DIY 10 minute Pet Burrow BedDecember 3, 2015
trundle bed as well (which may be altered in a future post), but since the living room seems to be their new favorite spot - and they are spoiled rotten - they get new beds for Christmas!
I searched Pinterest, and kept finding envelope pillows, which are fairly easy to make, but
Because this was a trial DIY project that I decided to record with a prayer that it came out functional (which it did) the seams are visible, BUT if you're a perfectionist, I do have a way to correct that in the directions below.
NOTE: The supplies listed in the tutorial were purchased at my local WalMart for around $5 per dog. The Hooligans would be classified under the small and medium categories. For larger pets, find a pillow that comfortably holds your dog. The amount of fleece you will need will vary based on the pillow size.
- A pillow
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Machine OR Needle and Thread
- Lay the fleece out on the floor and place the pillow in the corner, leaving about a 1 inch allowance around each side
- Fold the pillow into the blanket once to make the pillow case. Make sure the top piece is covering the pillow, so when it's sewn together the pups dont think it's another layer to burrow in.
- Measure, then remove the pillow. With the fabric still folded, cut the length (or width -depending on how to pillow is laying) out on the fleece. Stop at the end of the pillow and cut the excess fabric off in the opposite direction to make a 90° angle.
- At this point, you should have a shape that looks something like the picture below. On the longer piece, measure the length of your pillow and add 10" (pillow length + 10"=burrow cover). Cut a straight line to remove the excess fabric.
- Fold the burrow cover over the pillow case and align the edges. Sew the edges together with a zig-zag stitch.
- BONUS TIP: If you want the seams to be on the inside of the case, place the burrow cover to the back of the pillow case instead of laying it on top like I did in the video. The fabric should have a fold on each end and an opening at the top and bottom.
- If the seams will be the inside, put the pillow in before flipping the burrow cover over. Once the cover is flipped the seams will be hidden.
I hope between the video and written instructions this tutorial was easy to follow. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram or with #ZekeandZo to catch all of The Hooligans antics on social media. Also, share this post with someone that has furry friends so they can stay warm this winter too!