House For Dogs With Their Own Hands
The easiest way is to use an old suitcase for this business. Along the edges for greater stability along the edges of the product, you can attach legs (from the old cabinet or simply purchase them in the furniture accessories section). Inside the suitcase you need to sew or pick up an existing pillow of suitable dimensions. As a filler, you can use a synthetic winterizer, which is sewn into a pillowcase made of thick fabric of suitable colors.
photo: Do-it-yourself dog house from old suitcase
You can sew and real houses, booths, soft and comfortable. You can choose the material for plating and decor, based on the characteristics of your room, and by fitting a thick leatherette handle to the house, you can easily transfer it from place to place.
photo: dog house
Having decided to sew a personal home for a pet, it is worth remembering a few nuances. It is better if the floor of the house is made not from foam or foam rubber, but from polyurethane foam – this material can repeat and memorize the contours of the dog’s body, it will be convenient for both puppies and older pets. The litter should be thick, but tightly tightened into the fabric cover: young dogs love to gnaw everything that gets on the tooth, so the foam will be a desirable prey for the puppy and a source of considerable problems for the owner. Make a house “for growth”, since young dogs grow very quickly, the area of the dwelling should correspond to the size of an adult pet.
If you have small children in your house, the frame for the house should be as durable as possible: kids can often use a dog’s “dwelling” as a chair or play space and accidentally injure an animal. The house should be in a secluded place, away from drafts. Do not position the structure so that the outlet is located against a wall or other obstacle that may interfere with the animal.
To create a complete dog house, you will need polyurethane foam or a hard sponge, a rug, pillowcases, velcro and, of course, sewing accessories.
- With the help of a measuring tape, take measurements from the dog in order to know what height and width to make a house. The dog should not just curl up in it the ball, but also stand tall and, if necessary, turn around its axis.
- Polyfoam upholsters the entire perimeter of the house, the length and width of each mat is determined by the measures that you take from the dog.
- Old pillowcases or cuts of waste tissue will be required in order to hide the foam from the teeth of the pet. The best option – these synthetic microfiber.
- On the floor, before covering polyurethane foam with a pillowcase, it is worth putting an oilcloth or other waterproof material – you will save the floor of the structure from unpleasant surprises.
- Velcro stitches are sewn to the pillowcases on the edges of the foam plastic plates: first make a marking, each Velcro should be placed for every 15 cm of fabric. After connecting the mats into a single house, you will receive a home for a dog with a floor, a ceiling and three walls.
- The entrance to the house can be both closed and open. You can make the entrance with a curtain of fine fabric, securing it on the same Velcro.
- After that, you can call your pet to try out a new abode. Put your favorite puppy toy or treat inside the house – this simple action will help you get comfortable.
You can make a house for a dog and on a different principle.
This is a half-open bed, quite comfortable and roomy. We offer you a pattern and a step-by-step master class on how to make a great pet house with your own hands.
When choosing a fabric for upholstery, give preference to dense materials – tapestry, microfiber and other things. You will need fabric, reps in the material, rope, foam rubber (thickness can vary, on average it is 3-4 cm).
Patterns are applied on millimeter paper and cut out mirror-symmetrically. For small dogs there is enough bottom, with a diameter up to half a meter.
The darts are sewn by hand “over the edge”, as are the back seams. The bottom pattern is embedded in the foam "roof", after which the parts are joined and stitched.
Two details are cut out of the monotonous fabric and tapestry: for interior and exterior upholstery, they are made mirror-symmetrical. Leave a seam allowance of 1-2 cm, then sew the darts (in the diagram, they are indicated by wavy lines). The seams are made 1 cm from the edge.
The upper seam is connected to the parts under the number 5 (blanks for interior decoration of the house). They are swept away, and a decorative edging is sewn to trim the bottom. From a monochromatic material under the color of the main cut out an oblique inlay, 3 centimeters wide. Cord invest in the folds of bake and zaschivyvayut as close as possible to the formed roller – it is best to use a paw for sewing in lightning. A piping is attached to the lower edge of the outer part of the finish, and the bottom of the house is tipped over.
The cover is put on the frame of foam rubber, carefully straighten all the details of the finishing fabric. The seam is located on the outer surface of the roof. All the details of the fabric are combined with elements of foam, so that there is no distortion, and then fixed manually. Round tapestry detail impose on the foam bottom and abrade.
The dart at the very end will be convex – it can be sent and leveled. Do not sew the inner bottom to the foam base – just tighten the fabric between other parts more tightly – you will greatly facilitate the care of the animal’s house. If you took a thicker foam rubber, adjust the pattern along the way, increase the allowances, but try not to leave the foam rubber in sight – very much dogs love to gnaw it. Such a house is a great option for small and short-haired dogs. Additionally, it can be insulated with artificial fur or padding polyester.
You can make the design easier – it will be a kind of house-tent. To do this, take two wire hangers and connect the rods crosswise. As a floor, you can take a pillow or a sheathed piece of foam rubber – the wire frame is attached to it with adhesive tape or adhesive tape. The fabric is stretched onto the frame, its edges are carefully tied and stitched.
photo: Hand-made dog house tent
photo: Another version of the tent house
Such a house will appeal to all four-legged pets: dogs and cats.
Another interesting and affordable option is to sew a dog bed. This is a summer version of the “bed”, which captivates with its comfort and at the same time, ease of manufacture.
photo: Place for the dog, made by hand
Start with measurements: determine the length and width of the product you need, as well as the height of the sides. For stuffing you will need a synthetic winterizer, for sewing – 2-2.5 meters of thick fabric. Cut out a large circle (two parts), this will be a useful area for your dog, conditionally divide it into 10-12 parts, tamp down with padding polyester. After that, cut out smaller circles, roll them up with a straw, fill them with padding polyester and sew around the perimeter of the main piece – they will serve as bumpers. However, you can go the other way: take unnecessary terry towels or an old sweater, cut it and just spread out around the perimeter, securely fixing and pre-stuffed with padding polyester. Additionally, you can make a special pad for the sun lounger and a special pad – then your pet will sleep even sweeter.
An elegant dog house can be made with your own hands and from a regular cage for carrying. You will need a dense and beautiful fabric, tape and buttons or ordinary velcro. The cuts for the inner and outer upholstery are stitched along the bottom and side sides, and then turned over onto the front surface and gently patch the non-stitched section. Sew a fabric around the perimeter of the cage ceiling, attach three walls to them with tape or velcro, the fourth wall will serve as the entrance to the cage – it should be free. Spread on the floor a dense pillow or foam rubber upholstered in thick fabric: the house for your pet is ready!
photo: House for dogs with their hands out of the cage