DIY No-Sew Dog Bed For Under $10

by Janell on September 27, 2016

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 A few months ago we decided it was time to adopt a dog. We had just moved into a new house and my kids had never had a dog. After doing some research, we found a very cool program in our town. Basically they rescue dogs and they nurse them back to health and then they place them in a local jail to receive obedience training.

It’s a great program for the inmate and the dog. The dog is fully vetted, fixed, and trained. Once my husband saw Colby – he knew we had to have him. We picked him up one day and surprised the kids at the bus stop – it was love at first sight. The rescue agency had no clue how old he was or what type of breed. They assumed he was about 18 months. He has been well behaved and well loved in our house.

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When we rescued him, the owner told us what food to get him, so for several months we were going to a special store and paying a premium for his dog food. The other day I was in Walmart and I noticed the packaging of proactive IAMS™. It said that it include fatty acids from fish oils, which promote excellent skin and coat healthColby didn’t love his old food so I thought it would be a good time for a change. It was much more affordable and it was at a Walmart, a store I visit several times a week.

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He loves IAMS™. He gets excited when we are about to feed him and doesn’t leave any food behind in his bowl. I love that he’s a healthy dog and he is a visibly happy dog. You should try the IAMS™ diet and look for the visible difference in your furry friend!

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I know that IAMS™ is a great choice for Colby because beet pulp is added to it to help our dogs maintain intestinal health and aid their ability to absorb nutrients. It has a great mixture of  protein and carbs that contribute to healthy energy levels for our dogs. Since Cobly has been eating IAMS™ dog food he has much more energy and his coat is shinier.

If you have been thinking about making a dog food change, try IAMS™. They have several varieties for dogs in all stages of life. Try it and if you don’t love it they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee – love it or they will refund your money. Visit HappyPetHappyHome.com to learn more about the IAMS™ difference.

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Speaking of energy, Colby loves to play fetch. He would play for hours. Sometimes we have 2 balls and keep alternating them and he runs and jumps around in the yard and has a blast. Once he’s finally done, he plops down on his blanket and literally snores. He plays hard and sleeps even harder.

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For a few months I have been wanting to make him a bed and I’m so glad I finally got around to it. It took me less than an hour and a mere $10 to make this easy, comfortable, and adorable DIY No-Sew Dog Bed. You can even customize it to your favorite colors or sports team. I picked grey to match with my living room colors since that is where he sleeps the most.

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DIY No-Sew Dog Bed

Supplies:

  • Anti-pill fleece fabric (just $2.47 a yard at Walmart) 1-2 Yards depending on the size of the dog.
  • Sharp pair of scissors or if you have it, a Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Small Bag of Polyester fiber fill material (About $5 for a bag)

Instructions:

It’s really easy to make this DIY No-Sew Dog Bed. Grab your supplies and get started. DIY No-Sew Dog Bed For Under $10 + Giveaway #IAMSVisibleDifference #IAMSDog #CollectiveBias

Make sure the fleece fabric is at least 50 inches wide. For a medium sized dog I used about 1 1/2 yards of fabric.  For a small dog you could use just 1 yard and a large dog you can use about 2 yards of fabric. (Or you could measure your dog with a tape measure and get approximate measurements but make sure you add 6 inches to account for the 3 inch strips you will cut on both sides. )

It’s important to use the anti-pill fleece so it doesn’t fall apart when you cut it. It’s also the easiest fabric to work with for this project. Fold the material perfectly in half and cut it in half. Lay the 2 pieces together to form a rectangle.

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Using a tape measure or the cutting mat, cut out a 3 inch square in each corner.

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Starting at one side cut a 3 inch line about every inch. You don’t want to cut it much wider because it will be harder to tie it. Cut the 1 inch strips around all 4 sides. (This is why you really need a good pair of scissors.)

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Once you have all your cuts done you can start to tie it. Just make a simple knot. Tie it once and then for the second tie tuck under the longer strip of fabric so you have 2 equal lengths of fabric.(If you make the knots in the same direction the strip will have one long side and one short side.)

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You are only going to tie 3 1/2 sides and then you will stuff it. Pull the stuffing out of the bag in clumps and pull it apart a little bit to poof it up. Stuff it into the corners first and then continue to stuff the rest of the bed working out any high spots as you go along. Once the dog bed is completely stuffed, finish tying up the rest of the fleece strips. Put in in your dogs favorite corner and let him enjoy it!

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I would say that Colby loves his new bed. Even if you don’t think you are crafty you can make this DIY No-Sew Dog Bed. Tell me about your furry friends!

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle September 27, 2016 at 5:35 am

OMG, he is so cute! I need to make one of these for both of my dogs. They are about 1/4 of his size, so it will be even easier!

Colleen Lanin September 27, 2016 at 5:38 am

That is FANTASTIC! I looks just as comfy as a store bought dog bed, but it’s so much cheaper, and SO easy. Great idea.

Brandy September 27, 2016 at 8:36 am

That is such a cute idea! This is definitely a craft that my kids would love to do.

Catherine Sargent September 27, 2016 at 11:17 am

This sounds like a great brand of food. I will have to make a bed for my sisters dog.

Kelly Dento September 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm

That is one happy pup. Such a beautiful dog that looks super grateful for a comfy bed to rest on. #client

Meagan September 27, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Our dog would have loved that.

Pam Wattenbarger September 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Our dogs would love this no sew dog bed. They are total bed hogs in our bed so they have to have their own space.

Marcie W. September 27, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Colby looks like such a sweet baby and he certainly seems to be loving his new life with your family. Feeding a dog quality food that provides well balanced nutrition is so important.

Liz Mays September 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm

Ooh comfy! This is such a clever idea. I wonder if our cats would like their own beds too.

Ann Bacciaglia September 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm

IAMS makes great pet food. I will have to make my Sisters dogs this bed. I love how easy it is to make.

Toni | BoulderLocavore.com September 27, 2016 at 11:23 pm

I’m sure my dog will enjoy that dog bed! So cool and very easy to make!

Brianne September 28, 2016 at 9:32 am

I love this no sew bed so much. My two pups are in need of a new little pillow! What a great idea!

Joyce Brewer September 28, 2016 at 9:34 am

Good for you on adopting a dog. We’ll probably do the same for our son’s 8th birthday. That bed looks super comfy.

Chrystal | Nevermore Lane September 28, 2016 at 11:51 am

So sweet! My oldest dog, she is almost 12. I rescued her when she was 6 months old. Love her to pieces. I also love making the no sew blankets and need to make some dog ones now!

Beeb Ashcroft September 28, 2016 at 1:17 pm

This is a great idea! My mom has struggled for over a year trying to find just the right dog beds in the just the right size for her two aging companions. This is a perfect solution!

Tracey October 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

This is so neat! I can’t sew to save my life but my furry friend would love this. I’ll need to try it out.

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly October 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Undermeath those sweet puppy dog eyes, I bet there is a little troublemaker in there! LOL

Lupe October 11, 2016 at 9:17 am

Such a cute idea! Easy and economical!

Patricia Carrigan October 12, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Ooh great for kitty too

Sharon Shelton October 17, 2016 at 10:46 am

He is adorable, Staffordshire Terrier Mix…thinking Lab

Linda October 28, 2016 at 8:36 am

Love the no sew bed idea a lot. But I’m just wondering….is it washable? Would you have to go thru and take it all apart if it gets smelly, dirty or stained?

Janell October 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm

I haven’t tried to wash it – maybe you can do it on the delicate cycle. I have just been throwing it into the dryer with a fabric softener sheet.

Lori Richter November 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm

This is cute but would not suggest for a chewer, have seen dogs chew the tie of blankets made this way. Just a firendly warning.

Melanie November 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Only thing I would suggest is placing the fiberfill inside a pillow case and sewing shut, would keep if from escaping through the ties I think.

But great idea..and I have made these things for a cover for me when sitting in chair..never thought about doing this.

DUH.

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