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Old 12-30-2012, 06:14 AM
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I see that a lot of you love these dog beds... But they seem a bit pricey.
It looks like maybe I could make them out of faux fur from the fabric store?
Do they have velcro or any stuffing?
What is it that you love most about them?
Thanks for any help or advice.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:43 AM
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Hey there

No velcro, no stuffing.
You can definitely make one yourself, I would think you just cut out two
ovals, then sew them together so it's "doubled".

All four of my pups like them, I think they are just cozy to snuggle on/in.
Here are some pictures of my gang enjoying them. If you want I can take
some pictures of the actual snuggle sac tomorrow, so you could better see
how it's made.

It can be used as a thick mat to lie on...




...or under...


Or a sac to cuddle in...



The thicker the fabric, the stiffer it'll be once placed as a sac, so faux fur
should work great imo. I have something similar but out of a light fleece,
and I don't like it as a snuggle sac, because when you try to make the
"cup/sac" form, it just falls, unlike the Tiger Dreamz ones that are thick
so they stay in the cup/sac form. Hope this makes sense, it's almost 3am
here, I'm getting up at 4am, so I'll get back at you tomorrow with pics of
the actual bed if you like. Take care!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:50 AM
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Oh dear god... Now i need a basenji too! Your dogs are awesome!
Thanks for the info... Its exactly what i am looking for. Im sure i could get dimensions from the website.
Ill keep you posted... It may be awhile as i have a few projects already waiting...
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Haha, Dee, there is no such thing as needing "one" Basenji...they thrive with
other Basenjis, so you must at least have two. I'm excited to see
what you come up with, please share your results if you make a bed. And
let me know if you need measurements or pictures, it's not a problem at all,
I'd take some now, but both beds are in the closet in our bedroom, where
tired hubby is currently sleeping, wouldn't want to wake up a redhead! lol

You got me curious, what other projects are you working on?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:41 PM
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LS,
I bought fleece and a pattern to make lil coats for Pico (who hates clothing of any sort) and I have the pattern and materials to make our daughter an owl purse (which was supposed to be done by Christmas but isn't even started yet)! All such fun projects... now to find the time!
In your pics I can see 2 basenjis and one chi. who is your fourth pup?
Thanks again for all of your help. I'm going to keep my eye on sales and coupons as the faux fur is $$.

Happy New Year!
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Faux fur is not cheap lol...the thin ones are as I have some in my collection but the thick ones are a good amount of money. Sewing cotton, fleece, fur is all different difficulties. To even sew layers of fleece is hard on the machine so if ur planning on sewing fur that is a "double" layer i wish u luck lol I still haven't gotten the guts to work on it...in fear I would break my machine...break my needle...or ruin the pricey fabrics.
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Pidge, there's different types of needles for sewing with diff types of textiles.
It does depend somewhat on your machine, but I have a 1946 Singer Featherweight and it can sew multiple layers of fun fur, and even leather with a leather needle!

It's not very complicated at all actually. The machine I have is commonly used in quilting as well which is also multiple layers of fabrics.
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I don't sew, so I can't offer much help in that area. But it looks like a pretty simple pattern for someone that can sew. I did look into buying faux fur to have some made by a friend of mine that sews. The good faux fur that is comparable to Tiger Dreamz is quite pricey. You can come across some pretty good deals on the Tiger Dreamz trundle beds here and there, and would probably cost you about the same to make it. A few of us have bought them for about $40. I'll look around and see if I can find any deals on the net. I'll post the link if I find any. You will love them, and so will your pups.

One of our Tiger Dreamz. This one was given to us as a gift from Lori.

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