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« on: June 12, 2006 05:13:15 PM »

The other day my poor kitty was all snuggled up on a piece of paper, so I decided it was time to make her a real bed.  Soo.. I cut up a sweater I never wear and made the arms into the sides and cut the base out of the body.  I machine sewed the arms together and the 2 circles.. stuffed them, and hand stiched them closed.  I hand stiched the sides to the base too.  I of course had to make my other kitty one too, and he is giant, so I used old sweat pants for the sides and an old robe for the bottom.  
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006 09:05:26 PM »

I've been looking into making cat beds. If you wouldnt mind sharing, how exactly did you get the sides and base to sew together neatly without pieces of "sewing room" fabric sticking out.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006 09:15:49 PM »

awesome! You hand sewed it? I am wondering if I could make one like that out of canvas? My cat LOVES sleeping/lying on backbacks. Such a weirdo.

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006 05:50:17 AM »

how exactly did you get the sides and base to sew together neatly without pieces of "sewing room" fabric sticking out.

I made the bottom like a pillow.. 2 circles sewn with the machine, turned inside out, stuffed, and hand stitched closed, so it had neat edges.  Same thing with the sleeves.. turned inside out, sewn together, then turned right side out, stuffed, and hand stitched the other two ends together.. ragged edges in.  The sleeves had seams on the top and bottom, so when I sewed the tube to the circle I just hand stitched one of those seams directly to the seam on the circle. 

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006 06:04:15 AM »

Aww... too cute and look so comfy for the kitties maybe I should make some for my kitties they always love to lay on my clothes anyways! Great idea!

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