For as long as we have owned dogs (almost as long as we have been married) Josh has been saying, our poor dogs need a dog bed, want to sew one? And for some reason I kept putting this project off. I tend to do that with projects that need to be sewed (like curtains).
Over the summer Emmie asked me if I’d like to sew with some of her new fabric line Geo Pop Canvas 2, and I have a couple projects to share with you. First, here’s the prettiest little dog bed. I used a tutorial by Brett Bara as the basis for this dog bed, but made a handful of changes.
I love the idea of reusing things, so I had been saving our old pillows to use as stuffing for a project. I based this dog bed off of pillow measurements so I could just stuff four old pillows in this thing!
Here’s a quick rundown of the materials I used and the dimensions to cut them.
- Cut two pieces of fabric 32 inches by 20 inches
- Cut two pieces of fabric 32 inches by 6 inches
- Cut two pieces of fabric 20 inches by 6 inches
- Cut a leather belt in half for the handle
The six inch tall pieces are your sides, the 32 x 20 is your top and bottom. I added some blue trim when sewing it all together and stitched down half a leather belt as the handle! I left a pretty large opening on one of the 20 inch sides and stuffed four pillows into the dog bed, giving it lots of cushion! Last, I hand stitched the opening closed.
Taking pictures was pretty funny. Our dog, Fern, did not want to sit still or pose for photos. The kids were a huge help and had so much fun trying to wrangle the dog into a picture!