Paws Tee Shirt Dog Bed

Dog Bed Made from New or Recycled Tee Shirts.

Make a comfy Paws Tee Shirt Dog Bed from a new dollar store or recycled tee shirt to donate to a shelter or for your own special pet. Dogs love to curl up in a soft, cuddly bed when they settle down to sleep and it will give them a sense of comfort when waiting in a shelter for their forever home. The shelter can then send the bed home with the dog as a security blanket to help them get adjusted. Check with your shelter first before assuming they will accept this type of donation, and any regulations they may have. Take a look at 9 Of the Best Dog Blankets to Make and Donate from our sister site at DIY to Donate for more ideas.

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  • New or recycled tee shirt
  • Scissors
  • SVG for Cricuit Machine or pattern for felt appliques
  • Sewing Machine or needle and thread
  • Fabric Glue (optional)
  • Vinyl for Cricuit Machine
  • Batting
  1. Cut tee shirt in a straight line from under the sleeve to the other sleeve. This leaves a tube.
  2. Turn tee shirt inside out and stitch one side completely and 3/4 of the way on the other side. Trim the seams and clip the corners. Turn right side out creating an envelope.
  3. Download your SVG file and proceed according to directions or print out pattern for felt appliques to be glued or stitched.
  4. Fill bed loosely with batting and turn in remaining seam and hand stitch closed.
Patterns, Templates and Printables

Download a free SVG file for your Cricut or other cutting machine.svg-cutting-file

Click on a pattern below to open it in a new window to print


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