Last week when I was making the headboard cover for my guestroom, I came into my studioffice to find this-
A sleeping kitty in the fabric and batting scraps from the headboard that I had put on the floor.
Seeing this got me to thinking that I needed to get a few new soft and snugly pet beds for the 4-legged kids in my house.
I know you know Trax as he shows up here a lot with all his shenanigans. There is also Schnitzel, Kindi, and Mittens. 2 dogs and two cats. Two of them are my oldest daughter’s – she brought Trax home after she graduated from college and Kindi from Africa. Mittens and Schnitzel have been around the longest. They are 12 and 13.
Schnitzel is a little old man who can’t see or hear anymore and lately he can’t jump high enough to get on the sofa so he can take a nap. They all like hanging out in the kitchen on an extra pillow from the sofa I placed on the floor for them. They liked it, but it didn’t look as nice as it could, so I went to JoAnns Fabrics and bought a remnant of pretty fabric that will not only look good in my kitchen this Fall, but will be soft and snugly for snoozing.
Over the weekend I sewed the fabric into a cover for the pillow. It has been occupied since I put it on the floor.
It is a little small for Kindi, but she does get herself into a tight ball and naps here sometimes, too.
Mittens – the black and white cat stays outdoors and won’t even come inside. We have a warm and snugly setup for her in the garage.
How To Make a Pet Bed
- Pillow Form – I used an extra pillow from my sofa.
- Fabric – measure pillow to determine yardage needed. My pillow was 24-inches square. I used the whole fabric remnant to make the cover. It was 27” x 52”
- Thread to match fabric
1. I kept the selvages intact – I didn’t even make finished edges.
2. I folded the fabric in half to to make sure the piece was straight. I trimmed the uneven side.
3. I laid the fabric on my worktable right side up. I then brought each side (selvages) of the fabric to the center. Where the selvages meet will be the pillow cover opening to allow me to take the cover on and off to wash. I pinned each side and sewed a seam down each.
4. I flipped it so the right side of the fabric was out and placed it over the pillow. All done.
Although, now that I have made the pet bed cover – I am sure Trax will still find any soft place to nap that he can.