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    Question New bed pads

    My new washable bed pads arrived and they are a bit big for the inside of cage. Has anyone ever trimmed these to fit?

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    Re: New bed pads

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseCarter View Post
    My new washable bed pads arrived and they are a bit big for the inside of cage. Has anyone ever trimmed these to fit?
    Absolutely.........many times. I'm presuming that you are talking about the washable incontinence bed pads?

    Of course, first decide on the desired finished dimensions. Lightly mark the pads and sew along that line using a heavy narrow zig-zag stitch. Now cut just OUTSIDE and very close to that line and then proceed to sew around the perimeter using a wider zig-zag stitch (or any finishing stitch) to finish the edge(s).

    Don't even *think* of cutting and then stitching! The layers will separate and you will likely not be able to get them back together in a neat and usable form. You want to cut as few edges as possible to minimize the labor involved and maximize the longevity of the pads.

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    Re: New bed pads

    Thank you. I will follow your directions and see how talented I can become. I have never had guinea pigs OR used a sewing machine. Now I'm trying out both. Am loving these squeaky pigs.

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