This bed will be loved by your cat, and, it is very easy to make! My cats were already laying on it before it was done, that shows that this is a winner! Have fun with the toys that are made from the leftover scarps and use up some of your old socks all at the same time! Have Fun!
Step 1: Materials and Equipment
You will need a few things to make this:
• 3 5” x 5’ fleece pieces in different colors
• 1 yd. of string
• Dowel rod
• Old socks (to fill the bed)
• Sewing machine
• Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler
Step 2: Preparing the Fleece
Cut the selvages and crooked edges off of the three fleece strips with the rotary cutter (or scissors, if you don’t have one). Cut each strip of fleece in half so that the pieces are shorter (not narrower), fold each in half. With the rotary cutter, cut each piece of fleece into two pieces the long direction, (so that they are narrower) not necessarily the same size. Lay them out in the order that you would like them to be, leaving out one strip of each color (you will use them for the toys).
Step 3: Putting the Fleece Together
Line up the edges of the fleece strips and pin the first two pieces together so that the edges are lined up. Sew along the pinned edge with the sewing machine with the wrong sides together using ¼ inch seam allowance. Do this for all 9 pieces. (My cats can’t wait for their new bed!!)
Step 4: Closing the Body
Cut off all of the uneven edges with the rotary cutter*. Fold the fleece in half with the wrong sides together and pin. Sew along the outside of the fleece using ¼ seam allowance. Leave a 4” opening in the seam.