We've never bought any sort of bed for him. He gets a folded up blanket on the floor. We do this so that I can periodically toss it in the washer. You can't do that with carpet, hence the blanket.
a here and thought that it would be perfect for him. Plus, I could wash the cover AND the pillows. (See "Washing Pillows")
Here's the result:
I think he looks happier. My husband says he doesn't really care 'cause he's a dog. I think I'm right.
I've got details on how I made this bed but I need to warn anyone who actually measures when they sew and believes in using patterns. I don't. This was an especially bad toss-together job and it may make you cry. If you want better directions, click on the link that I got my idea from. She sews a lot better than I do.
First, gather your materials. I had some icky king sized pillows that we no longer use (they're huge) and I thought three would be a great size for the bed. I found a blanket that was falling apart on the edges and an old sheet.
(My measuring job. . . want it a little wider than the three pillows.)
Sew your front to your back.
Flip it right-side out and then sew the lines dividing the pillows. It's like you are making individual pillowcases for the pillows.
If I do it again:
1) I'd make it a LOT smaller.
2) I would measure. . . or at least line things up a little better.
3) I'd make sure I had plenty of needles for the sewing machine OR I wouldn't play with the fancy stitches. The dog probably doesn't care that I used a stitch that looks like pine trees down the back of the bed.
4) I might actually use pillowcases and just sew them together. No fancy stitches.