An excellent way to re-purpose a sweatshirt and make your pet a comfortable new bed. This DIY Sweatshirt Pet Bed is quite simple to do but you will need some sewing skills.

Here is what you will need.

Scissors
Thread and some yarn
A thick sewing needle
Measuring tape
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  • Used hoodie
  • Acrylic blanket or pieces of cloth
  • Cushion filling (45cmx45cm)
  • Extra fabric for closing the sleeves.

pet bed DIYpet bed1

^Sew the edges of the collar together being sure to leave a small space open. You can use a sewing machine or you can sew it by hand it’s up to you.pet bed2

^ Mark out a line from the bottom of one armpit to the the other. You can do this using pins or fabric chalk. Then sew along the line. Sew through both the front and back of the sweater. pet bed3

^ Put the sleeves next to the body of the sweater as shown. Sew them in place being sure to leave the cuffs un sewn.pet bed4

^ Fill the sleeves with cushion stuffing or rags. pet bed5

^Put the cushion filling inside the body of the sweater. You can use an old cushion that you don’t want any more if you prefer to recycle.pet bed6

^Sew the bottom of the sweater closed.pet bed7

^ Sew the sleeves together as shownpet bed8

^Use an extra piece of fabric to reinforce the sleeve ends and make the join look neater. pet bed9

^Look you made a pet bed!!DIY Sweatshirt Pet Bed

 

^Now make your pet get in the bed so you can admire your work. Use some treats to coax it if you have to 🙂

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