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Pet Proofed: Dog-Gone Cozy

April 2, 2010

I’m pretty proud of myself right now.  After months of procrastinating, I finally whipped up this dog bed with a removable, washable, zippered cover!

I tackled this project – with no pattern to guide me – and had it done in one hour.  At midnight, no less.

Charlie’s pretty pleased with it, even if it is accidentally a bit on the small side.  She’s glad that her old smelly bed has been ditched for something more exotic  – and let’s face it – clean and new.

Here’s the finished product, in all its faux-fur giraffe print glory:

I even sewed little corners on it!

And installed a zipper (my very first) on the bottom of the bed!  I’m super stoked to have made a pet bed that lets me remove the cover for washing.

Once again, it’s a solution that’s pet tested and owner approved.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Dot permalink
    April 2, 2010 9:52 AM

    Jane, I LOVE it! The pattern is so adorable!

  2. April 2, 2010 1:46 PM

    Too cute! I had forgotten how adorable Charlie is! How are the moving plans coming along?

  3. Reebs permalink
    April 8, 2010 9:15 PM

    Yeah my b-day is soon…..I have 3 dogs in case you forgot :)

  4. April 29, 2010 7:17 PM

    fantastic!!! do you have a pattern? i would love to create a slipcover like this for my dog’s bed!

    • Borrowed Abode permalink*
      April 29, 2010 9:59 PM

      Sorry, I don’t have a pattern! I just sorta did it – on a whim!

  5. April 30, 2010 1:56 AM

    Thanks for the idea though.. i’ve been planning to do this-
    http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/03/sewing-101-making-a-duvet-cover.html
    but never realised that the same principles could apply to a dog bed cover. maybe i could channel these instructions.
    will (eventually) try my hand at it after managing to finish my present half baked projects! :)

  6. Borrowed Abode permalink*
    April 30, 2010 8:26 AM

    Sweet! Thanks for sharing the link. I may have to make a duvet cover for my bedroom once I, too, finish my half-baked projects. Let me know how it goes!

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