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Quick-Stitch Dog Bed

DIYStyle Vodcast Episode 7

Supplies Needed

  • 1 yard of 45" print fabric for the Bed
  • 5/8 yard of polar fleece for the Pillow
  • Matching thread
  • Polyfill
  • 1/2 yard VELCRO® brand sew on fastener
  • 18" square pillow or pillowform


  • Cut print fabric into two 18" x 45" pieces.
  • Cut polar fleece to 19" wide x 50


  1. To sew the Bed, place the print fabric's short ends, right sides together and stitch to form one long piece.
  2. Turn under 1" hems on each end, press, then stitch.
  3. Stitch long seam, right sides together, leaving an opening in the center, about 8" long for stuffing.
  4. Stitch each end closed, then apply VELCRO® tape, stitching along each edge of fastener to secure.
  5. Stuff tube with polyfill. Stitch opening closed to complete the Bed.
  6. To sew the Pillow, turn under 4" on each short end of fleece, making a hem. Zig-zag over the edge to secure.
  7. Lap fabric piece over pillow form. Pin in place, slip out pillow form.
  8. Stitch 1/2" seams, taking care to not shift the hemmed edges.
  9. Slip pillowform inside.

Now, let sleeping dogs lie (in style).

Fabric by Michael Miller Fabrics

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