PROJECT: Recycled Cat Bed


for anyone with a couple of hours, likes sewing, and who has a cat

We love feedback from our followers, and we received this one recently. I thought it was quite an easy one for anyone with a couple of hours, likes sewing, and who has a cat. The credit goes to Steven Bishop for discovering it on, which is a really intelligent site for craft ideas and for healthy homemade food.
Elizabeth is a mum, secret wannabe adventurer, scientist-in-training, RNLI volunteer, crafter, ex-pat Canadian & quite possibly Britain’s most northerly food blogger. She also loves cats, and has four of her own from the rescue centre which is what inspired her to this comfy cat creation.

Does your pet need a new bed? Recycle your old sweaters

Homemade pet bed for your dog or cat. Minimal sewing ability required. This is the recipe

Time: 2 hours, including cutting up scraps for stuffing

-1 unwanted sweater
-2 terry towels or unused dishtowels or bath towels
-Scraps or cotton for stuffing

Cut your stuffing fabric into small pieces. Fold towels so that they are nearly the size you want the base of your pet bed. Layer with scrap stuffing if required. Baste the layers together in a rough oval shape.

Turn over the edges toward the inside of the circle and loosely sew in place. Place inside the body of the jumper.
Sew in place using some thick wool. Stuff the arms and neck area with scraps or cotton.

Arrange in a circular shape around the base area. Using a thread and needle, sew into place. If you use a matching thread you don’t have to worry about how perfect your stitches are. Embellish as desired!


Published by used2bee

Former shop owner, hairdresser and BIG recycled Art & Crafts fan. I love retro design, cool modern interiors, quirky handmade craft, breathtaking natural beauty and painstaking detail. These qualities are shown in my blogs and the products i make to sell.

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