- Head over to a fabric store, pick out your fabric, thread to match and a zipper. I chose 2 different fabrics one for the top and one for the bottom. And as for size, it all depends on how big or small you want it.
- Fold the material in half (creating an end). Flip the material inside out and sew together the sides to make a seam. You should have 3 sides together now.
- Sew on the zipper for the end, (remember you have the fabric inside out, when deciding which way to sew it on).
- Flip the material back with the outside on the outside and ta-da, dog bed cover made!
Now I don't know about you, but I really hate the smell of dog (wet...) and it can sink right in to your dog bed. Most of the ones you can buy in the store are not machine washable. So I decided I would make dog bed liners to help protect the actual stuffing. So now, you can wash the dog bed cover and liner, without having to wash the bed. To make the liners, I bought table cloths made out of 100% PEVA (Polyethylene vinyl acetate), which is pretty waterproof and easy to clean... just wipe them down. But you can also machine wash them, just DO NOT put them in the dryer!!
|Bought this at Wal-Mart for $3.97 and it will make 2 liners!!|
Now there is one more trick to my trade... if you are making your own dog bed, then you would not have the filler... so what I would recommend doing is buying 2 standard size pillows (no feathers). You can usually buy 2 for $4 or $5 if you can find them on sale! The great thing is, you can stick these pillows in the washer too, not that you would have to, if you make a liner!
;Stick the pillows in the liner and tuck in the ends