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« on: June 19, 2011 08:12:47 AM »

So the old cat bed had gone incredibly... overaged. And then I ran into some lovely looking fabric and decided it should be completely made-over. With a little tutorial!

This is what it looked like before. Yuck, eh... Also was stainy, had a hole in it, and boy I found a great variety of hair when taking it apart, even though it was washed on occassions. The filling wasn't all that anymore either.

Took the whole thing apart, had some help while doing so! Just tore it really, no scissors needed.

I created three parts instead of two, because I wanted the cat bed to be expandable. We have three cats, one of them is ... HUGE... catzilla-like, and he does not fit. In any basket at all. I swear his mother was an ogre. So I created three parts instead and made fabric cases on them. I left a long hem on the sides that would be sewed but if you are going for this project too, I recommend leaving them even longer than I did, because I struggled like hell on my sewing machine. If you hand-sew them, this size should be fine.

Sewn together, the ribbons are to fasten the bed into a cozy crib when the two smaller cats want to sleep in it.

It is reversible! We love reversible!

Apparently, approved!! (Note: this is not Cat-zilla, if I catch Cat-zilla in the basket at some point I will quickly make a photo to prove he DOES FIT IN NOW).

With some leftover fabric I made this old basket into a cat-basket too. (Cat-zilla does not approve. It's small)

Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011 08:21:58 AM »

What a great makeover.  It looks so nice and store bought.  And I really MUST see cat-zilla now.  The curiosity is killing me. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011 08:23:06 AM »

I love those fabric choices, nice job!  I also noticed you joined Craftster today!  Welcome to the wonderful world of Craftster!  Glad to have you join us (I'm a new member too this year).   Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011 08:55:46 AM »

Nice job- I love the fabrics you chose!  I might have to give this a try since our cat is the size of a small dog already, and still growing  Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011 10:26:51 AM »

Wow I love those fabrics!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011 10:29:04 AM »

I love the pattern you chose, and the green complements it perfectly! The style is also really awesome and you did a great job with it! Welcome to Craftster!

« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011 10:30:03 AM »

Thanks so much for the kind replies! I've been reading on Craftster for a while now, and it has much inspired me since. Was about time I became a member! Thank you so much for watching my cat cribz!
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011 10:59:45 AM »

Very nice makeover!  I hope you update with a catzilla picture too.  I have a really big cat, but he likes fitting himself where he just barely fits.  He wouldn't fit the basket though either!

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