Here are several different ideas for making a cozy dog bed (they’re nice for cats too), most are sewing patterns and tutorials but there are a couple DIY projects too. Many couldn’t be easier to make using minimal supplies (a few use repurposed items like sweaters and an old end table). Some of these have been featured previously on Tipnut and moved here for one handy project sheet.
Raised Bed : Raised pet beds help with both fleas (they live on the floor, and can only jump so high) and warmth.
Fleece Pet Cushion : Made with fleece and polyester stuffing, features fringed edges. Soft & cuddly for your furry friend!
Recycled Sweaters : Crochet pattern using old sweaters to make a cozy pet bed, uses the same technique as crocheting rag rugs.
Oval : Sew a stuffed oval bed with pillow sides that puppy can snuggle into, lots of pictures to walk you through making this.
Chic : Mattress has pillow sides with bows on each end, suitable for a 40 to 50 lb dog (resizable if needed). Pattern diagram can be downloaded (jpg file).
Cozy Quilted : Free pattern for making a round, patchwork pillow with a long zipper in the bottom seam for easy washing.
DIY Bed Project : Repurpose an old wood end-table by making it into a charming cat (or dog) bed.