All you need is a yard of fabric, a bag of stuffing, and a pair of scissors, and you're on your way to making a custom pet bed! I used two different patterns for each of my beds, but you can definitely make one from just one yard in one print. I had enough left to make two more beds! Speaking of which:
Leave me an adorable picture of your pet in the comments below and I'll choose the two most squee-worthy to send handmade beds from the remaining fabrics! Deadline : end of 2011.
Step 1: Materials
Also some batting to fill it. I used less than one of these bags to fill two.
Step 2: Cut Shape
It's easiest if you cut the two layers at the same time. That way they'll be sure to line up perfectly!
First I cut the selvage edge from the fleece - it has the test printing on it.
Then I cut the fleece to half its width.
Step 3: Cut Fringe
I cut a slit every inch until it reached the ruler. This was much easier than drawing a bunch of lines first. (See picture 2)
You will end up cutting out the corner pieces. (See picture 3)
Step 4: Knot
Tie together all of the strips, leaving an opening large enough to stuff with the batting.
Step 5: Stuff
You're finished! All that's left is to introduce your pet to its new bed. Hope you both enjoy!
Step 6: One Last Thing. . .
(recipients will be chosen at random)