DIY Pet Crate Bed


New craft project that just so happens to be perfect for Craft for Shelters!  We always ask our local shelters what they need the most and one item that always comes up is beds.  We're happy to say this year we are going to make that happen!  This bed in particular was made from an old flannel pillow cover and a strip of quilt batting.  So simple!

Read on to see how easy this is to make.  It does require a sewing machine, but is easy enough for any beginning sewer to make.

What you'll need:
Soft Fabric
Quilt Batting
Sewing Machine and Thread
Fabric Chalk
Ruler
Cutting mat and rotary cutter
Iron and Ironing Board


INSTRUCTIONS:

The most important step is to call your shelter and find out what size the majority of their crates are.  For example, this crate shown measures 21"X12" inside.




If you are a beginner sewer, you might be asking why you have to stitch a smaller rectangle in the center of the bed.  It's to help keep the quilt batting in tact.  You don't want to skip this step, trust me!


And you are literally finished!  You can see the smaller rectangle stitching in the below photo.  Also, notice how I topstitched around all 4 sides.  You only have to topstitch the side that was open, but your bed will have a more finished look if all 4 sides are cohesive.



I hope you join us for National Craft for your Local Shelters Day and make some beds for your local animals in need!



XOXOXOXOXO,
Erika and Sebastian

6 comments:

Kelsie Merwine said...

Love this! Happy Wordless Wednesday :)

Emma Winget said...

Amazing and creative ideas for a pet crate bed. Completely amazed with it. Keep sharing similar articles.

K-9Lover said...

Just made one of these for my small crate. So easy and looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this crate bed idea!

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