DIY Cat Bed Tutorial

Made From Your Old T-Shirts!

What cat wouldn’t love a handmade T-shirt pillow bed? Especially when it is one that their owner wore in the past.  Pets like to be close to their people and this bed will help comfort your cat even when you are away.



Old T-shirts

Pillow Stuffing (Poly-Fil)




Sewing Machine



cat bed 001Lay out your T-shirt.  Use the ruler to measure out the desired size of your pillow, leaving room for seam allowance. Mark your cut lines with a pencil.

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Cut both sides of your rectangle at once (front and back together).

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Turn right sides in (so the outsides are facing eachother) and pin together.

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Sew edges, leaving a few inches open to stuff.  I used a zig zag stitch because it is a stretchy material.

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Turn right side out and stuff through the hole you left open

 cat bed 006Hand stitch the hole closed

Give to Kitty, get Happy Cat!

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About Diana 75 Articles
Diana Jeanne is a creative and crafty mom who has been actively involved with Punky Moms for the last decade. Even though she moved around a lot as a kid she still considers herself a native Californian. She currently lives in Orlando, FL with her teenage son, husband and two Great Danes. She may work an office job but keeps her individuality with her under layer of bleached hair, half sleeves and back tattoos under her cardigan sweaters.


  1. Hi Diana,
    I love this! Would totally use it.. if only my cat would like to sleep on anything else than a bed. How did you get yours to do it?:)
    Great blog by the way.

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