How to make a sleeping bag for your hedgehog
By: Ann Salamon on: Wed 04 of March, 2009 13:37 EST (43433 Reads)
Making a hedgebag is pretty easy. You will want to make a few so that if one has to be washed you have extras available. There are a few different ways to make a sleeping bag. The most important thing is that there are no loose threads or exposed seams to get your hedgehogs toe or foot caught. When you select your fabric, you want to keep this in mind. See what fabric is available at your local store or online. Old clean clothing can be an inexpensive source of fabric if you like to recycle.
A 10" by 12" finished size bag is a good size for most hedgehogs. Remember to allow for seams when measuring.
What you will need for one hedgebag
-Sewing machine or needle if you are hand stitching.
Cut four rectangular pieces of fabric. You can use 4 of the same fabric or if you want to get fancy you can use two different fabrics, two pieces for the liner and two for the outside bag
Pin two of the fabric pieces right sides (the side with the design) together.
Sew 3 sides leaving the top open.
Put aside for now.
Pin the other 2 pieces right sides together.
Sew 3 sides, leaving the top open.
Turn right side out.
Putting it all together
Place the inside liner inside the outer bag. Only the top will have unsewn edges.
Turn the two top edges over on the outside of the bag.
Turn the fabric again hiding the raw seams on the inside of the fold.
Flatten out the fold.
Sew around the bottom of the fold you have made and then up from the bottom fold.
Trim all loose threads.
Give your hedgehog his new sleeping bag to enjoy!