DIY – Sweatshirt Pet Bed

Does ysweatshirt-pet-bedour pet need a nice cozy space to watch their favorite awards show or Netflix binge? Do you want to buy a new pet bed, but have yet to find one you love? Why not make one! It’s easy and fun, and it is a great way to keep your favorite sweatshirt going strong (plus your pet will love that it smells familiar).

It involves an easy sewing stitch that only shows on the bottom of the bed.  All you need is an old sweater/sweatshirt of your choice. Keep in mind that the bed size you want will also determine the sweater size you need. Make sure you have enough sweater to go around!

Thanks to for inspiring this!


  • Scissors
  • Thick thread/yarn
  • Thicker sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Old Sweatshirt
  • Old blanket or something with stuffing you can use for filling sleeves
  • A pillow
  • A piece of fabric to use to cover where sleeves meet


pet bed steps






Turn your sweatshirt inside out. Gather the edges of the collar and sew them with a thread or use a sewing machine if you want it faster. Leave a small piece open.





Stretch the sweatshirt with pins and mark a straight line from one armpit to the other. Sew, joining the front and back of the grid, following the path. Remove the pins.




Put the sleeves along the body of the sweatshirt and pin to the sides (as shown on the picture). Leave the cuffs without sewing them.






Insert acrylic blanket, foam or even chopped leftover fabrics through the cuffs to form the edges of the bed.






Fill the belly of the sweatshirt with cushion stuffing or a pillow.





Sew together the bottom of the sweatshirts edges to seal the pillow inside.





Join the cuffs sewing them together.





Take one piece of other fabric and put it around the cuffs so that it would cover the sewed part. Sew it with a regular stitch and turn it inwards.





Now call over your dog to enjoy his new cozy bed!




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