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Purrrrfect Place to Sleep
Upcycle your furbaby a cozy bed! Using a basket and some of your pet's favorite fabric you can whip one in no time!

Posted by RaCh L. from Wilmington, Delaware, United States • Published See RaCh L.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lets disassemble this sweater! Begin by cutting off the waistband if there is one.

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next cut off both sleeves at their seams.

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now place your basket on top of your sweater and cut an inch around the whole thing.

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn the rectangles inside out and pin together.

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew around all 4 sides of the cushion with a 1/2 in. inseam. Stop before you sew it completely shut.

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make sure you leave a two inch hole in the seam to turn the cushion inside out with. Go ahead and turn it inside out!

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 7
    Step 7

    Next stuff your cushion full to desired fluffiness.

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 8
    Step 8

    When its all stuffed go ahead and close it with some a simple ladder stitch, or any other hand sewing stitch.

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 9
    Step 9

    Anyway, you'll want to give your whole basket (well except the bottom, who's gonna see?) a basic coat first and then let it dry. I used 6-7 thin coats.

  • How to make a pet bed. Cat's Meow Pet Bed Basket - Step 10
    Step 10

    I used a spare bottle of fabric paint to make the rope contrast again. I painted everything that had previously been pink, black.

    When this is all dry, give it a good spray of clear sealer.

    When that is all dry, add your cushion and you're done!

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DeadGirl
DeadGirl · Eugene, Oregon, US · 27 projects
i love this.
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