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    New Cozy Bed Instructions

    After posting a picture of this cozy in the photo gallery a couple people really seemed to like it, so here are the instructions:

    Cut these out of fleece:
    ~2 circles w/ 13in. diameter
    ~1 rectangle 34in. x 9 in.
    ~1 rectangle 6in. x 30in.

    Sew the two circles together and make a pillow. Then, fold the two rectangles in half, sew almost all the way around, flip them inside out, stuff them, and sew them up.
    You should have two long rectangles and a pillow all stuffed up.

    Then, sew the pillow and larger rectangle together. (Hand-sewing would work best) Then sew the smaller rectangle on top of those two.

    Voila! A new comfy piggy bed!



    As always, let me know if you have any questions!

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    Re: New Cozy Bed Instructions

    That is so cool. Thanks for the instructions. I'm just kind of learning how to sew and I love "practicing" with chin and piggy stuff. Stupid question but how so you cut a circle? I thought about tracing something but can't think what will work. Any suggestions?

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    Re: New Cozy Bed Instructions

    Glad you like it! For a circle, I just measure, cut slowly, and keep measuring all the way around while I cut. It's not a big deal if you're off a bit. You could use a bowl or something to trace if you have something the right size.

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    That is so cute. Im going to try to make that.

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    I guess I am going to have to learn to sew. Is it hard? What are you stuffing it with?

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    Wow GPigs, there you go again! Love it!

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    Cavy Slave frillint's Avatar
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    I know its amazing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamsfm View Post
    That is so cool. Thanks for the instructions. I'm just kind of learning how to sew and I love "practicing" with chin and piggy stuff. Stupid question but how so you cut a circle? I thought about tracing something but can't think what will work. Any suggestions?

    I use a skillet lid. You know, from a pan. I trace it with sharpie/chalk/a pencil and then cut. It works really well!

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    I need to learn how to sow. Badly. My grandma is a big sewing person, so she has a ton of material. I'm going to visit my relatives this summer, I'll make her teach me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frillint View Post
    I guess I am going to have to learn to sew. Is it hard? What are you stuffing it with?
    It's somewhat hard(hand sewing). Machine sewing is pretty easy, but it's a little harder by hand. I use Poly-Fill stuffing. Works great!

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    Maybe I can get my grandma to make it. She is a big sewer. Or she used to be I'm sure she could do it. She has tons of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frillint View Post
    Maybe I can get my grandma to make it. She is a big sewer. Or she used to be I'm sure she could do it. She has tons of time.
    Grandmas, you've gotta love em'! Always have time on their hands for the grandchildren. That's a great idea!

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    Cavy Slave frillint's Avatar
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    Yes, I am sure if I print the pigture out(if that's okay) and the instructions that she will be able to figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frillint View Post
    Yes, I am sure if I print the pigture out(if that's okay) and the instructions that she will be able to figure it out.
    Sure, go right ahead. Let me know if she has any questions.

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    Re: New Cozy Bed Instructions

    It actually looks like a couch! You are so creative, GpigsRSweet! Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: New Cozy Bed Instructions

    Aww, how cute!
    I have never sewn anything in my life, but I think I will start for the sake of my piggies.
    New cage coming in soon, so I will have to start making cozies and things for them.
    I'll try this!

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    Aww how cute! I will use those for my new pigs!

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    Wow, very creative! I wish I had some sewing ability. How would something like that do in the washing machine?

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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by CavyMama View Post
    How would something like that do in the washing machine?
    So far it's held up quite nicely. I haven't had any problems.

    Snickers seems to have "claimed" this couch/bed as her own. I imagine it must be comfortable; I'm starting to want to giant-sized one for me!


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    Aww jeez i REALLY wish I could sew!

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