Friday, April 19, 2013

Brandy's New Bed

Our sweet dog Brandy has been using the same bed for many years.  We agreed to take in Brandy about 2 1/2 years ago.  She belonged to Jerry's dad who was no longer able to take care of her.  So when we "inherited" Brandy, we "inherited" the bed.

When I bathe Brandy,  I usually wash the bed cover.  I wanted to make another cover so there could be one on the bed when the other was in the wash.

I recycled the fuzzy material that had been the covers for doggy steps that Brandy did not use.  I used the existing dogbed cover as a pattern and some denim scraps for the bottom piece.  I had to piece together the fuzzy fabric and the denim but the end result was fantastic!
 Two pieces of fuzzy fabric that covered the two doggy steps
Original Dogbed Cover

 Measuring for pattern for fuzzy piece that goes around inner edge of bed.
 Measuring along seam for how long to cut the very bottom piece (denim piece of fabric)

 Sewed the two pieces of the fabric that covered the steps together.
 Preparing to cut the piece of fuzzy fabric that goes on the inside bottom of the dogbed cover.
 Analyzing again before cutting the denim piece.
 Denim Fabric pieced together.
 All the pieces sewed together and the elastic put through casing hem that goes around the bottom of the dogbed.

 Picture of the finished dogbed cover. The furry pieces were actually different colors so I balanced them on each side of the cover

Brandy actually stepped right into the bed after I put the cover on to pin the elastic on the bottom piece where it wraps around and gathers.

Brandy just laid down and relaxed! slumber land she goes......


  1. Wow, great way to piece together what you had on hand! It turned out awesome and she looks so cozy :)

  2. What a great little bed and good instructions. Your dog is adorable.

  3. that looks like a cozy new bed :o) Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don't miss out on my features posts... it could be YOU :o)

  4. great idea and I bet the bed is super comfy and loved
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  5. Brandi is a love!! Most people would have just bought a new bed, kudos to you :o)
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  6. great job! well done.

  7. Great idea to repurpose and Brandi clearly loves it! thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  8. Awww.... my first pup's name was Brandy growing up! Great job my friend. I'm not crafty at all and you should be commended for your skills!

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  9. Very cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Please join us again today!

  10. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ Inspiration Spotlight at this is great! Looks like Brandy loves it!! Hope to see you again this week!

  11. Oh, how wonderful for Brandy! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!


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