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I just learned how to sew last month, solely because I wanted to make the craft fair table cover by jessyratfink and how to make "green" swifter duster covers by craftknowitall.Thank you jesyratfink and craftknowitall, this is my 3rd little project and my first sewing instructable. I have been having lots of fun. So here it goes   :)

This is my dog Charlie. She is a special little dog. I got her from the pound. She is super smart and does some cool tricks like fall to the ground and play dead when I  say "BANG !!" She gives kisses and hugs on command. I really love having her in my life. Anyway she tends to get colder then my other dogs since she is small and has less fur. So I set out to make my baby warm.I used some material that I already had on hand and reused the stuffing from my old couch cushions. Here is how I did it...


Step 1: Items you will need


a sturdy material for the bottom
a material of your choice for the top
a nice warm and snuggly material for the blanket
I will explain the size of fabric you need in the next step

a needle and thread
Velcro
tape measure
scissors and/or rotary cutter(i call it my pizza cutter, lol)
pin cushion
pins
chalk
ruler and cutting mat (if you choose to use a rotary cutter)
sewing machine (or not but it would take alot longer)
some sort of filler (I happened to have the cushions from my old couch, so I took the stuffing from that) you can use old throw pillows from your house or yard sales or even from a  thrift store. or you can buy polyester fill from craft stores or Walmart.
 
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PotterHead made it!5 months ago

I made this for a textiles award with my school. Thank you for the tutorial it was very easy to follow. I didn't make the little blanket over the top as Poppy, my dog would've eaten it. Your dog is so cute! Definitely recommend, even for beginners :)

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kbrooks31 year ago
Excellent tutorial. Thanks so much for the work you did on it.
HollyMann1 year ago
Wow this looks great. And your sewing machine setup is awesome...love it...beautiful!
danlynne07 (author)  JLucas20121 year ago
oh, did you know that if you click the "favorite' button in the top right corner of this page, you can have it saved so its ready for you to make if you decide too?
danlynne07 (author)  JLucas20121 year ago
Your welcome. I hope you have as much fun here on instructables.com as I am having.
danlynne07 (author)  JLucas20121 year ago
Thank you. :) I hope you decide to make your own and have fun in the process. I like the fact that you can make any size, color, or fabric you want.
kristaw3k1 year ago
Sooo cool! Would be great to make one for Christmas for those family (and friends) with dogs! Love it! :)
danlynne07 (author)  kristaw3k1 year ago
Thank you. Yes, that's a good idea.I will be making a few too. :)
I love the bed part. I never thought about making one that way. I will definatly make one for a throw to sit on the floor on, for grand kids. Tha would be wonderful. Thanks a lot.
danlynne07 (author)  craftknowitall1 year ago
That's a good idea. :)
dozer7891 year ago
Very nice dog bed, i am thinking of getting my sister to make me one.
danlynne07 (author)  dozer7891 year ago
Thank you. That would be nice. Please feel free to post a pic if she does. :)
i JUST realized that you have blue carpet LOL. :D wow, that thing is so cute, and i luv charlie! :D she knows that bed is hers! :)
danlynne07 (author)  kristylynn841 year ago
Lol, yes blue carpet.Thanks for noticing. ;) Yes. Charlie loves her bed.
danlynne07 (author) 1 year ago
thank you ,me too.
Looks like a very comfy doggie bed! I love how the outside and inside are section off from each other!