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    pet beds

    I know we all like our pets have any of you made them beds?? I have a very large dog and want to make him a bed any suggestions????????????

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    I've seen some made from fleece but never made one. maybe make the bed out of muslin and fill with cedar chips then make the cover removable to wash?

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    ​Someone posted a link to pet beds made from fleece with a tied edge. They were large circles and turned out really cute. Sorry I don't remember who showed them about a year ago?

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    I have ''made'' pet beds from the thick foam that you buy at Joanns. Measure the space and have them cut it in the store, then use a heavy duck type cloth and make a pillowcase type cover for it....make several as they need to be washed often. Or, you can buy a nice baby mattress ( if you have an older dog who has wet accidents ) and make the same type of pillowcase cover. The cost will be about the same as the foam but way less than the ''fancy'' beds from the pet store!!!!

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    I make them for the humane society. I try to use blue jean material as wears much better or some duck material type thing. I stuff them with 100% cotton scraps. Using a pillowcase style , stuff and sew the open end. Nothing fancy, the fleece one sounds nice.

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    If your dog is well past the chewing stage.......before my dog Stitches had ACL repair, I took a piece of the egg crate foam twin mattress topper and doubled it over. I then took polar fleece and sewed an "envelope" of sorts, with the flap on the side. I closed the flap with velcro, making it relatively easy to remove the cover for frequent washing. He loved it , it was comfortable on his joints, and it wore well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbee3 View Post
    I know we all like our pets have any of you made them beds?? I have a very large dog and want to make him a bed any suggestions????????????
    Here's a link for sewing your own pet bed.

    http://sewing.about.com/od/freeproje...og-Pet-Bed.htm

    I have made the smaller version. If I get too large, it gets kind of difficult to sew on my machine.
    I made several of these pet beds for the local animal shelter.

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    I have made 3-4 in the past. I have bought a couple of large dog beds at Costco and
    made new slip covers when the old ones wear out. I buy 2 yards of upholstery fabric on sale at Joanns fold it in half and sew the side and one end up and sew a heavy duty zipper into the other end. They work great and the dog's seem to enjoy them. it's nice to be able to unzip them and wash the cover when the get dirty.
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    for a very large dog I'd just get a baby matress and use sheets to cover it.

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    I was looking for a pattern for pet beds last month, & found lots. On utube, on weallsew.com, on about.com & other places too. I'm not on my machine, so I can't post the urls...

    but here's one: http://tipnut.com/pet-beds/ ** 15 different free ideas here
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    http://weallsew.com/?s=pet+beds * no pattern here just a description

    here's another real nice one: http://fabyoubliss.com/2012/04/19/do...-bed-for-them/
    Last edited by mindless; 12-25-2012 at 08:24 PM.

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