Most have you have met Rye, our Labrador Retriever. I learned really quick with labs that they shed REALLY bad. I have tried numerous pillows and crate pads, but his hair would not ever come out when washed. I found some pads that would be a better fit for Rye, but they were expensive. Making something yourself usually saves you money, so I created a easy, DIY crate (kennel) pad. It is a perfect project for a beginner sewer and it only takes around 30 - 45 minutes.
What you need:
* Foam Pad ( already had from camp)
* 1 yard 60 wide Nylon waterproof material (or how much you need for your size kennel)
Foam Pad found at Walmart or craft stores
First I measured by kennel and marked the measurements on the foam pad with a Sharpie.
Then I cut the foam ........ if you want the pad thicker, just double the pad and cut two pieces.
Nylon (flag) material I found at Joanne's Fabrics
Lay your pad on the material and cut to fit, with extra for seam allowance.
Then sew seams closed. (see arrows below)
I used adhesive Velcro I had on hand. After putting on, I sewed over to secure.
Put at the end of pouch so that you can close the crate pad cover. Insert your foam pad just like a pillow.
Here is the finished project! Took me 30 minutes!
Rye loves it.....and I love how easy it is to clean!