Then I marked on a central oval shape.
Stitched the shape most of the way round and lightly stuffed the central portion.
Sewed the centre shut, and started the bias binding around the edges. I paused half way round.....
... so that the stuffing could be added as I went. So far so good.
However when I got to sewing up the last section, the needle wouldn't go close enough to the last stuffed portion... Oh what a mess....
So - out with the needle and thread to finish the project.
And as that didn't quite work perfectly, I added another bit of bias binding to cover the mess!
My not so neat stitching!
Then I just sewed the other side of the bias binding by hand all the way around. Much slower than originally intended!
But the end result is still a comfy (if wonky) dog's bed.
And JackJack has already claimed it as his own! :)