Saturday, 9 November 2013

How I made my cat a jumper bed Tutorial


Wally testing his new bed


Old wooly jumper


  Turn inside out and sew up neck opening



 Turn to right side.  Pin then sew across below arms 




  Stuff tube formed by arms and jumper top
I washed an old pillow at 60 degrees to clean it
 I cut it open and used the Stuffing for my Cat Bed 
  Folding back the arms makes this job easier to do


  Outer ring of bed now stuffed


Put one cuff inside the other to join circle
Pin, tack then oversew edge. Remove tacking stitches


 Put a small pillow or stuffing inside the jumper to make a base




Close hem and pull up thread to gather a little to round off


Turn over and pin base around edge


Oversew base to outer ring 




Complete.  Now I must find one of our four cats to test it !
Our Spaniel has tested it already  :-)


28 comments:

  1. Marion this is a great idea, I must try it out, I am sure our cat would love to have one too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sue.

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    1. Toddy would love you to make one Sue. Marion x

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  2. Looks a very cosy bed for the cat, I think I could snuggle up quite comfortably in something like that.
    Love your smiley oranges in your profile picture, they make me smile.
    Thank you for your nice comment on my AEDM post.

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    1. I wish I could fit in it too Jez It is very soft and cosy. Our Spaniel likes curling up in it. Marion x

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  3. What a great idea. Wally looks so cozy.

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    1. Thanks Shirley. Will you be making one for Wilberforce ? It is big enough for a medium size Dog so Charlie uses it too. Marion x

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  4. What a great idea for a cat bed! Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Jeannette. Marion x

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  5. Brill.... & nice to see you on here again - it's been a while. xx

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    1. Thanks Jo. This has been on my Project list so long and it was finished in an hour ! Marion x

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    1. Thanks Jos. If you have a Cat it is very quick to make one. Marion x

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  7. fantastic idea!! I'm off to raid my husband's jumpers now

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    1. If you make one Shirl please email me a photo. I am thinking of starting a Flikr page for them if I can work out how to. Marion x

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  8. Wow - this is a super idea. I know my kitties would love something of this nature. Thanks so much Marion for the tutorial. Hope you are doing well. I have been falling behind in keeping up with my blogs...hope I can spend more time visiting. Take care.

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    1. Our cats love it Debbie. it was very quick to make. Marion x

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  9. How wonderful! Spoiled animals, eh? Love it.

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    1. I must admit our animals are spoiled Nancy. They have us twisted round their little fingers....paws ! Marion x

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  10. What a great idea, I think my cats would love to have a bed like this!

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    1. They are so quick to make they could have one each Annet. I hope you make a few for them. Take care now. Marion x

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  11. I can't thank you enough for this tutorial and pattern idea! I was needing to make 2 of these but I kept looking for crochet patterns but this will be more substantial and lots faster for Christmas! Plus, economical as I think I might have at least one already and if not the Thrift Store is truly "thrifty"! Your pattern is a gift in itself! Thank you again so much!

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    1. I would love to see your Cat Bed when it's finished Sam. They really are quick and easy to make. Marion x

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  12. Hi, would you mind if I featured this tutorial on my new crafting community blog I am setting up?
    Thanks
    Hannah Smith

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    1. You are welcome to link to my Tutorial Hannah and good luck with your new Craft Blog. Marion x

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  13. this is brilliant

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  14. What a great recycling idea !!!!!! I am sure your cats will love it !!!!!! I love your blog - so many clever ideas !!!!!!!
    greetings
    Niki

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Any comments are greatly appreciated. Marion x