Introduction: American Girl: Dog Bed

This is a dog bed for your doll's dog, or just a stuffed dog. Either way it is cute, inexpensive, and best of all, easy!

Step 1: Materials

You need:
-Fabric (one or two colors)
-Hot glue
-Sewing machine or needle and thread
-Stuffing (I'm using cotton balls)
-Cardboard
-Model (dog)
-Scissors

Step 2: Flat Part

Put your dog (or whatever you're using) on a piece of cardboard and trace the shape of the bed around it. Cut it out.

Now put the cardboard on your fabric and cut out a larger shape (rectangle in my case) then fold in 3 of the 4 sides and tape them down on the back, leave the front open!!!

***If you used a shape other than a quadrilateral then try to accommodate.

***Also if you have your glue gun available it's probably better to use that. My sister took mine and rather then wait I turned to duct tape.

Now take your stuffing and start putting it inside the front area of the bed to add a little cushioning.

Now just tape down the remaining edge.

Step 3: Other Cushion: Part One

Now take a piece of fabric that is long enough to wrap around the cushion you just made. Make sure it is AT LEAST 4" wide. Preferably more.

Fold it in half the long way (good side to good side) and sew along the edge.

Turn it inside out and then sew only one end shut.

Step 4: Other Cushion: Part Two

Take your stuffing and put it in the tube. I used a long piece of cardboard to push it all the way down to the end. Once the stuffed portion of the tube is as long as one of the short sides of your bed, then sew this section of the tube closed. (See the second picture)

Continue doing this. If you want to do only three sides of the bed like I did, then stop there. You could also do all four if you want to.

When you are done, sew the end shut and cut off the excess.

Step 5: Hot Glue

Put a line of hot glue on the larger cushion and then press down the other cushion onto it. Do this for all the sides.

Step 6: Done!

Enjoy! Thanks for reading this, if you make this I'd love to see how it turns out! I hope you liked this instructable and I hope it was helpful.

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hani80 (author)2015-01-14

Hi abby:-)
I'm Haniye and i'm 13 years old,too.i'm Iranian.where are you from?

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EverythingAbby (author)hani802015-01-20

I'm from Minnesota. :-)

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