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« on: March 31, 2009 08:53:43 PM »



This is Daisy, my cute-as-a-button hound(ish) dog. She's spoiled rotten, and when she decided she loved her boyfriend Jake-the-Lab's pillow bed, I had to make her one of her very own.

When I made the bed, I was scared of putting in zippers. After making my jumper, I'm not quite so scared -- I just call it a healthy respect. So Daisy's bed is a pillow with an easily removable duvet-style cover that buttons rather than zips.

I don't have a photo tutorial because I made this a while ago, but I did work out the pattern on an index card before I made the bed, so I do have instructions (click to enlarge and ignore the bad algebra unless you want to change the dimensions).



Materials: ~1 yd. fleece or flannel, ~1.5 yd. heavy fabric (upholstery fabric, canvas or the like)
5-6 buttons
1 30x30 pillow (you can sew one out of muslin and stuff it with fabric scraps, polyfill or even packing peanuts)

Seam allowance is .75"

You will be cutting 7 pieces -- 4 bands (A-D), 1 fuzzy top (the piece marked "fleece") and 2 back pieces (E and F).
They're labeled on the diagram.

A-F are from the upholstery fabric. Fleece is, well, from the fleece (or flannel or anything else fuzzy and snuggly).
A-D -- cut strips that measure 31.5"x4.5". Bevel the ends 45 degrees (as shown in diagram).
E -- 22.75"x31.75"
F -- 12.75"x31.75"
Fleece -- 25.5"x25.5"

This will make a 30"x30" square pillow cover.

Front:
Step 1: Pin and sew bands A and B to fleece, then sew all 3 pieces together.
Step 2: Repeat for C and D. Press seams open.



Back:
Step 3. Fold the long side of piece E on dotted line (2 inches from edge); pin and sew. Sew a straight stitch every 1/4" from the edge to the seam for reinforcing (as shown below). Repeat for piece F.



Step 4: Make buttonholes along this reinforced edge of E (the bigger of the 2 pieces). Sew buttons on F to match up with buttonholes on E.



Step 5: Button the two pieces together and pin for more stability. Pin this piece to the front (right sides together). Sew all 4 sides closed. Press seams open, unbutton and turn inside out. Place pillow inside.

Cute, huh? I think I used a fabric from that red-haired woman from Trading Spaces -- she made a line for Hancock's Fabrics, and I scored tons of it in different patterns from the discount table a couple of years ago.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009 09:23:37 AM »

Thanks for doing the math! I made my doggy a pillow bed with a sort of tube pillow sewn around the outside in a circle so he can curl up in it for sleepy time. But I am diggin the removable duvet cover. Great work.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009 09:33:52 PM »

WOW Thanks for the tute, our girl Luna is in desperate need of a new bed and I have been pondering the task!
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