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Topic: a little washable, a little waterproof and some recycling to boot!  (Read 1340 times)
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« on: March 26, 2011 10:47:32 AM »

This was my … 2nd sewing project. I looked up certain techniques and didn’t like any patterns I found online. I just kept it simple. My friend got himself a Mastiff puppy and I decided to make him a doggy bed. I found the suede-like fabric as well as the vinyl I used for the inside at a local fabric store in the sale bin. I used a yard long zipper so the short sides are a yard and the long way is a bit longer (sorry for the bad instruction I winged it and didn’t take notes). I took the vinyl and right sides together sewed the edges together, leaving a foot open to stuff it and pulled it right side out. Filled it with …. Plastic bags!! Lots and lots and lots of plastic bags. Then sewed it shut. I used the vinyl so it’d be waterproof (fingers crossed on that one). I know dogs get stinky, especially the big ones so I made the outside with a zipper on one end so it can get washed! I used the invisible zipper technique and did the zipper end first, then (wrong sides together sewed the other three sides shut, unzipped the zipper and pulled it right side out, then ironed on one of those printable iron ons with a design the doggy’s daddy made and shoved the vinyl cushion inside and voila. Note: I ironed the iron on, extra to “burn” it to match the color of the fabric. I’m happy to report the dog loves it, and it’s been washed and held up! Yay.

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011 03:53:24 PM »

Oh I like that the iron on is "burned" - what a great thought!

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