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How to Make a Pet Bed Out of an Office Chair (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to repurpose an old office chair into a bed for a dog or cat.

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Create the Slipcover

Turn the chair back over and lay a blanket on top; start cutting the pieces to make the slipcover. Begin with the back and sides, leave the seat for later. Be sure to leave extra room when you cut — it is easier to cut off the extra fabric later.

Stitch the Back and Sides Pieces Together

Pin the pieces together and use embroidery thread to stitch the pieces together. We used a cross pattern to get a rustic look.

Cut and Attach the Seat

Once the back is secure, cut a piece of the blanket for the seat. Pin and stitch it to the sides and back.

Tie the Extra Fabric in the Back

Stitch two ties on the back to pull the back fabric together and make a bow.

Personalize the Chair

On the felt, draw and cut out letters to spell out your pet's name. Use a hot-glue gun to adhere the letters onto the slipcover. Make sure to get all the edges.

Make Sure It Is All Secure

Tuck the bottom of the slipcover underneath the chair, if necessary; use hook-and-loop tape on the underside of the chair to hold the slipcover in place.

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