Make Your Own Guinea Pig Cuddle Cup
Digital file type(s): 1 PDF
Make your own Squeak Dreams cuddle cups for guinea pigs (and other pets!) with this pack of two PDF patterns and set of simple step-by-step instructions, which can be downloaded and printed at home. The pack includes the following patterns: standard size cuddle cup measuring 9 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches in height and large size cuddle cup measuring 11 inches in diameter and 5 inches in height, for extra big piggies!
My guinea pigs have enjoyed cuddle cups for many years and after sewing hundreds of cuddle cups for my amazing customers, I am so excited to release the first of my patterns! Cuddle cups are used by guinea pigs of all ages and personalities, especially when placed in a quiet or sheltered area of the cage. You always get those who love to lounge out in the open too though! They are a great starting point for anyone looking to start making their own cozy items for their pets.
The instructions cover 8 pages and advise on pattern design and materials, fabric choices, fabric preparation and cover each step in detail to create your own beds, with photos along the way. There is also an accompanying video available on the Squeak Dreams YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/IJRU4c4rpUA to make sure every step is easy to follow!
The channel hosts videos on guinea pig care, cages, behaviors, bonding, tips for new owners and vlogs! So pop over and say hi to me (Sarah) and my three piggies – Phoebe, Roxy and Callie!
We’re also on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/SqueakDreams and Instagram as squeak_dreams
Do I need a sewing machine?
No! Although a sewing machine will significantly speed up the time it takes to make a bed, it is not absolutely necessary and you can hand sew the entire project.
What fabrics do I need and how much?
One bed uses three layers of material and I recommend cotton, fleece and polyester wadding, although you can have two layers of fleece. Half metre or half yard lengths (at the full fabric width – usually between 110 cm and 150 cm) will be more than enough to make one or two beds and most fabric shops are reasonably priced so it will not work out too expensive. And remember, you can make endless beds with the patterns and your new skills!
What if I’m a complete beginner?
Some sewing knowledge will help, however each step is described in detail, aimed at a person who is new to sewing. Setting up a sewing machine and how to hand sew is not covered, however only simple, straightforward stitches (running stitch and slip stitch) are used.
Please respect the time and effort taken to create this pattern and set of instructions. It is not permissible to make a copy of this sewing pattern, except for your own use. It is not permissible to share this pattern either in person, by post or online. It is not permissible to sell this sewing pattern or a copy of it on to another person. It is permissible to sell your guinea pig beds made using this pattern in small quantities, such as in person or via a small Etsy shop. If you would like to do this, please state in EACH product description that your beds are made with a pattern originally designed by Squeak Dreams at squeakdreams.com. This also applies to any modifications you might make to the pattern. Thank you :)
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