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Holiday Dog-Bed

Happy Holiday’s Y’all!

‘Tis the season for giving!

I’ve never been a fan of the winter; it’s cold and wet. However the season to give love and special gifts always brings excitement and joy to my life.

Personally, handmade gifts are the best. I thoroughly enjoy putting special time and care into a gift that brings joy to the receiver.

This Christmas I had purchased a few fleece blankets for my puppy Kasper, because he loved to cuddle into a pile of fuzzy blankets. The most adorable light-blue snowflake blanket looked perfect to turn into a bed for a Christmas present.

Pillows are so easy to make, and a large one is always perfect for a puppy, dog, or even cat to lie on!

Kasper had passed away a few days later, so I made the pillow for our new puppy Ella. The elegant snowflakes fit her so well 🙂

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This is incredibly easy to make, and depending on your sewing skills- or whether or not you have a machine- the process can be quick as well! I’m new to sewing, so it took about an hour and a half to sew this large pillow. I imagine if you’re experienced this could take as little as a half an hour by hand.

Customize with any color, design, or material blanket suits best!

Gift someone special this holiday with a beautiful hand-made pillow!

Any family member, puppy or child will love the soft comfort.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

 

~Any comfortable holiday blanket will do! We chose fleece for Kasper, but cotton or silk will also do.

~A quality pair of scissors

~Sewing supplies: thread and needle

~Cotton stuffing

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Step 1:

 

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Cut the sewn edges of the blanket all the way around. This creates a new canvas to sew the inner edges!

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Step 2:

Fold the blanket evenly in half *hamburger style* 😉

Fold it one more time. The blanket should be 1/4.

Cut all edges so there are four equal pieces. Set two aside.

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Step 3:

Flip the two pieces inside out and line every edge together.

Grab your sewing supplies, pick the closest color match, thread your needle, and get started!

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Start at any corner and work your way around all edges.  Make sure your line is thick, so they do not bust. Fleece is very thin and prone to rip.IMG_1370.JPG

Step 4:

Once there is only about 7 inches before the sew is complete, stop.

Flip the pillow right-side-out and begin stuffing. I used about a package and a half for my preference.

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Once full, finish the sew and tie it off!

You now have an awesome pillow or a dog bed!!!

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It turned out so beautiful! Super comfortable and only about $15 opposed to $35 at the stores! IMG_1372.JPG

 

 

 

I think it would have been Kasper approved 😉

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Share your creations with us here! We love seeing a fellow furry friend!

 

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Namaste.

 

 

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