CAT BED COVER
A quick change/wash cover for elevated PVC cat beds.
- NO sewing needed
- Quick and easy change with snaps
- Kittens can climb in the sides to get on the bed
Make 3 covers:
- One in action
- One in the laundry cycle
- One ready for action
DIY ELEVATED CAT BED COVER
Elevated cat/kitten PVC beds are everywhere. They are great but they become a lot easier to use when they have extra covers that you can quickly switch out. We use our snap-on covers with kittens that are messy or when there are medical issues that require clean bedding daily. The covers don't slip off and are easy to clean.
Here is a good website on how to make the actual elevated cat/kennel bed: University of Wisconsin
QUICK CHANGE COVER MATERIALS NEEDED
- 100% non fray polyester fabric, fleece/minky
- 8 plastic snaps, size 20
MEASURE THE TOP
Measure the full length and width of the bed top. Go from the outside of one corner piece to the outside of the opposing corner piece.
I made my bed fit the size of the litter boxes we are using.
CUT THE FABRIC
BEFORE you cut, add 8" to the length and width you just measured. This will be the overhang and will give you the 'room' you need to snap around the legs.
Cut the fabric.
ROUND THE CORNERS
The rounded corner is about 3".
I already did that in the previous photo but wanted to show the precise corner size.
ABOUT THE SNAPS
You need one male and one female snap for each corner. NOTE: both snap tops go into the right side of the fabric.
Placement for the snap tops, see photo:
1" inwards from the edge
5" from the corner.
The completed snaps will look like this on the wrong side of the fabric. One male and one female.
SNAP ON COVER, TADA!
Reach around each of the bed legs and quickly snap on your fresh elevated cat bed cover.
Make a few for each bed so you have some extras.