Introduction: How to Make a (no-sew) Pet Bed

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When my boyfriend and I were in Kentucky, his mom gave me a boat load of fabric. She gave me three or so yards of this awesome, fuzzy, purple, cheetah-print which I thought would be perfect for a cat bed! I made it for my friend's cats and one of them actually liked it... Unlike the other cat, but that's okay. :)
Here's how I made it and how you can make it too:

Step 1: Cutting the Pieces

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Cut out two pieces of your fuzzy fabric way bigger than you think you'll need. My pieces were 30" x 17" and I thought that would be way too big, but I definitely could have gone larger. You'll also need a significant amount of poly-fil and a pair of scissors.

Step 2: Cutting the Strips

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Place the pieces wrong sides together and cut slits all the way around. Also cut a square out of the corners, like the picture below. You'll want your strips to be 1" apart and at least 4" long, but probably longer.

Step 3: Tying the Strips

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Tie the strips almost all the way around, but make sure to leave a few untied.

Step 4: Stuffing

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Stuff with some poly-fil and tie the rest of the strips together. I didn't stuff it all the way just because I figured a cat would be more comfortable with a little dip/well in the center of the pet bed.

Step 5: Finished!

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Now all you have to do is put a cat on it!

Comments

MissEnchanting (author)2016-09-11

I so loooooooooooooooooooooooove this! Not that Lynxx doesn't have enough stuff as is...but you know :)

Cat momma's go Kitty crazy!

gunfire (author)2014-07-20

why am I leaving a few strips untied. How many is a few?. Everything the same if I don't stuff

GuineaPigKitKat (author)gunfire2016-09-01

you leave a few strips untied because the strips are like the sewing part of this. You leave a little opn so you can get the stuffing in. Oh, and if you don't stuff it, its not much of a cushion, just a cloth on the floor.

danni930 (author)2016-02-11

How much fabric would you need for a large dog??? Also how much bigger would you have used for a cat bed....

elewis03 (author)danni9302016-02-12

Probably at least two yards. The strips shrink it down significantly.

derf098 (author)2014-08-15

Thanks this is awesome I made one for my buns

gunfire (author)2014-07-20

look up Comfort for Critters. The lady collect blankets made and send them all

over the country. Crochette knit and no sew fleeces. Look for inspiration

atomiclizard (author)2014-04-30

I thought this was an Ible on how to make your cat's face look like Gene Simmons but then I saw the easy-to-follow cat bed instructions! So you get my vote. For the bed...and Kiss-Cat.

jogene1 (author)2014-03-25

I want to make this for my cat. when you say "tie", are you using the slits you cut tied inyo each other?

elewis03 (author)jogene12014-03-25

Yup. Just tie the strips together.

tpatten-scheinost (author)2014-03-24

this is great!! thanks for posting it.

eyouel (author)2014-03-23

Just have to say, your cat is awesome

behindblueyez (author)2014-03-20

Oh look!!!! A kitty!!!!!

Oh my gosh, those cats are adorable! The one in the first picture looks like it's smiling about it's new bed!

Abigail02 (author)2014-03-20

Sweet! Thanks for the ible!

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