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Dog Bed with Gold Leather Handle

Did you know September is National Sewing Month?!  Yeah, me either... But I do now thanks to Jo Ann Fabrics & Waverly Fabrics.  They have challenged bloggers to create something creative for their Waverize It! Campaign using new fall releases of their fun fabrics.  After receiving my mystery box I was pleased to open a fresh floral called Shi Shi & decided to pair it with this old belt... Say What?!

Yes.  A Gold Leather Belt that has been sitting in our closet for, well, years.  Thinking it better suited towards the cause of a new project rather than collecting dust in our closet I reinvented this fun piece of fabric & scrap of leather into a sweet dog bed for our deserving girl Indiana (Indy for short...)

I think she loves it.  

Y'all know that I am not a seamstress, nor do I play one on TV.  I dabble in sewing & know just enough to get the job done.  I put our 1921 Singer Featherweight to work & built up the courage to attempt my first ever box cushion.  While I have not perfected the technique I am pretty proud of my attempt & thrilled with the fact I didn't jack up the machine (probably just jinxed myself there!)  

Knowing I couldn't simply make a floral box cushion & be done with it, I added a gold leather handle that makes it a little edgy & tough.  Just like our fluffy girl.  She has attitude.  I attached the original rivets using some glue & the handle is velcro'd on so I can throw the cover in the wash.  She is a dog after all.  The bed needed to be functional too.

Isn't she cute?!

Now it's your turn.  JoAnn Fabrics & Waverly want you to Waverize It! too!!

Create any unique sewing project using Waverly Fabric this month & submit your project to win 30 Yards of Waverly Fabric & a $250 JoAnn's Giftcard!!!  Nice right?!  Not a bad way to celebrate National Sewing Month & Waverly's 90th Anniversary.

Good luck & get sewing!

The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Waverly campaign. I received fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for this project; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.

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  1. It's beautiful - but Oh that face!!!!!!!!!
    Looks like she loves her bed as much as I do lol

  2. So stinkin cute! What a great idea. I am not a sewer nor do I play one on tv either, but I too dabble in it when I am desperate.

  3. Absolutely adorable! Indy too ~ :) I think she must really enjoy napping there.


  4. The handle definitely cuts through the sweetness of the fabric and really modernizes it! Great job, lady...what a fun challenge! I'd say you've got some pretty good sewing skills there!

  5. Thank you for the idea, I too have many old belts waiting to be useful, my dog Willow will be thrilled with this

  6. I've made a few beds for my pup too, but I'm still trying to figure out how to get him to stop chewing them up so I don't have to make a new one every 4 months! lol

  7. Cutest/Glamest dog bed ever! If only I could get my dog to use his bed...

  8. Absolutely love it! So cute and classy….just like all your projects!
    House on the Way

  9. Adorable! And your dog? I need to know her breed, please. SO CUTE!

  10. Wow - that dog bed knocks all others out of the park. Its actually aesthetically pleasing, for a change!

    Thanks for showing me something original - love it when that happens!

  11. So adorable! That would be great for my cats too. Love the handle detail.

  12. perfection as always! Love the use of an old belt.

    my husbands closet is no longer safe

  13. So cute! I love that idea with the old belt! but i'm dying of the name of that fabric, shi shi. mommas and aunties here in Hawaii ask the littles if they need to "go shi shi!" it means go potty ;-) too funny

  14. Love it, & Indy too! My Sam looks just like Indy & I'm sure he would love one also but maybe in strips!!

  15. I'm thinking my lazy dog needs one of those too! I'm pretty sure I have a belt in the donate pile I can recycle.

    FYI - I've featured you on my Friday Five this week!

  16. I love this! The fabric looks awesome with the gold.

    By the way, I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a gorgeous turquoise necklace. You might like it!

    Annie XO

  17. Too cute and very creative! I am on the hunt for a nre bed for my fur they need leather handles!

  18. That bed is awesome!!! I would love to make one for our Great Dane, but the pillow is her favorite toy. When she's not sleeping on it, she lays beside and chews it for hours. Weird, I know. Those leather handles are amazing, though!

  19. What an adorable idea! I was actually looking for stylish home office furniture options but this is such a super cute idea, I may have to make one for my doggie when I get another one! Thanks for sharing your cute doggie bed, and your pooch is so cute too!


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