How to Make a Dog Bed


Has your dog’s bed seen better days? Pet beds see a lot of wear and tear both from our pets and from frequent washing. If you’re in the market for a new pet bed, why not make one yourself? We have a great tutorial today for a simple-sew dog bed that your pooch will love.

Making your own dog bed is great because it allows you to customize the bed for your home and your pet. You can choose your color combination or even use a patterned fabric to fit your home’s décor or your pet’s personality. We used Sunbrella® Upholstery Fabric for our pet bed because it is stain resistant and easy to clean.

This style of pet bed features four sides and a removable pillow as the center padding. A bed of this style would be great for a cat or other pets too. In the video, we make a bed for a small dog, but you use the same methods and adjust the size for dogs of all sizes. Here are some recommended dimensions for dog bed sizes:

  • • Extra Small: 17’ x 17”
  • • Small: 28” x 18”
  • • Medium: 37” x 24”
  • • Large: 43” x 30”

For the full video tutorial and materials list, visit and search #200635XHT.

What pet related projects have you made? Has anyone made a pet bed before? Share your ideas with us in the comments!

  1. Christy said:

    You are doing brilliant things with your blog lately, Sailrite! It provides a lot of value to your readers, and it definitely keeps Sailrite at the top of my mind when I think about sewing projects! I am enjoying the magnetic guide I purchased from you after reading about it in a recent post and seeing it in action in a recent video! Just wanted to provide some well-earned and positive customer feedback to you. Thank you!

    • Nikki said:

      Thanks for reading and thank you for your comment, Christy! Glad you’re enjoying your sewing guide! :)

  2. Ethan Connor said:

    Wow really very nice information, Thank you for sharing this video, as per my opinion, Dog Bed gave royal fashion and feel that he is being appreciated. A good night’s sleep makes for a healthy and pleasant pet. I have a pet and am so conscious of her health and fashion so that recently I was visited one online store Nandog Pet Gear and buy one luxury dog bed, and that was perfect material,

  3. Sharon Jones said:

    Picking a dog bed is not as easy as it seems. Now you can select from a simple bed and luxury dog bed, polyfill or foam bed. Some excess space would be good for your dog if the dog just wants to shift its sleeping position or have a nice relaxing stretch.

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