Pet beds

Discussion in 'Working and Companion Animals' started by Selena, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Selena

    Selena proud to be pro-choice

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    If need be, I'll move this to the sewing/arts/crafts forum. When we move to the new house, I know the cats will not be happy kitties. They'll be spending time in the office which will have a window seat. I want to make them new beds - do you have any links or have you seen any patterns? While cedar filling is good, I think I want a softer type bed for them.
     
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    Dollar General has the twin size egg crate mattresses here for about $10.00 I think. That is big enough to make 2 big dog beds. Now if I could only sew the covers!!
     

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    packing peanuts are WONDERFUL filler. they don't smell, attract fleas, and are usually fairly cheap and available. Other than that... Comforters and old blankets are also good fillers. sew a "pillow top" the size you want it and stuff. If you're where you can find it cheap, I would line the top of it with black out material. Sometimes you can find scraps really cheap at upholstry fabric stores. That way you can have a designer bed with out having to wash the stuffing all of the time. No, I wouldn't use cedar. It's linked to respitory problems. I would probably use fleabane or lemongrass.
     
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    I buy cheap pillows (those $3-$4 ones) and use old wornout pillowcases, or make slipcovers out of fabric scraps for them. The cats love them and I can take the covers off to wash.

    I also save packing peanuts to make dog beds out of. I make cases out of cheap acrylic blankets. I cut a blanket in half, fold and sew the edges together, stuff with packing peanuts, etc. and sew up the last seam. The dogs love them!