I recently made this DIY lavender dog bed for our sweet Daisy, and promised on Instagram I would share the tutorial.
Daisy’s dog bed is made of a base, filled with lavender, and a slipcover.
Here is the step-by-step tutorial:
For this project, I recycled an old curtain from Ikea from which I removed the grommets.
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.
Fill in generously your dog bed base with the filling of your choice. I used some poly-fil fiber bought on Amazon.
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!
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!
Happy crafting, friends, and make sure you tag us on Instagram (@FrenchByDesign) so Daisy and I can see your awesome creations! Xo, Si-
Photography Siham Mazouz for French By Design ©