Recently while cleaning closets I ran across a few extra bed pillows that I had saved to reuse the filler for plumping up some of the older decorative pillows I have on my couches. Instead I decided to buy some polar fleece and turn the pillows into simple pet beds and donate them to the animal shelter.
This was a very quick project and I took a few pics of what I did in case anyone would like to do the same. Of course you can make your covering for your pillows any way that works for you. I have made many pillow shams using this technique and find it the fastest way to cover any pillow.
Take your old pillows (mine had gotten pretty flat) and some cozy fleece fabric to make your pet bed.
Here I cut the fabric just about an inch or so larger than my pillow (from top to bottom) and also long enough to make a flap over itself to create the pocket the pillow will be inserted into. No need to get all fussy over precise measurements.
Please consider donating in some way to your local animal shelter. Thank you!