Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Pinterest-Inspired DIY Cat Bed From an Old Sweater

on January 5, 2016

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a year full of happiness, good health and plenty of restyling!

I am one of those people who loves Pinterest for all of the wonderful ideas and creativity. I think it’s one of the best inventions out there for inspiration and learning. Although there are plenty of Pinterest “fails,” there are an overwhelming number of things that turn out just right.

This is one of them. My daughter recently adopted a kitten and brought it home over the holidays. I thought it’d be cute to make a little cat bed for her and I found this amazingly easy tutorial from You can find the original inspiration post here.

Start with a small, old sweater. I had this Polo Ralph Lauren that was a little small for me and simply followed the directions for sewing across the top close to the collar to make a casing for the stuffing, inserting the batting and pillow and sewing the sleeves together.



The result? A cute little DIY cat bed. Lana seems to like it. Now if only we could get our dog and her cat to get along life would be so wonderful!





2 responses to “Pinterest-Inspired DIY Cat Bed From an Old Sweater

  1. Elise says:

    I’ve seen this old sweater DIY cat bed going around, but the thing I love the most is how different each one looks from the other depending on which sweater you use. Love your choice!

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