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Topic: Easy Peasy Dog Bed - that you can make (Tutorial Posted - Image Heavy)  (Read 8077 times)
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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 --->


http://www.yattabags.com/made/jakeOnBed.jpg

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

Thanks guys!

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Tutorial (as promised)

http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/pillow.jpg
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.
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(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)

http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/fabrics.jpg
Step Two:
Choose Your Fabrics, wisely!
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(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!)

http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/legend-cuts.gif
Step Three:
Measure and cut your fabrics:
  • Short Piece: 25 x 20.5
  • Long Piece: 45 x 20.5
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(tip: If you have one --use a T Square or large ruler and fabric marker to get the best cut.)


http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/step4.gif
Step Four:
Fold over and stitch - length side! Fold over one side and add top stitches to each piece - illustrated above.


http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/addDetail.jpg
Step Five:
Add your top or decorative stitching...now! Before you sew it all up.
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(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)


http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/step5-6.gif
http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/pinFabrics.jpg
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.


http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/step7.gif
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.
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(tip: Back stitch a couple times when the two fabrics meet - just because!)


http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/step7-8.gif
Step Eight:
Insert pillow and add stinky laundry or sock just for kicks.
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(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)


http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/dogWaits.jpg
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!

Front:
http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/topInsertSock.jpg

Back:
http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/back.jpg

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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Thanks all!

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007 11:10:10 PM »

Cute!  (Both the doggie and the bed Wink.)  I love the fabric combo that you used.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007 06:30:45 AM »

Teehee, my dog likes to sleep in the clean laundry, so her "bed" is a laundry basket with broken handles filled with super-soft blankets. I wash and dry them weekly so she won't jump into my clean laundry while I'm trying to fold it! Aren't puppies funny?
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007 07:03:23 AM »

I woke up today and he was licking the bed in the spot where I inserted the sock Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007 07:17:24 AM »

Well, I guess that means he likes it! Good job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007 08:09:28 PM »

how cute ...What happened to all your pictures in the summary through craftster Huh
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2007 07:22:57 AM »

All my pictures? I only have 1 right now (?) -- I'm working on the tutorial right now

how cute ...What happened to all your pictures in the summary through craftster Huh
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2007 09:53:41 AM »

Yatta I'm sorry I guess I didn't say it right ...I looked on your craftster profile to admire your past work  and all the pictures are not longer available.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2007 11:04:33 AM »

awe -- that must be because of the new upgrades -- bummer! This is my first pet post though -- I'm usually in the bag board Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2007 11:13:37 AM »

how cute - and what an inspired idea.

 i also have a 12 year old yorkie and he is completely obsessed by dirty laundry - so gross! 
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2007 11:18:22 AM »

too cute!
My puppy needs a new bed...but he'd rather snooze in my basket of fuzzy yarns. haha.
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Yatta
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2007 11:21:25 AM »

He's totally use to the bed now -- job well done in my book -- hopefully I can get this up soon -- it's totally easy. You will be shocked! (ok that was over the top -- hehehe)

RR: I added my other projects to my profile. Thanks for the heads up!
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2007 01:20:55 PM »

Love it!  I especially like the stripe with the coordinating pattern. 
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2007 06:51:19 AM »

The pictures won't load Sad  And my Nana-in-law has a CUTE yorkie, Curlie Sue, who'd I'd love to make a snuggly bed for. *le sigh* STUPID INTERNET!!!
But I'm sure it's as great as everyone else said.
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2007 10:54:43 AM »

what a cutie, great job
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2007 03:53:03 AM »

nice bed! jersey loves dirty laundry, too. she will grab a dirty sock out of the laundry basket & sleep with it. i think that hse likes to do that b/c it smells of me!
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2007 12:58:58 PM »

That's adorable! I've used our old pillows to re-stuff Lucy's bed (the filling was getting yucky), but I haven't had the courage to try making  one of my own yet. I'm going to try it now, though Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2007 11:02:12 AM »

wow! thats amazing and your dog doesnt look like a 12yo! he looks so young!
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2007 07:35:19 PM »

i love the first picture;  however, i am unable to see the other pictures in le tutorial...sadness abounds.
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2007 05:13:11 PM »

I just got a new puppy - who whines unless he sleeps next to me or my partner. Even next to the bed isn't good enough!

I like this bed idea though - I'm going to try to make one that can be put on my bed too. And is waterproof. And we have quite a few old pillows. Maybe - I'll try for a waterbottle insertable one...

I'll let you know!!
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