Ok, I started making these beds for my 2 dogs months ago. I made the inner pillows and made washable covers for them out of heavy duty outdoor fabric. I was partway through the first cover, including the zipper, when my sewing machine died on me.
They needed something to sleep on, so I used safety pins to hold them together for a temporary fix until I could get a new machine. Which I did about a week or so later.
Well, fast forward about 3 (maybe 4?) months and I finally got around to finishing the dog beds. My son and I took them apart and hubby washed them. Twice. I have hairy dogs. Today I trimmed them, took off the heavy duty zipper that one of the dogs managed to destroy, and decided to put the zippers on the bottom of the beds rather than on the end, where Luna would undoubtedly chew the h*ll out of it again. I did French seams on them to help prevent fraying, especially since they will need frequent washings.
Thanks for looking!