I chose fleece for this project because it’s warm and cozy, just like our adorable Cocker Spaniel, Cooper. I love working with fleece because it won’t unravel. It can be sewn on a machine, but there are many no-sew projects that can be done with it too. My latest creation is a no-sew bed for Cooper. I used a holiday fleece throw with a dog design on it and a standard bed pillow to create a festive no-sew dog bed.
No-Sew Dog Bed
*I used a fleece blanket measuring 50″x60″ in the tutorial below. If you buy fleece by the yard, see the directions below for measurements needed.
Measure your bed pillow to determine what size to cut your fleece. I used a bed pillow measuring 17″ x 24″. I added 12″ to my measurements so I would have 6″ fringe strips to tie around the pillow. In total, my fleece rectangles were 29″ x 36″ each.
Cut the fleece to get two equal rectangles.
Cut 6″ fringe around the edge of each fleece rectangle. The width of your fringe should be about 1″. You will end up cutting off a 6″ square from each corner.
Tie three sides of the fleece rectangles together to form a pocket.
Slide the pillow into the pocket and tie off the fourth side.
How easy is that? I was able to make the dog bed in about 30 minutes. Tying the fleece is easy to do; you can even get the kids to help! Not only will man’s best friend love this bed, but a cat would also love it too! It would be easy to vary the size of the bed using different pillows. Have a larger dog? Use two pillows to make the no-sew dog bed. After two years this bed was still in good shape, but due to Cooper bringing in a little critter that stunk it up, we had to replace it. I love the happy tie-dye design of the new bed!
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