This bed is based on the many cushion bed on the market. However none of them have geeky fabric on them. This is an example of one of the many cushion dog beds on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Linens-Limited-Brown-Extra-Large/dp/B008AWGD56/ref=pd_sim_kh_3
This bed is superior to some basket style beds because it conforms to the shape of the dog and makes them feel safe.
Step 1: What You Will Need
Bedsheets - or any fabric with the pattern or texture that you like. So long as it is washable.
Sewing machine - not mandatory but it speeds up the process.
Pillowcase - for measuring.
Step 2: Empty the Pillows
Do the same with the other pillow.
Step 3: Prepare for Sewing
Turn one of the pillows inside out and place the other pillow inside it so the open edges line up. Also make sure the seams at either end of the openings line up too.
Step 4: Sew Around the Open Edge
Make sure your top and bottom edges are lined up before you sew them otherwise there will be a twist in your dog bed.
Next pull the inner pillow out of the outer pillow. Then turn the whole thing inside out through the hole you left, so the seam you just sewed is on the inside.
Step 5: Stuff the Dog Bed
At this stage your bed will look very lumpy so you now need to plump the pillow until it looks comfy. Make sure there is stuffing in the corners.
Step 6: Sew the Hole Closed
Yes, it is a bit of a struggle to do with all that stuffing in the way.
Step 7: Cut Out the Pillow Case
Step 8: Cut Out the Pillow Case
Before cutting up the long side of the pillowcase you need to make an overlap so the bed cover will close.
I did this by making the front side of the bed cover about 7-8inches longer than the length I had measured using the pillowcase. This is shown in the picture.
Step 9: Sewing the Pillowcase
Sew down the open side right to the bottom.
Step 10: Hem the Raw Edges
Step 11: Finished!
Pixel approves of her new bed. :-)