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    DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    Does anyone have any DIY Fleece templates they can share?

    i am a crafty artsy person, and instead of ordering already hand made fleece items for my babies, i wanted to make my own personal items for them from fleece pill-free fabric.

    If anyone has any links or anything they can share with me of how to make the following items out of fleece:
    - bed
    -hidey
    -hammock
    -tunnels
    -sleeping pouch
    -weepads
    -hanging forest

    I just think the items that are sold are too expensive plus shipping...therefore i want to make them myself!
    PLEASE SHARE AND LET ME KNOW THANK YOU BUNCHES

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    Re: DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    Give these a look:

    How to Make Cozy Sacs and Cuddle Cups





    How To Sew Fleece Liners




    Fleece Forrest
    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...e-Forest/page3

    Cuddle Cup Tutorial
    http://www.seamshappy.com/2012/01/19...-cup-tutorial/


    In the interest of full disclosure, I did not create any of these projects. In addition, I also have instructions as to how to make a hanging cube and tunnels. If you will PM me an email address, I can send it to you.

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    Re: DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    @spy9doc thank you, i will watch these when i get home tonight! maybe ill find more tutorials through these links.

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    Re: DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    I make weepads by layering fleece, a light-weight microfiber or kitchen towel, a piece of thin batting, and piece of woven cotton fabric. I make them about 12 x 14 or larger.
    1. Place the fleece and cotton right sides together, put the towel and batting on top of that.
    2. Stitch around 1/2 inch from the edge, leaving an opening to turn.
    3. Reach in and turn right side out.
    4. Smooth the inside layers and stitch around the edge. Then stitch an "X" through the center, or stitch again around the pad but 2 or 3 inches in so you catch the towel and batting inside.
    I use woven cotton on one side for hay piles since the hay doesn't stick to the cotton. The other side with fleece is for weepads in the corners of the cage.

    An easy tunnel can be made with fabric and a wire grid. I made one with several different covers from this video:

    An awning or hammock can be made from a square piece of fabric folded in half diagonally. I add a layer of batting and sew fabric tabs on 3 corners with large snaps to wrap around the wire and secure. The square is about 15" before hemming the edges. Here is a picture of the latest color coordinated cage accessories.
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    Re: DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    These are great videos and instructions! I'm going to watch these tonight when I get home from work as well!

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    Re: DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    @ItsaZoo

    your piggy is adorable! omg distracted!

    but also very cute color schemes! thanks for the video!

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    Re: DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...ht=snuffle+mat

    Here is a link to the Homemade Toys and Hideys Forum. I posted instructions for making a Snuffle Mat. It's just a weepad really, but before I sew all the layers together I put fleece strips across the top. It's great to hide veggie treats so piggies can forage. Lacey also likes to sleep on it once she's done foraging.

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