A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Snooze Dog Bed


Today’s Handmade Holiday post is a Special Edition, featuring a project that was specially made for Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores to launch Pellon®’s line of Pet Bed Inserts. Who else could we possibly have asked to create such a special dog bed but Erin Erickson of Dog Under My Desk;). Erin is known for her easy-to-follow patterns and her well written blog featuring tips & tutorials, as well as for her two adorable yorkies.

Erin wanted to create a bed that featured a bit of appliqué (great opportunity to sneak in some EZ-Steam™ II) and also converted our insert into a boxed-corner bed. We love the fabric that she used and her appliqué would put any pup into a sleepy state (heck, it puts us into a sleepy state!)

The project is available as a tear sheet at select Jo-Ann stores, anywhere that our Pet Bed Inserts can be found. Just look for this:

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Erin’s pup Sammy is front and center on this one, so of course Sammy had to make a store visit… both to see her face in ‘lights’ and greet her adoring fans. From what we can tell, she fully approves of the Pet Beds and looks amazingly cute doing so;).





Want to make your very own Snooze Dog Bed, but can’t find the how-to in stores? You’re in luck — we’ve got the tutorial for you right here.


Snooze Dog Bed
Materials List
— 2 yards Main fabric – 40” wide quilting cotton
— 2 yards Lining fabric – 40“ wide muslin
— 1/4 yard or 1 fat quarter Contrast fabric for applique
— One Pellon® Pet Bed Insert, Large (27” x 36“)
— One crib size Pellon® Nature’s Touch® 100% Cotton Batting
— One package Pellon® EZ25S EZ-Steam™ II
— One 24” or longer nylon zipper
— Thread

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies
— Marking tools

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!



Want to learn more about these fabulous Pet Bed Inserts? Head on over to our website for more… They are available in Small (20″ x 30″) and Medium-Large (27″ x 36″).

[Pssssst. That handsome devil pictured on the Large package is my pup Sawyer! Love that guy!! Also, you can find the project instructions for the Traveling Pet Bed pictured on the front of the Small package right here on Jo-Ann’s site. Happy sewing!!}


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ErinEricksonWhen Erin started writing PDF sewing patterns, the name Dog Under My Desk just seemed appropriate. Her Yorkies really do sleep under her desk all day (and night) while she designs, endlessly prototypes, and photographs her bag patterns.

She’s a geek, which translates well into the sewing world. She likes the technical side of sewing – accurate seams, math, figuring out construction, taking thousands of pictures while creating PDF patterns and tutorials. All of those pictures and obsessively detailed
instructions help to make your project a success, whether you are still learning how to sew or have years of experience. And she promises, zippers are not scary!

Find Erin online:

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