Pet Calming Bed 2021

Our Pet Bed was one of our top projects of 2020! We decided it needed a little update and refresh. Follow along with our new and improved instructions now available in 3 sizes! Click here for our Pet Car Cover DIY!

Printable Instructions

Materials

Mountain Fleece PrintsSoftloft Polyester FillZipper
Small1.5m2 bags of 2lb fill9″ closed end
Medium2.4m1 bag of 4lb fill9″ closed end
Large4.4m1 bag of 4lb and 2 bags of 2lb fill9″ closed end

Cutting Instructions

We used different colors to represent the different pieces for ease.

Please note: All strips are cut across the width of fabric (WOF) from selvedge to selvedge unless otherwise noted.

Small
From Mountain Fleece Prints cut:
A1 – (1) 5″ x 50″ rectangle
A2 – (1) 5″ x 13″ rectangle
B1 – (1) 20″ x 50″ rectangle
B2 – (1) 20″ x 13 1/2″ rectangle
C1 – (1) 15″ circle
C2 – (1) 20″ circle

Medium
From Mountain Fleece Prints cut:
A1 – (1) 5″ x 50″ rectangle
A2 – (1) 5″ x 44 1/2″ rectangle
B1 – (1) 25″ x 50″ rectangle
B2 – (1) 25″ x 45″ rectangle
C1 – (1) 25″ circle
C2 – (1) 30″ circle

Large
From Mountain Fleece Prints cut:
A1 – (2) 5″ x 50″ rectangle
A2 – (1) 5″ x 25 1/2″ rectangle
B1 – (2) 30″ x 50″ rectangle
B2 – (1) 30″ x 26″ rectangle
C1 – (1) 35″ circle
C2 – (1) 40″ circle

Bed Assembly

*Seam Allowance is 1/2″

Sew the A1 rectangle to the A2 rectangle with right sides together.

Sew the B1 rectangle to the B2 rectangle with right sides together.

Fold the short ends of your B right sides together and stitch.

Wrap the right side of A around the wrong side of B, line up the top edges and baste together. Leave your A ends open and unfinished.

*Your B piece will be slightly shorter than your A piece*

Fold your circle in half and mark the fold, fold again and mark. You can do the same with your A/B pieces also. Line up your marks of C1 with the marks of A/B and pin.

Pleat the basted edge of A/B until it fits around C1. Pin in place and stitch. The pleats do not have to be perfect.

Line up the unfinished edges of A and B and baste together.

Place the zipper right sides together with C2 and stitch in place.

Place the zipper right sides together with the bottom of A/B and stitch in place. Leave the zipper open.

Place C2 right sides together with A/B and stitch. Do no stitch over the zipper opening.

Pull your bed right side out through the zipper opening.

Use softloft polyester fill to stuff the bed. Stuff between the unfinished B ends to fill the outer walls of the bed. Stuff the bottom to fill the seat of the bed.

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