DIY Lavender Dog Bed by Siham Mazouz for FrenchBydesign

DIY Lavender Dog Bed

I recently made this DIY lavender dog bed for our sweet Daisy, and promised on Instagram I would share the tutorial.

DIY Lavender Dog Bed by Siham Mazouz for FrenchBydesign

If you remember my throwbed or pillowcase tutorial, then you’ll see how simple this dog bed version is for your furry companion….

Daisy’s dog bed is made of a base, filled with lavender, and a slipcover.

Here is the step-by-step tutorial:

DIY Lavender Dog Bed by Siham Mazouz for FrenchBydesign

For this project, I recycled an old curtain from Ikea from which I removed the grommets.

DIY Lavender Dog Bed by Siham Mazouz for FrenchBydesign

Reverse your fabric, sew a rectangle of the length and width of your desired mattress size using your sewing machine. Make sure to leave one opening in the middle of the length of your rectangle [approximately 7″ opening].

Put your fabric back on the right side, using the opening you left unstitched. Process slowly and be careful not to rip the fabric [or stitching] apart while doing so.

DIY Lavender Dog Bed by Siham Mazouz for FrenchBydesign

Fill in generously your dog bed base with the filling of your choice. I used some poly-fil fiber bought on Amazon.

DIY Lavender Dog Bed by Siham Mazouz for FrenchBydesign

Check and “test” the firmness of your dog bed as it will lose some of its original thickness. Also add some dried lavender flowers Before final stitching,

Lavender is known to be a parasite repellent, so your companion won’t have to share its bed with unwanted bugs, and will smell fancy after every nap!

DIY Lavender Dog Bed by Siham Mazouz for FrenchBydesign

Now it’s time to make the dog bed slipcover. It’s the same tutorial as the pillowcase I shared a few months ago. Simply follow the steps from that post.

For miss Daisy, I made a winter slipcover (the shaggy version) as well as a warm weather one (in chinoiserie fabric!). When needed, I simply clean the slipcover in my washing machine.

To revive the lavender properties, I often lay the bed base in the sun for a few hours. It always does the trick!

DIY Lavender Dog Bed by Siham Mazouz for FrenchBydesign

Happy crafting, friends, and make sure you tag us on Instagram (@FrenchByDesign) so Daisy and I can see your awesome creations! Xo, Si-

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