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How To Make a No Sew Fleece Dog Bed

This no sew fleece dog bed is perfect for a small to medium sized dog, but can easily be customized to match the size of your pet. You can also use pillow inserts instead of stuffing if you prefer. Other materials that will be more durable than fleece are outdoor fabrics and medium to heavyweight cottons.

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Materials

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Dog Bed - Materials

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Instructions

Step 1: Measure and cut the fabric

Fold the brown fleece in half. Measure and mark 36 inches on the fold line, and mark the center at 18 inches.

From the center, measure out 27 inches and mark. For a middle point on each side, measure out 21 inches from the center and mark. Connect the points to make a half circle.

Cut along the line. Fold the second fleece in half and use the half circle as a template to cut the second piece.


Step 2: Cut and tie the knots

It helps to use a ruler and marker to measure the length and width of the strips

Take one of the pieces and cut 3 inch long strips about an inch wide along the half circle. Repeat this for the second piece.

Unfold both pieces and place them together with the wrong sides facing each other. Double knot the strips diagonal from each other. Take the strips next to these and double knot over the first knot.

Continue to do this around the dog bed leaving about a foot open at the end.


Step 3: Stuff the bed

Fill the dog bed with the stuffing until you’ve reached your desired fullness. Once it’s full, tie the opening closed. Fluff the bed to even out the stuffing.


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is this oval shaped??
A shopper on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's oval.
How much more material for larger dog?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 2-3 yards of each fabric should be plenty, it really depends on how large your dog is.
Can you make this bed smaller by using a yard of fabric?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can make it smaller just keep in mind that the fringe takes up about 4-6 inches around the blanket after you tie it.