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Sock Bed for Kitty



Here is a a way to recycle all those old fluffy worn out socks, the ones with a hole in the toe!  Make a sock bed to fit a cat or small dog. Your pet will love it!

Kitty Sock Bed


  • 4 pair of worn out fluffy socks (any color)
  • 1 yard + 2” of solid color felt (to match the main color used in socks)
  • Quilting thread to match
  • Thin quilt batting & cotton stuffing


  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Ruler


  1. Cut 2 - 18” circles out of the felt (can make larger for larger pets).
  2. Cut 1 – 17 ¾ “circle out of quilt batting.
  3. Stack the circles, felt on top, quilt batting in middle, felt on bottom. Sew a seam stitch around circumference of circles ¼” from the outer edge. Set aside.
  4. Lay each sock flat and cut 1 ½” off the toe* end. Leave the heel on, it helps curve the circle. Turn the socks inside-out, seam one cuff to the other lower foot area together mixing colors for a design, until all are joined and you have a long tube. Leave the end of the tube open for stuffing.
  5. Pin the tube to the edge of the felt circles about ¼ “ inside the circumference all the way around and sew the sock tube to the felt circles using quilting thread for a sturdy seam. Stuff the open end of the sock tube until solid and puffing up for a pillow for your pet. Sew the stuffing seam together and put in your pet. Your reward: Purrs or Wags!

*Toe End Sachets – fill the toe with dried rose, lavender, or magnolia petals wrapped inside a thin piece of batting and sew the open area together. Throw these in your drawers.

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Oct 16, 2014

I want to thank you for showing us how to do this.You also explain it very easy for me to understand. This is one that i will be doing. You will hear from me soon. Thanks!


Mar 1, 2014

This is simple yet brilliant idea. I am looking for pet related knit/sew projects to help raise funds for a local animal shelter where i volunteer.


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May 29, 2013

If you're making a bed for a cat, instead of making a sachet, take one of the toes and fill it with catnip and put it in the stuffing. Leave a velcroed opening on the bottom of the bed to change it out.


Oct 10, 2012

It's a great idea but what about an old towel for the middle? I was wondering bucause my dog s have long nails and dig in the beds to fluf them up they tear holes in them.so I fiugre they need something stronger.so could I use an old towel for the middleand the missmatched socks on the ends to make the top .


Sep 14, 2012

This would be a perfect use for some of the orphan socks where the washer has eaten the other one!


Jun 30, 2012

thats the way i like it ahuh ahuh


Apr 18, 2012

love this idea - I am going to make a small one for my guinea pigs!


Dec 23, 2011

what a great idea I have been looking for a simple pattern and here it is


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