This DIY Dog Bed is super easy to make with step by step instructions using pillows and fleece. It is so easy to remove and clean making this a great dog bed.
DIY Dog Bed
This DIY Dog Bed is very easy to make and you can choose any fabric that you like. Whether you are trying to match your decor or just get something cute, this is the perfect DIY.
I absolutely love that it is easy to clean making it so user friendly. The cover comes off easily so that you can wash the cover and the pillows.
This makes me feel so much better. I have never been comfortable with those dog beds that you can’t easily wash. It seems I either end up ruining it in the washer or just tossing it and buying another.
This DIY is going to save so much time and money since I can just toss the cover in the wash. If you are looking for a budget friendly and user friendly dog bed, this is the DIY for you!
We are going to show you how to make this easy washable diy dog bed!
Supplies needed for washable dog bed:
- fleece material (size info below)
- 2 king size pillows (17″ x 36″)
- sewing machine
- measuring tape
- marking pen
How to make a dog bed:
First, measure your pillows. The measurement is typically on the bag of the pillow, so it’s easiest to just read that!
One pillow measures 17″ x 36″, so two pillows will measure 34″ x 36″.
You will need a piece of fleece 36″ wide x 78″.
This measurement was determined by adding the length of 34″ for the front and 34″ for the back and adding 5″ to each end. (34″ + 34″ + 5″ + 5″). Trim the rough edges of the fleece with scissors and discard.
Measure your fabric and mark it with a marking pen. Cut the fabric to size.
Fold over the two short, 36″ ends about 1/2″ and pin. Stitch a straight stitch across each end. Trim excess thread.
Lay your fabric on a large surface and fold it, right side facing in, into a 34″ x 36″ rectangle. Your stitched ends will be in the center and they will overlap about 5″ each.
Pin each open side together and stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Trim excess thread.
Turn the cover right side out! Stuff with pillows and you’re ready to use!
To wash: follow manufacturers directions on the pillows and the fabric.
You will love being able to easily wash this dog bed. It is super easy and not a hassle at all like some beds can be.
The pillows are easy to remove and the cover isn’t difficult to remove and wash. You can also wash the pillows according to the manufacturing instructions.
You may find that the cover needs to be washed more and that can just be tossed in the wash for a quick cleaning.
How to make a dog bed without sewing:
What if you don’t sew? No problem at all! You can use iron hem tape to easily do this without any sewing.
This is a great option for those that do not sew. You can still get the same great results but without using a sewing machine.
Tips for diy dog bed:
This diy pet bed is perfect to just place on the floor. However, you can also make it to fit inside in existing dog bed or wooden crate.
Maybe you want to replace the pillow inside a dog bed but the frame is still in good condition. This is the perfect DIY to just make a new dog bed pillow for your furry friend.
We have even made extras to put in the dog crate. If you like to shop at the thrift store, you can often find pet bed frames. Grab one for a deal and just make a new pillow following these easy instructions.
We used king size pillows but if you have small dogs, use standard size pillows. This DIY is so easy to adjust and modify for what your needs are.
Give it a try! This diy is just so easy and perfect for sewers and non sewers alike. You know we keep things simple around here!
Ideas for fabric:
- Sports themed
- Fabric colors
- Dog themed
- Favorite characters
- Chevron or other popular patterns.
- Fabric to coincide with home decor.
The options are endless for these adorable DIY dog beds. You are going to have so much fun that you might want to make multiples.
We have one upstairs and another dog bed downstairs. They are so easy to make that it wasn’t any extra trouble to make 2 dog beds.
Make this DIY Dog Bed today!
This is such an easy and fun DIY. It does not take long and is practical. Your furry friend will put this to good use for sure!
We keep extra fleece on hand for fun projects like this. Whenever I see a sale or fleece marked down, I grab it from the craft store.
We also make fleece tie blankets so the fabric gets put to good use. Shopping when things are on sale allow me to do fun projects on a budget.
Another great idea is to make an extra dog bed and donate it to your local animal shelter.
Let us know once you try this and how it turns out. I can’t wait to hear about your fun projects.
Learn how to make a fleece tie blanket for the perfect afternoon DIY activity.
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