This year, while racking our brains trying to figure out what to buy for them, I happened to find a tutorial on how to make a Cat Bed from an old sweater or jumper, whilst looking for doll clothes sewing patterns of all things...
It seemed like the perfect way to solve our "what to buy?" conundrum, so next shopping day, I went around a few Charity Shops and found a black fleece lined School Sweater for 99p and so, last night after washing and drying it, I set to work making my boys a pressie.
While the tutorial is quite easy to follow, I did in parts make adapt it as it didn't always make sense to me and like any pattern I always end up changing bits of it as I go along...
Here's the tutorial, in case you'd like to try and make one for yourself:
Changes I made:
- After I'd completed Step 1, I sewed the two cuffs together by placing one inside the other and sewing the end of one cuff to the top of the other.
- After I'd done this I pretty much threw out the Tutorial!
- I then partially stuffed the sleeve area at the cuff to make it easier to work on the bottom of the bed.
My puppy Roxy kept getting into it while I had it on my lap and was sewing it (and covered it in hair!), so I had to promise to make her one as well... and one each for my other two girls; Tanna & Brooke, guess I'll be hanging out in second hand shops looking for suitable jumpers to use for some time yet!
And here they are fast asleep and curled up in tight little ferrety balls of snorage inside their new bed, as you can see they love it!!