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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2007 02:42:24 AM »

oh no!!

animals never appreciate the hard work you put in for them huh?!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007 01:21:11 PM »

At least my doggie appreciates my sewing!! He loves his polar fleece bean bag  Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007 07:56:53 AM »

Aww, it's cute. Smiley
How did you make this?
My best friend just got baby hamsters, I think she'd love something like this for them. :3
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2007 08:09:34 PM »

I would love to know how you made this.  It looks like something that would be awesome for my older rat since he is having a harder time getting into his hammocks. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007 01:16:26 PM »

I didn't keep the pattern for this one....so I'll try my best to explain.

I made a trapezium shape for the top part (the longest side being the opening and the shortest side being the end of the bag).  Then I cut a rectangle slightly longer than the trapezium. 

Cut main piece and lining piece from the trapezium and rectangle.

This is the difficult part to explain....

  • Sew one short end of main and lining rectangle pieces together.
  • To create the little "lip" part at the front, catch some of sides of the  rectangle when you sew the widest part of the trapezium pieces together (this is the front "arch" bit you can see).  Do this by sandwiching about an inch of each side of the rectangle (both lining and outer fabrics) between the lining and outer fabrics of your trapezium.
  • Turn the corner and continue down the sides until you reach the end.
  • Trim fabrics so that all raw edges are even.  Turn bag so that the lining is facing outwards and sew across edge with overlocker or zig zag stitch.
  • Turn bag right side out and hopefully it should look like the swaggie.

If that "lip" section is too difficult, you could leave that part out and just sew the sides together.
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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2008 08:36:32 PM »

This is SO cute!
I wouldn't be able to figure it out, but if I could I would have made one for my gerbil (who just passed a few days ago  Cry Cry Cry Cry )
Great idea!
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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2009 09:37:43 PM »

Nicely done!!!! My ratties would shred that up with love after playin with it for a bit!!! hahahahahahaha Very very cute!!

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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2009 09:18:06 PM »

That's gorgeous - I'll have to make some for my guinea pigs.  They love a dark, snuggly place. 
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2015 03:39:43 PM »

Where is the pattern? Thanks!
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