DIY Shelter Project - No Sew Pet Bed
Do you like both animals and DIY crafts? Well, we have an activity for you! Our cat population would love some DIY cat beds that fit their enclosures! The dimensions needed are 24''x30'' and 36''x30''. These beds are so easy and quick to make, you can easily assemble one while watching your favorite half-hour tv show. All you need is a yard of fabric, a bag of stuffing, and a pair of scissors, and you're on your way to making a custom pet bed! I used two different patterns for each of my beds, but you can definitely make one from just one yard in one print. I had enough left to make two more beds!
Step 1: Materials
I used 1 yard each of two different prints of fleece per bed. One yard will actually make two of the size I have, but you may want to make yours bigger or smaller! Also some batting to fill it. I used less than one of these bags to fill two.
Step 2: Cut Shape
Decide what size bed you want and add at least 8" all the way around. This is because we are going to cut 4" strips to tie together. It's easiest if you cut the two layers at the same time. That way they'll be sure to line up perfectly! First I cut the selvage edge from the fleece - it has the test printing on it. Then I cut the fleece to half its width.
Step 3: Cut Fringe
Next I measured 4" in from each corner and laid a ruler across this line. I cut a slit every inch until it reached the ruler. This was much easier than drawing a bunch of lines first. (See picture 2) You will end up cutting out the corner pieces. (See picture 3)
Step 4: Knot
Starting at one corner. tie the two sides together strip by strip. Use a double knot to make sure it doesn't come undone. Tie together all of the strips, leaving an opening large enough to stuff with the batting.
Step 5: Stuff
Fill the bed with batting and tie off remaining strips. You're finished! All that's left is to bring the beds to the shelter!!!
Full instructions from: http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sew-Pet-Bed/?ALLSTEPS