|Fred in "Fred's Bed"|
Not too long ago I went to a festival and saw some adorable dog beds made from old sweaters. Great idea....except I don't have any old sweaters to use for such an endeavor. I do, however, have a bunch of sweatshirts that had seen better days. I was planning to cut them up and make a throw for the couch when I thought "why not a dog bed?" So that's what I did.
First, I sewed across the neck of the sweatshirt. Next, I sewed across the shirt from armhole to armhole, creating a tube. I filled the tube with fiberfill and sewed the cuffs together. The body of the sweatshirt was next. I filled that with fiberfill, too. That made a cushy bed.
Yes, my sweatshirt is yucky, tacky, and whatever, but it has my scent.....and Fred likes that. I told him it was Fred's Bed and he loved it.....I think....
Cost.....fiberfill about 1/2 of a bag...bag costs about $6 at Walmart.
Old sweatshirt.....$1 if you have to buy it at a thrift shop
Cheap, easy, and one less thing in the landfill.
Post by Eileen Patterson....forever GoofingOff.