Ages ago, I spied a rather lovely dog bed with a flap on the top that meant the dog could climb underneath it for a little comfort & cover. We know terriers like to burry themselves and I think they were actually call Terrier Sacks (unfortunately that name conjures up all kinds of awful images of drowning puppies!!!).
It piqued an idea for a dog bed
With nothing more than a duvet (hypo allergenic in this case for Max’s skin) and a few metres of paw print fleece, I set about making my own version.
It couldn’t have been easier.
So for any one out there who might want to try the same, here it is in it’s most gloriously simple form.
Cut fleece and duvet to desired size (I based our JRT’s bed on about 700mm square)
You can either turn in raw edges of duvet along cut and zig zag edges (this is where I put the overlocking machine I have long lusted after back to the top of my wish list) or finish it with bias tape for a bit of extra rigidity
Sew up ends and sides of fleece (right sides facing) like a furry duvet cover
Attach duvet at each corner (still inside out – this will keep duvet from migrating in the wash)
Then turn right way (duvet is firmly fixed into corners so won’t have moved)
Turn in raw edges and hand sew the opening closed
Fold in half and hand sew the 2 side edges together (leaving end open for your pooch to clamber in)
A Pooch Pouch that is snuggly and cosy when it is cold and drafty.
My sis’s JRT is on holiday with us at the moment so we couldn’t miss him out. He absolutely loves his, his old bones love being toasty warm and he gets to hide away from all the insanity of a younger model nearby.
I think it might have to go home with him when he goes back to Norfolk.