This is my first instructable, so i hope you will enjoy it.
I already have a store brought dog bed which my blue healer uses in our lounge room.
Yet i wanted another one beside my bed where he sleeps at night.
I had a old quilt folded on the floor for him but he would mess it up each night, it would also get a little dangerous if i needed to get up in the dark.
So this idea came from changing over our bed pillows again.
And storing the old ones that become lumpy or flat.
And i noticed that i had a little collection of them because i didn't want to throw them away.
So, I used 4 old pillows in total.
I used a sewing machine and also a needle and thread and come velcro. (later)
( You could just use a needle and thread if you don't have a sewing machine. )
Step 1: Open up the pillows.
I cut a little hole in the corner of one of old my lumpy pillows to see what it was made of first.
Very important.. (as you don't want a mess of feathers or diced up foam everywhere in the house).
If you do have feathers or diced foam, grab a storage container (those plastic ones) or plastic bag, garbage bag to empty into for reuse later.
I was lucky with all my pillows, as they had a white matting type martial.
So i pulled at the small cut , ripping down the fabrics seam and followed the line of the marital down each side. Then across pulling out the stuffing.
I ripped the cover of the old pillow all the way around the edges to give me two separate pieces of fabric.
I then folded over one of the pieces and sewed one of the short ends and then long end closed.
Leaving the other small end open for stuffing..
I pulled the stuffing that was in the pillow in half and made two equal pills.
Then getting and old broom handle (which helped)
I packed the stuffing back into the roll and sewed the end shut.
I did 4 of these for the edges and then sewing all the edges together to make one big loop.
I was thinking about making it round, but i went for a squarish design instead. (easier).