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Thread: Small Pet Bed

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    Cool Small Pet Bed

    I saw this on an email that my mother in law send to me. I decided to make a couple of these for my cats. It can also be big enough for a dog too. I took the biggest sweater I could find and did some sewing and stuffing. I used scraps of material and poly fill. Make sure you stuff the arms well so they can be stiff enough to stay up. My cats fight over them.
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    wow great idea, thanks. my cats would love them.

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    What a great idea! When the sweater starts to look nasty you can just go to the thrift store for a replacement. The kitty looks so comfy with pretend arms around it.

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    Thanks for sharing - that is a great idea

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    that is really adorable. what a great idea
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    Very pretty sweater and you are so creative.
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    Nifty idea!! That kitty is saying, "Enough already, it's naptime!"
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    what a neat idea, thanks for sharing!

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    Hi, that's really cute. Did you sew the body and the arms together? and did you stuff the body as well? I have a beagle, I think she would love to have one like that also. She has a couple of store bought beds, she likes them. But the minute I put any of my clothes on the bed, she is laying right on top of them, or makes them into a ball before she lays down.

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    What I did was, I sew from the arm pits of the sweater around the collar area to the other side of the armpit area and made sort of circle which includes the arms. I stuff from the arms all the way around the collar are and arms then stitch the arms at the wrist area. The I stuff the chest area of the sweater real good then I stitched the bottom of the sweater. With a big needle I sew the bottom and all around the chest of the sweater to the bottom of the arms. Which makes a nice circle when sewn together. Your beagle will love it. Use something you have worn. It will have your smell and she will be happy.

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    Thank you, I will look for the biggest sweater that I can find. May be a sweat shirt? I have some pretty big ones.

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    I love it.
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    I sw something similar somewhere in cyberspace. I want to make one for my minpin and my Mom's dog's. They all love to burrow and I thought they'd like this style.
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    Think I am heading for the thrift store today.
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    That looks like my favorite sweater I used to have in high school. Your cat looks very happy. I bet I could find a man's size sweater to accommodate my 24 lb cat, or one big enough to fit two cats together, as they tend to do that too.
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    That is so, so adorable. I'll have to make one for my kitty.
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    Red face

    I found the sweater with Kittys on it for a $1.00 the cats fight over it. I made two. I also have a cat that is about 24 pounds and he fits in this pink on with no problem.

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    I think I'll make one out of a flannel shirt, my dog has a crooked thumb claw that could snag in the sweater holes. even better we have 4 dogs, 3 are BIG so I will have to sew two shirts together, bottoms and cuffs together, might look like a pool when I get done LOL
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    WOW...great idea....My little schnauzers would love it....

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    Thanks!!! This is a great idea my closet is cleaner and the batting and fabric scraps are used up. It also made the dog and cat happy.
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