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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Doggie Craft

This Christmas I really wanted to make the Pack something homemade, from the heart.
So, while perusing the fabric store's Black Friday deals I found this.
It's a McCall's dog pattern. So cute. So easy. I'm not kiddin'... easy.
If you don't have a fabric store near you, that carries McCall's patterns, you can find this pattern here.
Just type in the key words, "dog bed."
Luckily the pattern was on sale for $.99 and the fleece was only $1.29 per/yd.!
Again, if you don't have a fabric store near you, you can easily find cheap fleece blankets just about anywhere. So, here's what I did...

Cutting out the fleece was the most tedious part but again NOT difficult. This is a no-sew pattern, so instead of binding together by sewing... you simply tie strips to strips.

The pattern suggests stuffing the bed with polyfill however, if you just use a pre-made dog bed... you can simply untie and throw it in the washer when it gets dirty. I had a heck of a time finding a round dog bed, (the fleece is cut out round,) so I just settled for a cheap square variety from Tractor Supply.

So ultimately the fit wasn't perfect, but it still looked pretty sweet and I'm pretty sure the dogs didn't mind either!

And all Christmas long there were visions of Milk Bones dancing in their heads! (Please excuse the dirty floor. Yikes!)


  1. That is furry furry khute and looks furry furry khomfy!


  2. How cute!! Now I'm on the lookout for some tartan fleece!! What a deal you got too.

    Have a great day,

  3. What a great idea. And it looks mush nicer than the old blankets we put on the floor for our dogs :)

  4. Our pup has become more of an indoor dog this winter than an outdoor dog. Maybe she needs a new bed to make her transition complete!

  5. I would like to invite you to accept the 'Stylish Blog' award, details can be found at www.sewdoggystyle.blogspot.com

    Erika and Sebastian

  6. That is super cute and looks fun and easy! Thanks for sharing the idea. And the puppy in the top photo reminds me of somepuppy I used to know. ;)

  7. Oh my gosh this is beautiful and fantastic. We have 6 beds here for 2 dogs and 2 cats... and could ALWAYS use more. Thanks for the great idea!

  8. Small dog bed accessories abound in the marketplace. Pet supply stores can have a wide variety of such items available for purchase, and blankets or pads can be customized, also. A bed frame or basket can be decorated and made to look as fancy or as splashy as the dog's human companion may desire. Be sure to use non-toxic materials, though.

  9. Now I'm on the lookout for some tartan fleece!! What a deal you got to Challenge coins