View Full Version : Instructions: How to make a Hanging Bed

04-23-10, 09:17 am
I've wanted to make my own "cozy" design for a while now. After a little brainstorming, I came up with this cute hanging bed.

Here are the instructions in case you want to make your own:


Start out with an "almost" half-oval. 12 inches in height - 37 across. Then, following the picture, cut 8inches off (on the dotted lines). You will be using the big middle piece for the project.

Now cut out 2 circles with diameter 14 in.



Take the 2 circles and sew them together leaving an opening to stuff it. Flip it inside-out and fill it with stuffing. Now sew the opening closed You should have a pillow. This will be the bed part.


STEP 3: Take the non-circle piece and fold it in half. I sewed in the velcro (to hang it) at this point. Sew along the black lines as shown. (It's inside-out at this point)


04-23-10, 09:18 am
This is what it will look like right side out. (Notice the where the velcro is.)



Flip it back inside out and sew the pillow and other piece together to make something like this:



Flip the entire thing right side out, do any finishing touches, and put it in the cage. Congratulations - you're done!


04-23-10, 09:19 am

Watch the pigs enjoy! My pigs like this - Oreo is sleeping in it as I type!

04-23-10, 09:48 am
Aww thats so cute, love it, can you make me one! :P :D

04-23-10, 10:14 am
Oh wow how awesome is this! :) love your idea!

04-23-10, 10:38 am
Thanks! One edit for Step 3: Don't sew the two pieces all together - you have to leave an opening for the door.

Let me know if you have any questions!

04-23-10, 03:27 pm
Phoebe approves lol

04-23-10, 03:28 pm
Wow - AWESOME job! That's so funny, we have almost the exact same fleece!

04-23-10, 04:35 pm
I love this!! Great job. I think I need to take a trip to Joann's for new fleece :)

04-23-10, 04:53 pm
Looks so cute! But I want to know what stuffing you put inside. Thanks!

04-23-10, 04:55 pm
Thanks Ted&Ham! I used Poly-Fill stuffing. (100% polyester) It says it shouldn't bunch up in the wash, but we'll have to see.

ETA: I got the stuffing at Walmart

04-23-10, 09:40 pm
How precious! I love it! I so wanna make one now!
Fleece run!

04-24-10, 04:13 pm
I made one but I altered it a bit. It the same concept except a lot more sewing.

Is it okay if I post my picture in the photo gallery? I always give credit to ideas that I didn't come up with.

Hammie is so happy with this! Thanks to you, I have finally seen him completely shut his eyes!


Its not supported or hung. It's just like that.

But thank you so much for the idea! :love:

04-24-10, 04:26 pm
Nice job - that's a cute cozy! Yes, post it in the gallery! I have no problem with you doing that. Hammie is one cute pig!

05-03-10, 07:32 pm
Phoebe approves lol

That pig is absolutely adorable lol

05-03-10, 07:40 pm
Ok I am totally making one of these in the very near future!! I love this idea and since I have two levels it is perfect! I'll shall snap pigtures of the finished product and how the pigs approve!

05-09-10, 06:38 pm
I think Hammie might be the most beautiful piggie I have ever seen! Shhh don't tell my boys...

05-11-10, 07:25 am
Wow this idea sounds and looks great! So great in fact, that I'm not studying for my last final (like, EVER!) that's today and instead cutting out the fleece fabric to make this bed! Hahaha, lol. But seriously, I love it and am definitely adding it to my list of things to sew before I have to pack everything up and leave this weekend. Thank you!:)

05-11-10, 07:34 am
Great tutorial..thanks so much can't wait to make one. I must say too that Hammie is so beautiful and the coloring is so unique!

05-11-10, 07:38 pm
I just made mine and it came out a bit lopsided but all my first projects tend to be like that. The next one for my second piggie that I will be getting in just less than a week (FINALLY!) will definitely be better;)



05-11-10, 08:03 pm
Cute! Love the fleece and the pig!

05-17-10, 04:54 pm
Thanks so much for the idea! I'll try to make it! I must say, I have never seen anything like it!

05-17-10, 05:00 pm
Great! I'd love to see the finished product! I got the idea from a hanging kids chair on IKEA's website. :)

Hurley, you did a fantastic job!

06-04-10, 08:08 am
That's a really great design! Gonna be trying it on my new piggies SOON!!

06-10-10, 09:43 pm
that is awesome, soft and it won't move! I must try this!!
I have two big guys should I make one big one or two single ones? and also, what do you do to clean them without the stuffing bunching?

06-16-10, 01:59 pm
that is awesome, soft and it won't move! I must try this!!
Glad you like it, it is a fun bed!

I have two big guys should I make one big one or two single ones? and also, what do you do to clean them without the stuffing bunching?
I think that if your pigs like to share, you could make a big one. But, if your pigs are like mine, and don't like to lay within a foot of each other, two smaller ones would be better.

The Poly-Fill stuffing I use is fine if I just wash it with everything else in the washer and dryer. It's actually great about not bunching.

06-17-10, 08:58 pm
The Poly-Fill stuffing I use is fine if I just wash it with everything else in the washer and dryer. It's actually great about not bunching.

Poly-Fill stuffing? Interesting. Where did you buy it?

06-17-10, 09:12 pm
Poly-Fill stuffing? Interesting. Where did you buy it?

I got mine for $3 at Walmart.

06-17-10, 10:50 pm
AW I wish I could sew!! I might make my grandma teach me... haha. Very nice! I love all your ideas.

06-17-10, 11:21 pm
3$ sweet! I'll try and find some there, thanks allot :)

06-27-10, 03:13 pm
OOOOOHHHHHH these are so awesome! I'm totally making one, thanks :)

07-12-10, 02:28 pm
That is really cool! I love it! Hopefully my mom or grandma can make one for my piggy. Awesome Job!:heart:

07-12-10, 02:35 pm
Great idea my piggies love it!!

07-12-10, 03:35 pm
I will make one of these....

once I learn how to sew, haha xD

Awesome idea! Love it :)

07-13-10, 09:36 am
oh now that is so cute! i am so gonna make one! thank you for the idea :D

03-17-11, 05:04 pm
How high up did you hang it?