How to Make a Memory Foam Dog Bed

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Pets are like members of the family, so it's no wonder that many pet owners like to provide their animals with a bed all their own. Memory foam makes a soft, comfortable base for a dog bed that your animal will love. Make your dog bed with a removeable cover so you can easily wash it when it gets too dirty.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Memory foam pillow

Measuring the Fabric

  • Lay your fabric on the floor with the patterned side facing the floor.

  • Place the memory foam pillow in the center of the fabric.

  • Cut your fabric so there is about 6 inches of extra fabric around the entire pillow.

  • Remove the pillow and cut another piece of fabric the same size.

Putting the Bed Together

  • Place the pillow in between the two pieces of fabric with the patterned sides facing out.

  • Starting on one side, use the scissors to cut slits in both pieces of fabric about 4 inches deep. Keep the splits about 1 1/2 inches apart all the way around.

  • Continue cutting until you have cut slits into all four sides of the blankets. At this stage, it is important to keep the blankets in place.

  • Start at one side and take two pieces of fabric slits that are aligned--one from each blanket--and tie them in a knot.

  • Tie the knot by wrapping the fabric around your finger and pulling the end through. Pull the knots tight.

  • Work your way around the entire blanket tying the slits together until the fabric is completely closed with the memory foam pillow inside.

Tips & Warnings

  • When picking out fabric, find thick, durable fabric such as upholstery fabric. The pattern and colors are up to you, but pick something that will match the decor of the room you plan to put the dog bed in.
  • Wash the fabric by untying one side and pulling out the pillow. Wash and dry the fabric and put the pillow back inside the fabric and retie the side.

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