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How to Make the Base Pattern Pieces to Sew a Pet Bed

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Bed floor base of pattern piece
Creating the base pattern for the free pet bed pattern.

Trace the circle

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
You will need large paper for this pattern piece. You can use newspaper, gift wrapping paper, tissue paper or pattern grid interfacing but I recommend starting on newspaper and then transferring the finished pattern to the pattern grid if desired. (Tip: Watch dollar stores for wide rolls of gift wrapping paper to keep in your sewing room.)
Using tissue paper or newspaper, trace a 14" circle. An embroidery hoop was used in this photo, you can also use a compass, large bowl or pan, or any circular item you have on hand.

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