Kitty Cat Bag Beds for Pampered Fur Babys!

I found a pic on Pinterest of some cat beds that were essentially just fleecy bags and thought my 'little darlings' would love them, they can curl up and let the sides drop around them, cosy!  In fact I think I might want one myself.

I've put together some instructions below on how I created mine, they are really simple to put together (and great for practising sewing curves!).  You could change the size to suit any sized pet.

Brilliantly, 'Meow' by Riley Blake has recently come in and I love it, just purrrfect for this little job.  I used plain antipill fleece for the lining, 80/20 4oz Wadding and a scrap plain piece for the base.

So the only 'in use' pic I have is Boo more kind of 'on it' than 'in it', but it had the desired affect.  She is..... erm, how do I put it delicately....  on the ample side of normal but she fits!

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 Cosy Cat Bag Beds

Make yourself a circular paper template for a 15 ¾” diameter circle

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 Cutting

From Wadding (I used a 4oz 80/20)

  • 17” x 50 ¼” for the sides
  • 15 ¾” Circle

From Fleece (I used a plain antipill)

  • 17” x 50 ¼” for the sides
  • 15 ¾” Circle 

From Outside Pattern (I used a plain piece for the circular bottom rather than waste the pattern where it wouldn’t be seen)

  • 17” x 50 ¼” for the sides
  • 15 ¾” Circle

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Sewing

Place the fleece lining for the sides right sides together and place the wadding for the sides over the top

Make sure you leave a gap for turning (3 to 4"), pin and sew the ends together to make a tube and sew

Fabric Shack Sewing Quilting Sew Fat Quarter Quilt Cotton Cat Bed Bag Cosy Fleece Antipill Riley Blake Meow Kitty Pussy Puss Comfy

Pin and sew the fleece and wadding circles on the bottom (still right sides together)

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Create the outer tube as you have the inner lining

Fabric Shack Sewing Quilting Sew Fat Quarter Quilt Cotton Cat Bed Bag Cosy Fleece Antipill Riley Blake Meow Kitty Pussy Puss Comfy  

Turn the outer, patterned fabric the right way round, keep the lining as it is (as it would be on the finished thing)

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Put the outer pattern tube into the lining tube.  The right sides of the fabrics should be against one another

Pin and sew around the top of the joined tubes

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 Turn the project through the hole you left in the lining (you did leave one didn't you?!)

Fabric Shack Sewing Quilting Sew Fat Quarter Quilt Cotton Cat Bed Bag Cosy Fleece Antipill Riley Blake Meow Kitty Pussy Puss Comfy

Sew closed your lining hole

Push the lining pieces into the outer fabric and there you go!

Fabric Shack Sewing Quilting Sew Fat Quarter Quilt Cotton Cat Bed Bag Cosy Fleece Antipill Riley Blake Meow Kitty Pussy Puss Comfy   Fabric Shack Sewing Quilting Sew Fat Quarter Quilt Cotton Cat Bed Bag Cosy Fleece Antipill Riley Blake Meow Kitty Pussy Puss Comfy


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