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5 Awesome DIY Cat Bed Plans: No Sew (with Pictures)

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Is your cat always on the prowl for the perfect place to curl up and take a nap? Of course, you answered yes. Isn’t that what cats do? As a cat owner, choosing a pet bed at your local pet store can become quite expensive. With prices constantly on the rise, the idea of saving a bit of money by letting your creativity shine is something more people are trying. If you want to give your cat a cozy bed and avoid learning to be a seamstress, these 5 awesome DIY cat beds have no sewing involved and are a great project to tackle.

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The 5 Awesome No Sew DIY Cat Bed Plans:

1. No-Sew Easy Cat Bed

Materials: No pill, polar fleece, or blizzard (Roughly a yard), and Polyester batting
Tools: Fabric scissors and a ruler
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This no-sew easy cat bed is right up your alley if you’re a beginner. You’ll make your kitty a cute and comfy place to sleep while having the opportunity to take pride in your own work. All you need is the fleece of your choice, batting, scissors, and a ruler. You can adjust the size and colors of this bed without much issue to make it the perfect bed for your feline pal.


2. Reversible No-Sew Cat Bed

Materials: ½ yard of fleece, batting or poly-fill
Tools: Fabric scissors and a ruler
Difficulty Level: Beginner to advanced beginner

You may expect this reversible no-sew cat bed to be difficult, but with just a few materials, your cat will be thanking you for your craftsmanship. With easy-to-follow directions, this project can be tackled by beginners. Using different cuts of your material, a cat bed that is not only reversible but also has raised sides to avoid issues with your kitty falling off is the end product.


3. No-Sew Cat Tent

Materials: Medium t-shirt, 2 wire coat hangers, 15×15 piece of cardboard, safety pins, and tape
Tools: Wire cutters or pliers to clip the coat hangers
Difficulty Level: Beginner

You may not consider a cat tent a cat bed, but we’re sure your cat will. Having a place they can snuggle and hide away from the world is heaven to most kitties. With only a handful of materials, most easily found around your home, you can spend an evening doing something fun with the kids that will be beneficial to your feline. Luckily, this project is not time-consuming. If your cat doesn’t like it, you haven’t wasted tons of money and time.


4. Easy Cat Box

Materials: Fabric of choice for outside of the box, box, glue, modge podge, and batting
Tools: Scissors
Difficulty Level: Beginner

If your cat is a fan of boxes, making their bed in one may be the best idea you’ve had. This simple cat box bed is easy to make and only requires a few basic items. You can choose your preferred material types and colors to give your cat a bed that is loyal to its personality.


5. Cat Teepee

Materials: 5 wooden dowels, jute twine, drop cloth, hot glue, and blanket
Tools: Scissors, hot glue gun, drill
Difficulty Level: Advanced

For cats who love snoozing in hidden areas, this teepee cat bed is a creative answer. With a little know-how when it comes to power drills and glue guns, you can get this cat bed together in an afternoon. Once finished, simply pop the blanket inside for your pet a cozy place to lay. The directions for this teepee are easy to follow and will give you a sense of pride once completed.

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Final Thoughts

These 5 awesome DIY cat beds are convenient ways to get your kitty a comfortable sleeping area for those who aren’t pros when it comes to sewing. Each of these projects is fairly low-cost and can make great get-together activities for the entire family, including your pet. Choose the one you feel is best suited for your feline friend and try creative ways of making it your own. You’ll get just as much enjoyment out of them as your kitty.


Featured Image Credit: Matthew Manuel, Unsplash

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