Make Your Own Dog Bed

Mom was searching the website of the humane society where her and Dad adopted me from. Mom loves to look at their website and read about the wild life rescues, fund raisers, etc.

She stumbled across a “wish list” they have listed for donations. They suggested making dog beds and donating them to the humane society. My mom, who is domestically challenged, was interested but afraid she wouldn’t be able to do it. She can’t sew really well, she says. Whatever sewing is.

But this is a no-sew dog bed! Cool!


  • Fleece
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure (optional)
  • Polyfill (optional)


Cut fleece into two equal sized squares. The humane society suggests sizes between 20 and 36 inches. An easy way to do this is to lay the pieces on top of one another and cut them to size or fold a larger piece and cut it in half.

Keeping the two pieces of fleece together, cut a four inch square out of each corner of the fleece.

Cut 1 x 4 inch strips around the outer edge of the fleece so it starts to look like fringe. Be careful to keep the two pieces of fleece together!

When you have cut the fringe all the way around, begin to knot together the top fleece and the bottom fleece with a simple double knot.

You may want to put some Polyfill into the bed before you knot the final side to make the bed extra comfy.

Mom says she may actually try this one, just as soon as she gets some fleece, so she can donate them. I of course want one! But Mom says she is going to wait until I’m a bit older before she makes me one, because I’ll probably just rip it to shreds. But that just means she would have the enjoyment of making me another one, so I don’t see the problem personally.

When Mom does make one (or more) she’ll be sure to post pictures!


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I am a one year old Australian Cattle Dog/Bluetick Coonhound/Akita mix. Basically, I'm a well mixed mutt. This blog is all about me and my a
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