The Purr-fect Homemade Cat Bed

Are you wondering what to do with old sweaters? Keep your animal friends comfortable by making this homemade cat bed out of a sweater and cotton scraps.

| October/November 2014

I saw a photo on Facebook that suggested turning an old sweater into a homemade cat bed, and I immediately thought of the purple 1980s sweater I had bought at a thrift store for the lovely, big purple buttons on it. I decided to convert the sweater into a cat bed and my cat, Izzy, adores it.

The bed only took about two hours to make, including the time to cut up fabric scraps for stuffing. You’ll only need a minimum amount of sewing experience to complete this simple project.


• Fabric scraps (for stuffing)
• 1 unwanted sweater
• 2 old towels
• Wool thread
• Needles
• Scissors


1. Cut your fabric scraps into small pieces.

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