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Upcycled Paw Pals Dog Bed

Have you got an old dog bed, or a dog bed that doesn’t fit with the décor in your lounge? If you’re new to sewing, here is the perfect patchwork project.

Here is what you will need:

  • Paw pals fat quarter bundle from craftcotton

  • A dog bed

  • Rotary cutter

  • Sewing machine

  • Patchwork ruler

  • Pins

  • Iron

Start by preparing all your patchwork pieces…

• 16 (5.5” x 3.5”) in the white background dog print. • 12 (5.5” x 3.5”) in the dark green background with bones • 6 (5.5” x 3.5”) in the dark grey background dog print • 8 (3.5” x 3.5“) in the yellow fabric • 6 (3.5” x 3.5“) in the pale blue background fabric • 6 (3.5” x 2”) in the yellow fabric • 14 (3.5” x 2”) in the pale blue background fabric

Lay your fabrics out in the correct order, and start by sewing in horizontal rows, pin and sew with right sides together, using the ¼” seam allowance, finger press your seams open as the fabrics pieces are quite small, and ironing them may distort their shapes.

Once all your rows are completed, sew them in order starting at the bottom and working your way to the top, making sure your seams fold in opposite directions to avoid too much bulk on the reverse.

Now press all your seams and trim your patchwork patch to 33” x 21” (note my dog bed that I’m upcycling is 41” x 29”)

Fold under half an inch of the fabric all the way round, press and pin in the center of the dog bed, making sure to only pin to the top layer.

Now carefully sew ¼” all the way round, making sure to only sew through the top layer of the dog bed. Now go back and sew another row of stitches 1/8” from the edge.

This size dog bed is a perfect fit for a single duvet folded into four, and your dog will love it.

Perfect with the dog bone toy:

This matching patchwork dog bed tutorial was designed and created by creative blonde (michelle) for The Craft Cotton Co.

Happy crafting!

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