No Sew Dog Bed for Small Dogs

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Last Updated on September 27, 2021 by ellen

Looking for a new sew dog bed for small dogs? It’s hard to find a good bed for your dog. Make this easy no sew fleece pet bed for a toy dog breed.

Most beds are either too small or too big and often they’re uncomfortable for dogs because of the material they’re made from.

Looking for a new sew dog bed for small dogs? It's hard to find a good bed for your dog. Make this easy no sew fleece pet bed for a toy dog breed.

No Sew Dog Bed

This no sew dog bed solves all these problems! The fleece is soft enough that even older dogs will enjoy it but tough enough that puppies can’t tear it up. And you don’t have to be an expert sewer – just follow these step-by-step instructions and you’ll be able to make one in 30 minutes or less!

This simple pattern makes a comfortable bed with non-slip backing so your pup won’t slide off when he sleeps on his side. It’s perfect for smaller pups like Chihuahuas, Yorkies, Maltese Terriers, and more! You can also use this pattern as a base layer if you want to put another comforter on top of the fleece (like wool).

fabric, cotton, and scissors

Materials

Everything you need to make this no sew dog bed can be found at Dollar Tree. If you would prefer to go to your local craft store, you can certainly do that at well. But, this is a very inexpensive project because the materials came from Dollar Tree. 

  • 5 packages of cotton balls
  • 2 fleece baby blankets
  • Scissors

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cutting the hem off the fabric

How do I make a no sew dog bed?

Step 1: Carefully cut off the thread edge on both blankets. You don’t want to cut much of the fabric just where the thread ends.

cutting the fabric into fringe

Step 2: Next, cut the edges into fringes. You want to make cuts about every inch and you want each cut to be 2-3 inches long. Do this to both blankets.

Step 3: Lay the blankets so that the shapes match. Then start to tie them together. Use one fringe from one blanket to tie to another fringe on the other blanket. Make sure you tie them tight.

tying the fringe on a no sew pet bed

Step 4: Work your way most of the way around but leave 6 or so spaces un-tied.

Step 5: Stuff the blankets with the cotton balls. You can use batting if you prefer.

putting cotton balls inside a fleece pet bed

Step 6: The last step is to finish closing the blanket up. Tie the rest of the fringes closed.

a small dog on a simple new so dog bed

How to wash this dog bed

Because this simple DIY dog bed is just tied together, if you need to wash it, I would untie and wash the blanket pieces separately. Remove the cotton balls and then restuff with new ones. If you try to wash it as is, chances are it will fall apart and the cotton will come out of the center. 

Since it really only costs a few dollars to make, you may simply want to start over and make a new one.

No sew DIY pallet dog bed

If you want to make something that is more suitable for a larger dog, you can use this cover on top of a pallet. In that case, I would begin with fleece fabric and cotton batting from the craft store because of the size. 

Looking for a new sew dog bed for small dogs? It's hard to find a good bed for your dog. Make this easy no sew fleece pet bed for a toy dog breed.

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No Sew Dog Bed for Small Dogs

Looking for a new sew dog bed for small dogs? It's hard to find a good bed for your dog. Make this easy no sew fleece pet bed for a toy dog breed.

Looking for a new sew dog bed for small dogs? It’s hard to find a good bed for your dog. Make this easy no sew fleece pet bed for a toy dog breed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 5

Materials

  • 5 packages of cotton balls
  • 2 fleece baby blankets
  • Scissors

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

    1. Carefully cut off the thread edge on both blankets. You don't want to cut much of the fabric just where the thread ends.
    2. Next, cut the edges into fringes. You want to make cuts about every inch and you want each cut to be 2-3 inches long. Do this to both blankets.
    3. Lay the blankets so that the shapes match. Then start to tie them together. Use one firing from one blanket to tie to another fringe on the other blanket. Make sure you tie them tight.
    4. Work your way most of the way around but leave 6 or so spaces un-tied.
    5. Stuff the blankets with the cotton balls.
    6. The last step is to finish closing the blanket up. Tie the rest of the fringes closed.

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