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6 No-Sew Cat Bed Patterns and Plans You Can Make Today

Rachael Gerkensmeyer

By Rachael Gerkensmeyer

orange cat sleepin at the food of the bed

While cats do enjoy being active and exploring, one of their favorite things to do is sleep. In fact, felines are known for sleeping for anywhere from 15 to 20 hours a day!1 So, as a cat parent, you likely want to provide your furry family member with as much comfort as possible. One great way to ensure that your cat is comfortable is to make them a cool bed to snooze on.

There are many ways to make a cuddly cat bed, but some plans require things like sewing machines and obscure materials. We think that it should be easy to make your cat a bed anytime that you want, so we have put together a list of no-sew cat bed patterns and plans that you can use to make your own DIY cat bed today.

Top 6 No-Sew Cat Bed Plans & Patterns:

1. Easy No-Sew Cat Bed

Materials: Polar fleece, polyester batting
Tools: Scissors, ruler
Difficulty Level: Easy

This is a plush no-sew cat bed that rivals any that you will find on the market. It is fluffy, soft, cute, and easy to make. You can pick the color and design of the material to be used, and while the plans call for fleece material, any will do. The plans can be customized to create any size of bed that you want. The bed can be put on the floor, on a table, or even at the end of your own bed.


2. Universal No-Sew Animal Bed

Materials: Two colors of fleece, a piece of memory foam
Tools: Scissors, measuring tape, pencil
Difficulty Level: Easy

Whether you have just one cat, a few cats, or both cats and dogs, this universal no-sew animal bed is a great option to consider. It can be made as small or as big as you like. Since memory foam is involved, you can expect the bed that you make for your furry friend to last. This project is easiest to complete when a partner is there to help you tie it all together.


3. No-Sew Teepee Cat and Small Dog Bed

Materials: Fabric, four sticks, decorative thread, hot glue
Tools: Scissors, hot glue gun, tape measure
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This cute teepee bed pattern is moderately easy to make and can accommodate cats of all sizes, as well as small dog breeds. You need a few sticks, fabric, and a glue gun to put this thing together, but the result should be a sturdy and functional piece of furniture that your kitty can call their own. It takes time for the hot glue to dry, so patience will be required if you want to tackle this project in one go.


4. No-Sew Fleece Cat Blanket

Materials: Two pieces of fleece in different designs
Tools: Scissors
Difficulty Level: Easy

Nothing but fleece (or another kind of fabric) is necessary to create a cozy blanket for your cat to lounge around on. These plans are like many other fleece plans, but no stuffing is required. This is the kind of kitty bed that can be packed up and taken on vacation, thrown in the washing machine when necessary, and placed anywhere in the home without taking up too much space.


5. DIY Pom Pom Cat Bed

Materials: Yarn, a rug canvas, felt, hot glue
Tools: Scissors, hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Moderate

What cat would not want to lounge on a pom pom bed? This DIY pom pom cat bed is straightforward but takes a while to complete because you must create each pom pom by hand before attaching them to a rug canvas to complete the bed. Choose yarn colors to match your home’s décor or go wild and utilize bright orange and yellow colors instead. The choice is yours when completing this DIY project!


6. No-Sew Pet Bed With Cardboard Bolsters

Materials: 1/8” MDF, 3 yards of fleece, 4” thick craft foam, duct tape, a cardboard shipping tube, staples
Tools: Staple gun, scissors, sharp knife
Difficulty Level: Moderate

If your cat tends to prefer bolster beds, this no-sew pet bed plan is for you. While more complicated than the other plans on this list, you can get this project done in less than a day from start to finish. These plans are flexible, so feel free to add more padding to the base or to create a different base design or size. This one can be used for both cats and small dogs, which is a bonus if you live in a multi-pet household.

Final Thoughts

Why spend a ton of money on cat beds from the store when you can use just a few materials to make your own amazing beds that your kitty is sure to love? With the plans outlined here, you should have no problem finding an option that fits your style and meets your cat’s needs. Don’t have much time to spare? No problem! Some of the ideas on this list are so easy to make, you’ll be done within an hour. Have more time to work on a DIY project? We have you covered. Some of the more in-depth plans on this list are easy to make yet require a little time and patience, but the results are always amazing.

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