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#1 How to Make a Pet Bed Slipcover From a Flat-Weave Rug

Cost

$      

Skill Level

Start to Finish

 <½ Day

TOOLS

  • dressmaker shears
  • measuring tape
  • marker or chalk

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MATERIALS

  • fabric pet bed
  • (3) identical 2’ x 3’ flat-weave rugs (for small and medium pet beds) or 3’ x 5’ flat-weave rugs (for large pet beds)
  • 2-oz. skein of mercerized cotton

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STEP 1

Choose the Right Rug

To help mask shedding, it’s best to use flat weave rugs with nubby textures and neutral coloring. You’ll need to get three of the same rug in order to create top, bottom and side panels for the slipcover.

STEP 2

Measure, Mark and Cut the Top and Bottom Panels

Lay the pet bed out on a flat level surface then use the measuring tape to determine its length and width. Using the length and width measurements of the pet bed as a guide, mark the rug to size using a marker or chalk. Use dressmaker shears to cut two of the flat-weave rugs into top and bottom panels for the slipcover.

STEP 3

Measure, Mark and Cut the Side Panels

Lay the pet bed out on a flat level surface then use the measuring tape to determine its height. Using the height measurement of the pet bed as a guide, mark the rug to size using a marker or chalk.

Use dressmaker shears to cut the third flat weave rug into four side panels for the slipcover. Two will be cut to the length of the pet bed and two will be cut to the width of the pet bed.

STEP 4

Pin and Sew Side Panels to Top Panel

Use the sewing pins to temporarily attach each of the four side panels to the top panel. Thread round-ended tapestry needle with mercerized cotton then sew the four side panels to the top panel.

STEP 5

Pin and Sew Side Panels to Bottom Panel

Use the sewing pins to temporarily attach each of the four side panels to the top panel. Leave one of the four panels unstitched so the pet bed can be inserted. Thread round-ended tapestry needle with mercerized cotton then sew the bottom panel to the three of the four side panels.

STEP 6

Flip and Close

Remove the pins then turn the slipcover so the inside faces outward. Next, insert the pet bed into the unstitched side of the slipcover. Once the pet bed is in its proper position, sew the unstitched side with round-ended tapestry needle and mercerized cotton.

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#2 McDonald’s confirms Donut Sticks will be joining breakfast menus following weeks of rumors

McDonald’s confirmed rumored plans to debut “Donut Sticks” on Feb. 20.
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McDonald’s had remained tight-lipped about its secretive plans to debut “Donut Sticks” since rumors began circulating early last month — but now it’s safe to say those lips were covered in a blend of doughnut-grade cinnamon sugar this whole time.

On Monday, the fast-food chain confirmed news of the item, described as the “perfect complement to [the chain’s] existing breakfast lineup,” and announced that its Donut Sticks will indeed be available at participating restaurants across the nation starting Feb. 20.

DUNKIN' OFFERING WEDDINGS AT VEGAS CHAPEL, COMPLETE WITH DOUGHNUT BOUQUETS

“We are proud of our breakfast offerings, and excited to share new Donut Sticks with our customers,” said Linda VanGosen, McDonald’s vice president of menu innovation, in a press release.

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#3 Rep. Omar starts furor with tweets on ‘compromised’ Sen. Graham, Israel ‘evil doings’

WASHINGTON – Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar is fighting back after being labeled a bigot by critics for two tweets, one a recent post about Sen. Lindsey Graham and the other from more than six years ago about Israel. 

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Democrat and first Somali-American elected to Congress, posted a tweet about Graham, saying, "They got to him, he is compromised." The comment was made with a retweet of a post featuring a 2015 CNN interview in which the South Carolina Republican called then-presidential candidate Donald Trump a "race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot." 
When asked about the tweet on CNN Thursday, Omar said her point was "we have seen many times where Sen. Lindsey Graham has told us how dangerous this president could be if he was given the opportunity to be in the White House, and all of the sudden he's made not only a 180 turnaround but a 360 turnaround." (A 360 would technically mean Graham came full circle and opposes Trump again.)

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"So, I am pretty sure that there is something happening with him, whether it is something that has to do with his funding when it comes to running for office, whether it has something to do with the pull that they might have in his district, or whether it has to do with some sort of leadership within the Senate," she continued without explaining who she meant by "they."

"He is somehow compromised to no longer stand up for the truth," she concluded from his change of opinion. 

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