When laid flat, the blanket is big enough to lie one. When folded into itself and set on the base and the sides folded over to create a 'nest' shape.
These instructions will be pretty general so that you can customize the pet nest to suit your pets' needs.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials and Equipment
A - one piece of polar fleece approximately 36" long x 48" wide
B - two pieces of polar fleece approximately 24" x 18"
The amount of material needed depends on the size of your dog. My dog is on the small side of medium (when lying down she's about 14" long, 6" wide). I've used scrap fabric and pieced fabric together.
Step 2: Make a Tube
Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew the tube, making sure to leave a 6" opening in the side seam. You'll need this opening to turn your project rightside out.
Step 3: Marking the Centres
Using the pins, mark the centre of each side. I typically do this by folding the material in half. This saves me from measuring and doing math!
Step 4: Preparing to Close the Tube
Don't forget to remove the pins. While taking the pins out, just check the seams to make sure that all the edges are caught in the seam. If not, now is the time to fix it.
Step 5: Turn Right Side Out
Carefully turn the closed tube inside out. Start with one corner and feed that through the opening in the side seam. When the closed tube in completely right-side out, prepare to close the side seam. I typically use a zig-zag stich.