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Reference New Cozy Bed Instructions

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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!

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

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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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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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I know its amazing!!
 

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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!
lol
 

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

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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.

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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