How to Make A Dog Bed Without Sewing!

the ways to make a dog bed without sewing

It is always a good idea to make something for our beloved pets. It gives us immense pleasure and will definitely create a lasting bond between the maker and the owner. Dog beds are one of the best investments you can make for your canine. They provide comfort and protection from drafts, ticks, and fleas. 

But, the problem is that dog beds can be expensive to buy new or they take a lot of time to sew one yourself. Luckily there are plenty of DIY options out there! Let’s explore some inexpensive ways to build a top-notch bed for your pup using household items like old pillows, an old sheet, or even towels! 

It’s no secret that sewing can be a time-consuming task. Whether you are using your own personal needle and thread or the serger, there is still some preparation involved when it comes to making your dog bed. Fortunately, there are many ways to make a bed for your pup without sewing! 

Some of these options include: taping together sheets with duct tape; cutting out cardboard pieces and tucking them into an old sheet; folding up several layers of newspaper and then wrapping in fabric or an old quilt cover. There really is no shortage of ideas when it comes to DIY pet beds! 


The Best Possible Ways to Make A Dog Bed

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to make a dog bed without sewing by yourself. Let’s go through our following step-by-step procedures. 

  1. Buy a large piece of fabric, preferably with an interesting pattern or design
  2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and cut out two long strips from one end to about halfway. Then make cuts along each edge every inch or so, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  3. I highly recommend using a simple half knot to tie your new dog bed together. The most common mistake when doing this is tying it too tight, but you don’t want the knots to be too loose either. Or they’ll come untied. 
  4. Place a cushion or blanket inside the dog bed to make it more comfortable.
  5. To make sure that the bed is stable, stuff both sides of it tightly by scooping up handfuls and pushing them into place, so there are no air pockets or empty space. Once one side looks full, try laying your pet onto his new bed; if everything feels sturdy and secure, then feel free to keep arranging to stuff around edges as needed!
  6. Cut off any excess string and voila! Your dog now has a comfy place to rest its head because you just made it an instant bed that requires no sewing whatsoever.


Some Helpful Suggestions: For Dog Owners Who Are All Set to Make Their Dog Beds

1) One of the easiest and most comfortable ways to create a dog bed is to go for a zip-up fleece blanket. Preferably in your pet’s favorite color! Just fold it inside the laundry basket or container (a moving box will be best suggested). For good measure, add a few cushions as well. Now, how simple was that? Your pets will surely love this!

The next option would be putting together some wood pieces, cover them with fabric, and then fill, just like we did with our first method; however, as wooden frames tend to wear off eventually, I would suggest keeping an eye on how sturdy your dog bed has become and how much it is being used.

If you’ve been sewing things for dogs before, my advice would be to go for a slightly more elaborate option, because it will surely last longer and the experience of making something from scratch is always fun!

2) Before starting with anything else, try out how comfortable your dog finds the final result; if he likes how soft and cozy it feels, then feel free to proceed without any worries, but if not, don’t despair, as you can easily make minor adjustments to how your dog feels.

For instance, if he finds the cushion or blanket too stiff or hard to sleep on, all that you need is some fabric glue and a little patience! Apply the glue wherever necessary and cover it with any other fabric that you know how comfortable it is for your pet; how easy was that? Your dog will love how new and soft his bed has become.

3) Last but not least: how do we put together our first-ever dog bed without sewing? Well, there are many ways, but I would suggest (since we have already decided how comfy/hardy we want it) using a zip-up fleece blanket as our starting point. All that we need is how to make dog beds from scratch.


Final Words

Now that you’ve learned how to make a dog bed without sewing, it will be easy for you to craft this project. You can use any fabric and sheet set (flannel or cotton) as long as they are in the size of your desired doggie bed. The only thing left is attaching the corners together with Velcro so your pup can easily get on and off his new favorite place!

That’s all. If you have further queries, then post a comment or email us. Take care and have a nice day!


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