Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bella's House

You may remember me mentioning last week that I had bought some fleece to make a pad/bed for Bella, my chocolate lab's, crate (aka Bella's "house")  Well, this must be the first time I have EVER bought fabric for a project one day, and actually completed the project the very next day!

Check out Bella's new, comfy, and colorful space!

Seriously the simplest thing ever!  The entire project took less than a half hour and all I did was...

1)  Measure and cut a piece of fleece a few inches shorter than the length of the crate and about double the width

2)  Folded it in half (with right sides of fabric facing in), and sewed the bottom and side seams closed

3)  Cut four pieces of batting slightly smaller than my fabric, turned my fabric inside out, and inserted the batting into the fabric

4)  Sewed the end closed, and then sewed all the way around the rectangle about two inches in to secure the batting in place

Now Bella can be comfortable and stylish - thank goodness!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!


AVinNYC said...

Oooh- that turned out so cute! You have the luckiest puppy in the world! :)

LollyChops said...

Awwwww! Hi Bella! Love your new crate pad!

HUGS Joanne!

Maiden Jane said...

Aww, what a spoiled dog! Nice job sewing!

Caroline said...

SO cute--it turned out really nice! Bella is adorable and deserves every single bit of it. :)

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Bella is so cute. Nice project Joanne.

Bridget said...

labs are the BEST. yours is adorable.