, consider covering your dog bed with flannel or fleece.
And if you happen to have smaller scraps of fabric leftover from other sewing
projects, a patchwork design can help put those scraps to good use. Just
remember to test the fabrics first for color fastness before sewing them together.
Sew a comfy pet bed for your doggie with this collection of over twenty free diy dog
bed patterns gathered from all over the web. And not only can making your own dog
bed can be a cheap alternative to purchasing one, but you can make your project
even less expensive by using materials you already have, such as an old sweatshirt,
t-shirt, sweater, bed sheet, or blanket, and by using an old pillow for the cushion.
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