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1  Easy Peasy Dog Bed - that you can make (Tutorial Posted - Image Heavy) in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Yatta on: March 04, 2007 09:25:33 PM
Lately my 12 year old yorkie has been hiding under my dirty laundry on the floor (yucky). So what to do? Well I made him a new dog bed and inserted some of my old socks! See --->


The great news is it only took me an hour to make -- I'll add tutorial later here this week Smiley

Thanks guys!

Tutorial (as promised)

Step One:
You see pillow - I see dog bed: Buy a Standard/Queen sized pillow or just use one you have lying around. I actually only had two pillows so I had to buy another one.
(tip: sleep on it for about a week and get it nice and smelly. Your dog will totally love it and hopefully stay out of the dirty laundry)

Step Two:
Choose Your Fabrics, wisely!
(tip: I choose to use flannel. For Small dogs who tend to get cold this will help warm them up - plus it's nice and soft - it's like puppy luxury to them - they are totally worth it!)

Step Three:
Measure and cut your fabrics:
  • Short Piece: 25 x 20.5
  • Long Piece: 45 x 20.5
(tip: If you have one --use a T Square or large ruler and fabric marker to get the best cut.)

Step Four:
Fold over and stitch - length side! Fold over one side and add top stitches to each piece - illustrated above.

Step Five:
Add your top or decorative stitching...now! Before you sew it all up.
(tip: I kept mine simple pimple but this is your time to get creative. Add fabric cut outs, cool stitches, embroidery, whatever you want - just no small parts like beads -- make sure it stays washable)

Step Six:
Pin each piece in place - like so above! Your wrong sides should be facing up and your long piece should fold over (on top of it's self) and be under the small piece - so small piece on top.

Step Seven:
Now that everything is pinned and in place - sew around all sides. When it's complete - trim off excess and flip inside out. Don't for get to turn your corners.
(tip: Back stitch a couple times when the two fabrics meet - just because!)

Step Eight:
Insert pillow and add stinky laundry or sock just for kicks.
(tip: It's fun (yet gross) to see Jake licking the spot where my sock is -- it lets him know he's loved -- but if you slept on the pillow for about a week you won't need to add the laundry)

Step Nine:
There really isn't a step nine -- you're done and dog enjoys pillow and thanks you by staring longly into your eyes (actually Jakey freaks me out when he does this -- but he so cute -- all is forgiven!)

Bonus Tip!
Have a larger dog? Sew two pillows together or buy a body pillow!



Please post your bed here when you make them -- I totally want to see. (sorry I live in California - I say totally - a lot  Wink)

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2  Super Cute Checkbook Cover & CC Wallet! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Yatta on: December 15, 2006 12:55:25 PM
Finished - finally Smiley

(Checkbook Cover w/pen holder)

(My 1st try at machine embroidery)

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3  HELLLLLLLP! Zipper Issues in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by Yatta on: September 01, 2005 12:53:31 AM
I'm having a hell of a time with installing a planket (I believe that what's it's called) zipper. Well it's the kind that can be found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35575.0

My issues I know are simple and I know I'm missing something -- but if any one could help I would so be your bestfriend. I wasted like 4 zippers now -- and I'm getting quite peeved about it because they don't come cheap.

The issue that I'm having is better illustrated in this photo:

As you can see I'm not sure how to close the ends -- also at what step do I add the strap?

HeLLLLLLLLP - please  Grin
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4  Long wallet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Yatta on: June 23, 2005 09:00:54 AM
Ok -- as promised I made a wallet to match my "Stick People Bag" -- well it doesn't match totally because of the flower -- but oh well Grin

View it HERE:

Download Pattern & Directions HERE:
MAKE IT (PDF Pattern & Instructions)

This time I'm not pointing out the mistakes....lol

9/23/2006: OOOOOPS -- sorry guys -- I just re-design my site and completely trashed my old one -- I'm soooooo very sorry -- this pattern was down for days -- sorry!! Links (from this date) have been updated.

10/10/06: The pattern & instructions have been updated and are now on the site!! I'm asking that if you use it to make money ($$) please give me credit -- I spent a ton of time on this! Slight modifications does not make it your own. Thanks for understanding.

Thanks all!
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5  Re: Small Retangle Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Yatta on: June 21, 2005 10:47:51 AM
Here are some scraps  Grin

The lighter is the inside, the heavy is the outside
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6  Re: A few weekend items in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Yatta on: June 20, 2005 09:49:23 AM
Insides comming (and it's not pretty..lol) --

1) I made the template for the logo in the computer with illustrator.
2) I printed on Double Sided Mat (Epson -- because that's all I had around)
3) I used removable fabric spray mount (I LOVE this stuff!!)
4) and YES -- Gold Spraypaint (left over from christmas promo for jeaneen.com - peppermint tea book!)

Did you see the wallet -- it came out much better (well the second one did anyway!)
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