Dogs are the best sewing customers. If they chew on your creation or pee on it, it means they like it. I have been learning to sew and needed a new project to tackle. Something that would be appreciated, but would be forgiven if the hem was crooked or the seam wasn’t straight. A dog bed! Mia is my brother and sister-in-law’s adorable miniature schnauzer.
My goal was to make something cozy and washable. I got an old pillow for the filling and cut it down to a square. I used the extra for the bolsters. I sewed a pillow case to fit with an envelope flap so the pillow would stay covered no matter how rough the dog was on the bed. I then made three bolsters with ribbon closures and attached them to the main pillow.
Mia loves her new bed! It took some planning, and I may try another version that is easier.