As a dog mom to two, large, bully breed dogs, we go through dog beds. Most that I have found that are affordable are made of cheap fabrics and fiber fill and just don’t last. One of our babies is only 7 months and still chews a good bit so I can’t bring myself to invest in one of the really nice ones just yet, so when he ripped a hole in one of our throw blankets inspiration struck! It’s one of those double thick fleece and Sherpa blankets, and Sherpa makes my skin crawl so it has been his blanket for a minute, but once something gets a hole in it he will shred it! So this is my solution! Use the blanket to make dog beds! Yes BEDS! I can make 3-4 beds with this blanket and some fiber fill from his old bed and a few old throw pillows, out of pocket cost $0! Win!
Easy Large Dog Bed
Here’s my supplies! Damages blanket and the stuffing from an old dog bed, I would pick up the filling and put it in the is basket as I found it figuring I could repair his current bed once he was done pulling the stuffing out, haha!
I folded the blanket in half twice and cut it folded! Since it’s just a dog bed perfection isn’t needed! It took some time since the fabric is so thick!
Once it was cute I laid it out on the bed to see the size compared to my
babies. They like to snuggle, but I don’t think this bed will be big enough for both, but I had plenty of material to make another!
I set the tension to the middle and chose a longer straight stitch to see my sides
Pin around the 2 open sides! Since this was already a double layer blanket half the work is already done for us!
I did measure to make sure my straight pins were pretty straight from the hem on the sewed side, since my cut was less than perfect this helped to get a pretty even shaped pillow!
Once it’s stitched turn it right side out and stuff with fiber fill!
Once it’s stuffed roll in the hem around the opening, I throw mine back on the sewing machine to close the hole but you could hand stitch just as easily!
Fluff and flop! I think he approves! I wonder how long before he eats this one! Haha! I just love my fur babies! This project would be just as easy to complete if you had to buy supplies, and honestly probably would still save money on dog beds! A bed this size, 28x32 with this high quality fleece and Sherpa would probably be at least $30 at TJ Max, but this blanket probably ran me $18 over 4 years ago, and would make 4 large dog beds! Also a nice way to make them look a little more high end and better match to your home decor also!
Probably not large enough to snuggle so I’m gonna head back to the sewing machine to see up a second one! It’s almost fire place season and my sweet girl likes to roast on her pillows! Hope you all area having a winder weekend! Until next time, happy crafting!