Pink Chalk Fabrics is conducting a sew-along and provides not only extra help, but much needed photography of the process.
I decided to go ahead and tackle the dog bed, because 1) well I have a dog that needs a bed and 2) I have this great fabric from IKEA that I've been dying to make something with - see WIN-WIN (or should I say #winning!)
I decided to vary the pattern a bit by adding a zipper and I added the optional cording/welting. I love the way the cording looks, but that was one of the hardest and must frustrating things I have sewed in awhile. I decided to buy commercial cording/welting, but adding it was more difficult than I had thought. I ripped a lot of seams.....
When you add the cording, make sure you clip the corners appropriately.
I think the only thing I would change now is the fact that white fabric + dark brown dog hair =always dirty looking!