A cat is an animal that prefers to spend most of its life lying down. Considering this feature of pets, the trading network offers many models of comfortable beds. But the owner is quite capable of making an equally comfortable bed for his pet with his own hands.
How to make the simplest cat bed
The easiest way to build a couch is in a box or old suitcase. The sides of the container will limit the space and make it more comfortable. This bed is made in the form of a mattress with a soft filler. To sew it, you will need material that takes into account the characteristics of cats: they like to sharpen their claws and leave a lot of wool on the bed. Therefore, the fabric should be quite dense, but not fluffy. Satin, crepe, dense lint-free drape are best suited. As a filler, you can use expanded polystyrene granules, synthetic winterizer, foam rubber cut into small pieces.
Getting started - taking measurements. Using a measuring tape, measure the width and length of the box and cut out two canvases, taking into account the seam allowances (0.5-0.8 cm) and the height of the mattress (3-5 cm). The canvases are completely sewn on three sides, in the fourth, an opening is left for laying the filler. After stuffing, the gap is sewn up manually. If foam rubber or synthetic winterizer was used, the stove bench can be sewn in several places so that convex shapes are obtained: rhombuses, squares, circles. This will greatly decorate the product.
How to make a bed house
For the bed-house, you will need a sketch showing the desired dimensions. The pattern is done as follows: the perimeter of the end of the house is calculated: the starting and ending point is the ridge of the roof. This figure will correspond to the length of the canvas. Its width is the desired length of the house. Cut the canvas of the found size, taking into account the seam allowances.
The second canvas should be larger: it takes into account the thickness of the bed. To the first pattern, add the doubled required value (thickness of the bed), allowance for the seams and cut out the second part. Cloths are sewn together by attaching to each other on three sides. You should get a long bag.
It is turned onto the front side and the location of the walls of the house is marked on it. A filler is placed between them and sewn on. You will get a soft comfortable floor - directly the bed itself for the pet. Then proceed to the construction of the walls of the house. To do this, thick cardboard and filler are placed on both sides of the floor. Sew on these materials. The second wall is made in the same way.
For the roof, you can not use foam rubber (synthetic winterizer), cardboard will be enough. The opposite sides of the bed are sewn together. They should form the ridge of the roof. The house can be left pass-through or you can make a back wall for it.