Here’s a great little tutorial on how to make a nifty cat bed (or small dog bed) out of an old sweater. Clever and thrifty! (Note: the tutorial uses contrasting yarn so you can see the work–you should use matching yarn and the seams won’t show.)
You don’t even need a sewing machine for this though you could use one. You will need:
- an old sweater—yours or from a thrift store
- batting, fabric scraps, etc. for stuffing
- large tapestry needle (size 13)
When you’re finished, the arms of the sweater will be bolsters encircling the bed. This is a pretty easy project and the author said it took her longer to write the tutorial than to make the bed. She also has a great suggestion of making one to donate to your local shelter. Nice!
The author of the tutorial has a fun blog on knitting and other crafty things.
Don’t miss this other DIY pet bed.