18 . 07 . 20

How To Stuff A Dog Bed Yourself

How To Stuff A Dog Bed Yourself

We all know that dogs have an incredible sense of smell. Ours certainly see the world via their noses. Sometimes it seems there is no better place to lie than on the laundry. And my socks go missing.

That's why we've made a range of Stuff It Yourself dog beds.

Stuff It Yourself dog beds have been designed so that you can stuff them with your old clothes and bedding.

This way your dog will be laying on a bed that smells of their favourite person in the whole world:

make a dog bed

No more stolen socks. No more losing your seat in front of the TV. Less anxiety when you pop to the shops. Your pooch gets to literally be with you all the time.

A dog bed that smells incredible:

stuff it yourself dog bed

1 - We provide the dog bed skins made from a variety of thick soft natural fabrics.

2 - You stuff it with your old bedding and jumpers.

3 - They snooze the day away on probably the best dog bed ever.

The bliss of a dog bed that smells of you:

stuff it yourself dog bed for a cockapoo

Here are instructions on how to to stuff a dog bed yourself:


Our dog bed sizes are generous so bulkier items will fill your dog bed quicker. Duvets, pillows, jumpers and blankets are ideal, although anything soft will do the trick.

Soft blankets are a suggested good Stuff It Yourself dog bed filler:

how to stuff a dog bed

Below is a rough guide to the volume of stuffing you will require for your Stuff It Yourself dog bed:

XS : good for a Jack Russell or Border Terrier : the central cushion will take a couple of pillows, for example, and the bolster a small size duvet rolled up and shoved right in.

SMALL dog bed size : good for a Dachshund or Frenchie : the small bed central cushion takes 8 or 9 jumpers or similar and the bolster takes about 9 blankets - or equivalent - so that it stays firm and comfy.

About 8 jumpers and sweatshirts will fill a small size central cushion:

how to stuff a dog bed cushion

MEDIUM size : good for Cockapoos and Corgis : a medium sized dog bed will take, for example,  a king size duvet in the bolster and 4 or 5 pillows in the central cushion.

LARGE size dog bed : good for Labradors and Boxers : the L size central cushion will take 10 blankets and the bolster 5 sleeping bags or the equivalent.

Blankets are a good filler for a Large dog bed:

stuff a dog bed yourself

XL : suitable for big dogs : we suggest large, bulky, soft items to fill a XL dog bed, mhe bolster will take a couple of old duvets and a few pillows and a big stack of old jumpers would fill the central cushion.


Take time to push the stuffing right to the edges and tightly in.

The cushion has a central pin stitch to help your dog form an indent, as they do from instinct, as they would in the wild. Stuff around the pin stitch.

Shake and plump when full.

A denim central cushion stuffed with old jumpers:

dog bed cushion


Shove the first piece of stuffing right down to the opposite end of the dog bed. Pack the next pieces of stuffing in as tightly as possible. Then stuff the bolster from either side.

Stuff the dog bed bolster bit by bit keeping things as firm as possible:

shove the dog bed stuffing in


A stuffed denim cushion and a stuffed denim bolster ready to be assembled:

stuff it yourself dog beds

Simply place the cushion in the bolster and making sure it sits firmly in place:

how to stuff a dog bed yourself

STEP 5 : TO WASH, CHOOSE A SUNNY DAY to disassemble, machine wash skins at 40 and stuffing as appropriate, air dry and reassemble.

We have a range of Stuff It Yourself dog beds available in sizes from XS to XL and a variety of thick soft natural fabrics, for the best sleep surface.

A small size Stuff It Yourself denim dog bed fully assembled:

denim stuff it yourself dog bed

An oval shaped dog bed with a raised bolster allows your dog to adopt any sleep position, curl up cosily or stretch out fully supported.

The dog bed skins comprise two parts : a cushion and bolster, the central cushion is removable for easy turning and vacuuming. The dog bed skins are made from a selection of soft thick cotton corduroys or a durable Stuff It Yourself denim dog bed which will gently fade with use.

Stuffing a Stuff It Yourself grey dog bed made from thick soft cotton corduroy:

stuff your own dog bed