Sweet Dreams Pineapple

A pineapple is a regal fruit — after all, it does have a crown. It’s impossible not to think of a pineapple as a sweet and cheery fruit and the same sweet and cheery philosophy often applies to our pets too.

That’s why we wanted to make a cozy pet-bed for our pup that matched his sweet, cheery and regal personality. Using our, “if you dream it, you can make it” approached, the idea of our Sweet Dreams Pineapple bed was ‘grown’ and we think it suits our happy pup just perfectly!

Supplies (all available for purchase or ordering at your local sewing and crafting stores)

  1. EverSewn Sparrow25 Sewing Machine
  2. EverSewn Quilting Foot, Item# 321417008 
  3. Dog Base Pattern - Dog Napper, by Karen Massey/Southwest Denim Designs and More, Item# K106 (to make the bed base) 
  4. Bosal Dog Bed Foam, Item# BOSDB1
  5. In-R-Form Plus Double Sided Fusible 18" x58", Item# BOS49318
  6. *3 yds Dritz Boning - White 1/4" Item# D572-9 (optional)
  7. EverSewn Glass Head Pearl Pins #ES-CGPP
  8. EverSewn 6” x 12” Ruler #ES-QR
  9. EverSewn 45mm Rotary Cutter #ES-RC45
  10. PDF Download for Top Pineapple Pattern Pieces

Fabric for Pineapple only (does not include the fabric needed to complete the bed base)

  1. Main - 1 yd
  2. Lining- 1 yd
  3. Contrasting Fabric (pineapple crown) Fat Quarter

Cut:

  1. Main Fabric: Cut 2 sides, cut 1 back 
  2. Lining Fabric: Cut 2 sides, cut 1 back
  3. In-R-Form Plus: Cut 2 sides, cut 1 main, cut 3 crown 
  4. Contrasting Fabric: Cut 6 crown

Below are the instructions for making the top portion of the Pineapple Pet Bed.  Follow pattern Dog Napper, Item# K106, for completing the bed base.

Step 1: In-R-Form Plus Adhere In-R-Form Plus to wrong side of main sides and back fabric pieces. Repeat for the lining pieces.  The In-R-Form Plus should be completely covered on both sides by the main and lining fabrics. (To mimic the outside of a pineapple, quilt sides to form diamond shapes.)  Adhere the In-R-Form Plus on only one side of the crown fabric pieces. 

Step 1: In-R-Form Plus

Adhere In-R-Form Plus to wrong side of main sides and back fabric pieces. Repeat for the lining pieces.  The In-R-Form Plus should be completely covered on both sides by the main and lining fabrics. (To mimic the outside of a pineapple, quilt sides to form diamond shapes.) 

Adhere the In-R-Form Plus on only one side of the crown fabric pieces. 

Step 2: Sewing Sides and Crown (use ½ seam allowances) Pin and sew the 3 crown pieces with rights sides together.  Trim your seam allowance, turn right side out and press. Arrange and pin the crown pieces into the seam allowance on top.  Sew side and back pieces together.  Trim seam allowances.  

Step 2: Sewing Sides and Crown (use ½ seam allowances)

Pin and sew the 3 crown pieces with rights sides together.  Trim your seam allowance, turn right side out and press. Arrange and pin the crown pieces into the seam allowance on top.  Sew side and back pieces together.  Trim seam allowances.  

Step 3: Finish off the raw edges with Bias Tape and add Boning (To Make Double Fold Bias Tape: cut 2” wide strips of your choice of fabric. Sew the short ends together to make one long strip.  You will need 90” of strip length to run along the side and bottom edge.  Fold the long ends of the strip together.  Press to get a center line.  Unfold. Line up and fold the long edge of both sides to the middle line. Press. Fold again to center and press. ) Cup and sew the bias tape to the raw edges. Fold over at the beginning and the end to finish off raw end edges.  Cut a piece of boning the length of the curved open edge and slide into the bias tape to give the opening more stability.  To add even more stability consider adding an additional piece of boning along the bottom edge. The pineapple section of bed is finished.

Step 3: Finish off the raw edges with Bias Tape and add Boning

(To Make Double Fold Bias Tape: cut 2” wide strips of your choice of fabric. Sew the short ends together to make one long strip.  You will need 90” of strip length to run along the side and bottom edge.  Fold the long ends of the strip together.  Press to get a center line.  Unfold. Line up and fold the long edge of both sides to the middle line. Press. Fold again to center and press. )

Cup and sew the bias tape to the raw edges. Fold over at the beginning and the end to finish off raw end edges.  Cut a piece of boning the length of the curved open edge and slide into the bias tape to give the opening more stability.  To add even more stability consider adding an additional piece of boning along the bottom edge. The pineapple section of bed is finished.

Step 4: Putting Bed Together. Slide the Pineapple Top into bottom base of bed and you are done. Aww sweet success!

Step 4: Putting Bed Together.

Slide the Pineapple Top into bottom base of bed and you are done. Aww sweet success!