Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Fleece Dog Bed

Making a simple fleece dog bed is SO easy! In fact, it's so easy you could make more than one. You could have one for upstairs, downstairs and this would make a perfect dog crate pad.

Fleece Dog Bed, Over The Apple Tree

This blog post about DIY'ing a dog bed is really an excuse to show off my crazy cute puppy! His name is Frankie and he's a Jack Russel mix.

Fleece Dog Bed, Over The Apple Tree

I found this fabric remnant for sale at Walmart for a couple bucks. I whipped this together one evening while watching tv. At the time, I wasn't thinking of doing a tutorial, so I never actually measured it. You can get a piece of fleece any size you want. Remember, if you're trying to fit to the size of a crate, make sure to add a couple inches to your measurement to account for puffing up stuffing and seam allowance. My finished bed measures 21x26


You need:
2 pieces of fleece
Polyfil
Needle & thread
chalk

Cut two equal pieces of fleece. One for top, one for the bottom. Place them right side together. Sew around the outer edge, leaving a large opening. Flip the piece back right side out.

Measure and use the chalk to mark where your inner seam will go. I placed mine about 5 inches from the outer edge. If you doing a larger bed than mine, make the space wider. You need to make sure your space is big enough to fit your hand/arm into the space all the way around to the back so you can stuff it. Sew onto your chalk mark for the inner seam, leaving an opening for stuffing the center section.

Fleece Dog Bed, Over The Apple Tree

Use the Polyfil to fill the outer section first. Now fill the center section. Machine or hand sew to close the opening of the inner section.

Use more Polyfil to fill in the opening gap and hand sew to close the outer seam.


Fleece Dog Bed, Over The Apple Tree

Fleece Dog Bed, Over The Apple Tree

Fleece Dog Bed, Over The Apple Tree

Fleece Dog Bed, Over The Apple Tree

Fleece Dog Bed, Over The Apple Tree


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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the fleece dog bed tutorial - love the buffalo check fleece! I'm definitely making this bed for my granddoggie this Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration! Pinned 😊

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  2. Your puppy is so cute! Thank you for sharing the tutorial at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  3. Frankie is adorable and you can see he loves his new bed! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's...you are being featured on my blog Tuesday night!

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  4. Great project - I'll be featuring it at this week's Craftastic Link Party. I'd love if you'd add it to your party page:)

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    1. Thanks for the party and the feature Cheryl! I added you to my party list!

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