My Henry is a digger!!
He does this to all his bed cushions – drives me nuts!!
So – this time we are going to have a bit of an experiment – and let’s just see.
I wanted to cover the front and back with a new layer of fleece. I considered filing in the hole in the cushion – but decided that if I did it would only fall out any way. So I laid out 2 layers of fleece and cut round the shape with about a 3″ over lap.
Normally when you knot fleece blanket – you are cutting flat – in a straight line. As I was working ‘in the round’ – with the way the edges sit unevenly – I cut the top layer – then the bottom layer as separate items
Work in small sections so that you don’t get too far out off pattern
I worked short knot tassels because the covered pad is going to sit into a bed with sides – normally I would have much longer tassels. Carry on working round the shape in small chunks – matching the cuts up as you go.
Work all the way round.
When all the edges are secure – I put it in his bed
I think that means he likes it
The challenge – to create a mat that you can take out and about. That is cosy and snug to sit and sleep on – is a recurring familiar presence when you have to have to be in an unfamiliar place – and is easy and light to carry about so that it is easy to do.
The result –
a super soft cuddle fleece on one side for coziness – strong polar fleece on the other for strength. Sandwiched between the outside fleeces is a layer of 4oz wadding – so the mat is lovely and warm – but still very light to carry. The mats are quilted round the edge to keep the wadding in place – the amount of quilting depends on the size of the mat – and the wrap around cotton herringbone handle is permanently attached – so you don’t lose it!
This will be available is a variety of sizes – each listing has the measurements on it – please check – and if you need a different size I can make it for you
This is my next project starting to come together – the reason I bought all the silky fleece.
Pet sleeping bags.
The front – the long side has the opening so that they can get in and out easily. with a bit of a graduation so they can find the way to the inside easily.
The outer is a very soft cuddle fleece – but fully lined with a contrast polar fleece for extra hard wearing when they do the circle dance.
This is the smallest size for cats and teacup/toy size/miniature dogs. They are so snuggly, cosy.
This is the back. The fold down contrast carries on round the bag at the same level so the edges 3 layers and are really strong.
Fully washable – just put in the machine on a cool setting – and give it a good shake – don’t iron or anything.
I will be working on the proportions for a medium size – that will be my Henry terrier size – next. Once I have cracked that – I hope to do a large one. I am also aiming to make these as just a blanket – with the silky fleece backed by the polar but flat – again in different sizes – just keep an eye open for the cutest patterns EVER – I am saving them so that I don’t mess it up and waste them!