Crafty Time on Doggo Bloggo | DIY Pet Bed

September 23, 2020

Black and white pomeranian sits in a homemade diy sweater dog bed jessica shaw photography

Hey there friends! Welcome back to Doggo Bloggo. This week Lily and I are making a dog bed out of a sweater! This is a perfect upcycle project for an old sweater you no longer wear. We chose a slightly smaller sweater so we made the bed for Lily’s best friend Percy. This is also a cozy DIY bed project for the kitties in your life.

DIY Sweater bed jessica shaw photography


  • long-sleeve sweater
  • pillow stuffing
  • foam
  • needle + thread
  • dressmaker pins
  • scissors


DIY Sweater bed jessica shaw photography

DIY Sweater bed jessica shaw photography

  1. Lay the sweater flat on a table. Fold the collar inside the sweater, then sew the opening shut with a needle and thread.
  2. Sew from the left armpit to the right armpit, creating an arch about three inches from the collar.
  3. Add pillow stuffing to both arms.
  4. Insert foam into the sweater body. ( I used stuffing for both the arms and body)
  5. Fold the bottom of the sweater inside, then sew shut with a needle and thread.
  6. Put the left sleeve into the right sleeve, then sew together with a needle and thread.
  7. Sew the stuffed arms to the body of the sweater with a needle and thread.
  8. Fluff and form the bed to create a cozy nap spot for your furry friends.

We hope you have a fantastic week. Stay Safe, Live, Love, and Pet all the animals!


Jess & Lily

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