How To Make A Dog Bed Without Sewing

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We love our pets here at Happiest Camper. We are adding to our sewing projects for pets collection all the time and today we are going to show you How To Make A Dog Bed Without Sewing! We love pampering the furry, four-legged members of our family. We’ve shown you how to make adorable bow ties, bandanas, dog toys, and even a leash. We thought it only fitting to make this super comfortable bed. No-sew projects are great because they only require minimal supplies and provide a nice break from the hum of the sewing machine. This fun and simple project can be completed in about 30 minutes and gives your pet a nice place to lay down and rest. I made one of these for each of my pets to try to get them off the couch so I wouldn’t have to lint roll it as often. These are so easy to make you could pick out some fun fabric and make some to give away as gifts to your pet-loving friends. You can make these for much less than you could buy in-store, so with the holiday season coming up quickly, it’s not a bad idea to make these in advance and gift wrap them later.

dog bed top photo

You only need a few basic supplies for this project. You’ll need around a yard and a half of fabric. I just used two fleece baby blankets I found on clearance. Then, you’ll just need some scissors and some material to stuff your blanket with. For this project, I used cotton balls because that is what I had laying around. Once you have your supplies gathered up, let’s make our dog bed! If you have time and want to make some other no-sew projects then check out these Easy No-Sew Projects.

How To Make A Dog Bed Without Sewing

What You’ll Need:

dog bed supplies

How To Make A Dog Bed Without Sewing

trim off sewn seams

The first step in this how to make a dog bed without sewing tutorial is to carefully cut off the thread edge on both blankets. You don’t want to cut much of the fabric, just where the thread ends.

cut strips in fabric

Next, cut the edges into fringes. You want to make cuts about every inch and you want each cut to be 2-3 inches long. Do this to both blankets.

tie strips together for dog bed

Now on this how to make a dog bed without sewing tutorial, we will start putting it together. Lay the blankets so that the shapes match. Then start to tie them together. Use one fringe from one blanket to tie to another fringe on the other blanket. Make sure you tie them tight. Work your way most of the way around but leave 6 or so spaces un-tied.

stuff dog bed with cotton balls

Stuff the blankets with cotton balls. The last step is to finish closing the blanket up. Tie the rest of the fringes closed.

finished no-sew dog bed

And that’s it! now you know how to make a dog bed without sewing! This fun and simple tutorial is a great way to spoil your pet while saving money over buying a pet bed in the store. This is a great project for beginners and is a nice way to take a break from the sewing machine. My pup will definitely be enjoying this one as the weather cools off.

Easy No-Sew Dog Bed

If you liked learning how to make a dog bed without sewing, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

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How To Make A Dog Bed Without Sewing

Dog Bed Create Card

Make your own cute and comfy pet bed with this simple tutorial. No sewing required!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Instructions

  1. Carefully cut off the thread edge on both blankets. You don't want to cut much of the fabric just where the thread ends.
  2. Next, cut the edges into fringes. You want to make cuts about every inch and you want each cut to be 2-3 inches long. Do this to both blankets.
  3. Lay the blankets so that the shapes match. Then start to tie them together. Use one firing from one blanket to tie to another fringe on the other blanket. Make sure you tie them tight.
  4. Work your way most of the way around but leave 6 or so spaces un-tied.
  5. Stuff the blankets with cotton balls.
  6. The last step is to finish closing the blanket up. Tie the rest of the fringes closed.
  7. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “How To Make A Dog Bed Without Sewing”

  1. Hi! Love all your stuff and how simple they are to make!
    On your dog bed photo it looks like the top layer is smaller than the bottom and it looks as though it has been cut into an oval shape. So the bottom looks like it comes up the sides and ties around the top edge.
    Is that what you did?

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