We all have that one sweatshirt that we never wear but love too much to throw out. So why not turn it into something that your dog will love? Follow these steps on how to turn your sweatshirt into a dog bed.
Supplies you will need:
- Pillow or cushion filling (should easily fill the inside of the sweatshirt)
- Spare piece of fabric
- Acrylic blanket or foam
- Thread and yarn
- Thick sewing needle
- Measuring tape
Turn your sweatshirt inside out. Sew along the collar and leave a small section open. Turn the sweatshirt right side out.
Stretch the sweatshirt out and mark a line from one armpit to the other. You can mark the line with pins. Sew along the line and remove the pins.
Line the sleeves with the sweatshirt and sew them into the sides. Leave the cuffs open.
Fill the sleeves with acrylic blanket or foam. You may even use scraps of fabric. This will form the edges of the bed.
Stuff the pillow or cushion stuffing into the belly area of the sweatshirt.
Sew the edges closed.
Bring the arm cuffs in front of the bottom of the sweatshirt and sew them together.
Sew the spare piece of fabric over the cuffs so that it hides seams. Turn the fabric inwards.
Your dog now has a comfy new bed that he’ll enjoy just as much as you enjoyed your sweatshirt.
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