Today is my stop on Riley Blake Designs Flannel Blog Tour and I have a super quick and easy Dog Bed Tutorial to share with you!
If you are like me and you have little pups around your sewing room, you know they love to lay on any quilty thing they can find! So when Riley Blake asked what I wanted to make for the Flannel Blog Tour I knew right away my pups would love to snuggle up on something flannel. So some cuddly doggy beds of their very own were in the works!
I used Riley Blake Designs “Oh Boy” by Lori Whitlock, 100% cotton flannel in Boy Swirls.
What you will need:
1/4 yd. Boy Swirls Aqua Flannel
1/4 yd. Boy Swirls Orange Flannel
1 yd. Boy Swirls Gray Flannel
1 standard size bed pillow( you can get the really cheap ones at Target, 2 for $7.)
Cut 5 – 5.5″ Orange Flannel squares.
Cut 5 – 5.5″ Aqua Flannel squares.
Cut 10 – 5.5″ Gray Flannel squares.
Use the layout above to begin assembling your dog bed top.
Piece your rows together, pressing each row in the alternating directions.
Then join your rows together. Your seams should nest together helping you to keep things lined up!
Cut 1 – 20.5″ x 25.5″ rectangle for the backing of your dog bed in the Gray Flannel.
Lay the backing and top right sides together an pin along all four sides. Sew a 1/4″ seam around the sides, leaving one side mostly open to insert the pillow later.
On the side you leave open…..stitch just an inch or two past the corner and backstitch. This will keep the corner from trying to tear open while squeezing the pillow in.
Insert your pillow. These inexpensive pillows are not so great for us people, but perfect for the dog bed. That way when they get a little funky you don’t feel bad tossing them!
Fold the edges in and pin in place so you can stitch the opening closed. You can hand stitch this closed or use your machine. It is a bit of a squeeze getting this under the needle, but is pretty quick. Since it IS just a dog bed I wasn’t too worried if it got a little wonky, so I did it on my machine!
Presto! Done……Hey, I’m thinking this makes pretty cool people pillows too:)
Gus-Gus approved! …..I actually had to force my little pups to get on this thing, lol! Turns out yelling at them for even coming near most of my projects has made them a little fearful. Such a mean mommy I am:) Sorry pups. FYI… I have 2 pups, Gus-Gus and Little O, they are part dachshund and part jack russell terrier.
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If you want to know what other fun things you can do with flannel…
Make sure you check out all the other stops on the Flannel Tour!
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