I'm not sure why I
I browsed the internet and found this simple dog bed. It's the same construction as a pillow sham. My first rookie mistake was thinking I had to sew all the edges of the fabric. In the example, she used an old curtain and since it has finished seems I thought I had to do the same. One night while watching a movie I pinned all the edges which took about thirty minutes and then it took me probably another thirty minutes to sew all around the fabric.
Once I actually read the directions, I had to cut off all the seams I had sewn in order to trim the fabric to fit the pillow! The rest of the project took less than thirty minutes. It came out great and now Lilly has a bed I can proudly display in our home.