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Bobbins In Paradise

Max doesn’t have to sit in a laundry basket anymore, thanks to a community sewing group that is making pet beds from leftover fabric.

By Carol Lisowski

Do you love animals?  Do you love to sew or quilt?  Do you believe in recycling?  If you answered yes to these questions, you might be interested in joining a small group of creative seamstresses that make cat and dog beds out of scrap material.  These women take leftover pieces of fabric, which would normally be thrown out and make comfy, soft beds where pets can snooze. 

Not only is the outside made of scrap material, but the filling is made of approximately half-inch wide strips of excess cloth.  The beds are not overly filled and are just right for cats to knead into their perfect resting spot.  Dogs love them because they can maneuver the filling around to where it makes the best place to grab a quick nap or sleep through the night.

The idea was launched at the Bobbins in Paradise sewing group through the Clark County Paradise Community Center.  A sewing enthusiast, who is also a volunteer at the Heaven Can Wait Adoption Center, brought a bed she made and she put it in the center of a dog enclosure.  One of the dogs immediately walked all the way around it to check it out, and then claimed it for himself by plunking himself down.   

The beds are such a success that HCWS made them available for purchase at a nominal fee through our Spay and Neuter Clinic (546 N. Eastern Ave. #175) and at our monthly Warehouse Sales (6360 Annie Oakley).

“It’s so nice to have our scraps go to a good cause,” said Kathy Adkins from Bobbins in Paradise.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, the Paradise Community Center is located at 4775 S. McLeod in Las Vegas.  Bobbins in Paradise is open to all level of sewers or quilters, and you do not need to live in the Paradise area to join their group.  If you share a love of sewing or quilting, this could be a fun place for you to pursue your sewing interests.

Meet Max and all of the cats and dogs waiting for new homes at the Heaven Can Wait Adoption Center each weekend.  Cats can be adopted Thursday – Sunday and dogs are available Saturday at 7050 Arroyo Crossing Parkway inside Petsmart.  You can preview our adorable cats at: http://www.hcws.org/adoptions/cat-adoptions.



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