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My dog loves to burrow into her blanket and sleep in a dog, but sometimes dog beds can be pricey, so why not make your own? The bed I made is about 16" by 16" pillow like bed. It makes a great gift for dog lovers out there.

This is what make me want to make my own: http://www.foreverhomepet.com/small-pet-bed
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Fabric, matching thread, scissors or a rotary cutter, pins and a needle, a ruler, a sewing machine (or you can hand sew it), a marker, stuffing or a pillow

Step 2: Picking Fabrics

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I choose a soft fluffy fabric great for snuggling with (even though it makes a mess). If you are using 3 different fabrics (like me) then choose which will be the pillow and what will be the blanket. I'm using the blue for my pillow and the poka-dot blue will be the top part of my blanket and the purple will be the bottom.

Step 3: Making the Blanket

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Because my fabric makes a mess I sew 2 pieces together and flip inside-out. I noticed I didn't have much of one fabric to make the blanket so I'm using 2 different scrape fabrics.the blanket I made is 17" by 12.50".
Pin it all together, then sew it all together leaving one side open to be flipped inside out.
Tie off the treads trim the extra fabric.

Tip* You don't need to sew the opening the to the blanket it'll be sewed closed later on.

Step 4: Pinning the Pillow

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Trace a 16" by 16" square leaving seam allowance.
Take the blanket and place in the inside of the pillow case (the outside of the pillow) make sure to line up the blanket with the pillow pieces then pin together.

Step 5: Sewing everything together

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Pin the pillows s blanket together. It's easier to sew the opening closed where there is no blanket part. (Look at the 2nd picture for reference.) Don't forget to turn the fabric at every corner. Once it's at the last corner tie the loose threads and cut off the extra fabric.

Step 6: Stuffing

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Stuff till your please with the outcome.

Step 7: Finishing Touches

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Pin the fabric like in the pictures.
maessy5 months ago

How about finding a pillow the size you want for your pet and making the whole cover and snuggle blanket like a fancy pillow cover. Then you can unzip or unvelco it and wash it when needed?

:3 i like it