Dogs are just like family in our home, and we want them to feel comfortable and at ease.
One thing our boy Bruno loves is his crate with a nice home made doggie bed. In the past, I’ve made him beds with cedar chips, poly-fill, and an old blanket.
I like recycling or re-using things that I already have in the house. Old pillows are a great source for poly-fill for our furry friends.
Also blankets, pillow cases, and old clothing would make great supplies for a DIY Doggie Bed.
Our dog Bruno was was due for a new doggie bed and we had an old hoodie that doesn’t fit anyone I know.
He plays and digs a “nest” on his bed and ends up ripping holes in them. His living room bed had to be thrown away due to it just being so tattered.
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We thought this old hoodie would be a perfect doggie bed!
- First cut off the hood. (Save the hood for a later project).
- Turn the hoodie inside out.
- Sew the ends of the sleeves closed and the base of the hoodie.
- Turn the hoodie back to outside out.
- Draw a line from armpit to armpit on the back and the front on hoodie.
- Sew up the inside of the arms from the tips of the sleeves up to the armpits.
- Stuff the arms of the hoodie and the bottom portion of the bed under the armpit line. (To see what it will look like, I added all the stuffing for the whole bed and then took out what would be in the top portion.)
- Take out the stuffing for the top of the bed. (Bruno had to try it out.)
- Stitch across the line you drew and match it to the line on the back.
- Stuff the left over stuffing back into the top.
- Bring the shoulders of the neckline together and sew up the collar.
Finished Hoodie Doggie Bed.