Thursday, February 26, 2015

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT

A few years ago we got our dog, Matilda.  Like most dogs, she tends to shed hair and it gets all over her bed and everything else.  To help prevent us having to wash her bed all the time, I decided to make a little pillowcase to go over her dog bed.  It is super fast and we haven't had to replace her bed in a year or so.  So I thought, why not share.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
Materials Needed:
2 yds of fabric
1 ft of velcro
thread
dog bed

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
First, measure your dog bed include the "puff" of the pillow. Then add 1 inch on all sides.  I like to have lots of room to put the pillowcase over the bed.  It helps to keep it from being to tight.  Take your measurements and cut your fabric.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
Now sew 3 of your sides together. I used the false flat felt seam. This makes it so my raw edges don't show at all. LOVE IT! You can zig-zag or serge. Whatever you want.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
Now that your sides are sewn, take the open side and iron down about 1/2" all the way around.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
Then iron down again about 1 1/2"-2". Make sure it is even all the way around.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
Sew it down on the bottom edge.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
It will look a bit like this when your finished.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
Now the velcro! You could totally put in a zipper, but I like velcro.

My great husband pointed out I could have saved velcro by placing the open end on the short side.  Of course this was after I was all done.  I told him I totally picked the long side on purpose because it was easier to get the bed in the pillowcase.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT

I decided to place about 2" pieces of velcro 5-6" apart across the bottom.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
A little trick I picked up, if you don't want to pin the velcro to sew...glue it! You can use craft glue or hot glue. they both work. Just don't use too much and make sure it is dryish before you sew.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT


When you sew the velcro you'll sew it down in a box with an X through it. This keeps it in place and gives it more strength.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
Once you're done, stuff that bed inside and you have yourself a removable, and washable bed pillowcase.

DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT
Isn't it cute!
DIY Dog Pillowcase Tutorial for TBT

I'd give you a great shot with my dog laying nicely on her new bed, but well, this is about as cooperative as she is. 
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1 comment:

  1. I should. I do need to make covers for their beds during the day. Another project for my list!

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