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
Tutorial (as promised)http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/pillow.jpgStep 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)http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/fabrics.jpgStep 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!)http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/legend-cuts.gifStep 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.)http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/step4.gifStep 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.jpgStep 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)http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/step5-6.gifhttp://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/pinFabrics.jpgStep 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.gifStep 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!)http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/step7-8.gifStep 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)http://www.yattabags.com/tutorials/dogBed/dogWaits.jpgStep 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.jpgBack: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