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Topic: Small Critter Tent! Tutorial too!  (Read 17102 times)
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dnmgiordano
« on: April 26, 2005 12:23:28 PM »

Here is a tent that I made for a baby ferret that we are getting, her name is Missy.  I thought she might like a tent to play in.  




Here is the Tutorial, The areas in Pink are the pieces of the tent.  I wrote it with experience in sewing assumed.



Materials:  1 Fat Quarter 20" Square.  Some Bias Tape.  Dowel rod or Bamboo sticks for Gardening.

Cut a circle or a slit in one triangle for the critters door, cover with bias tape.

With Right sides together sew each triangle to another until you have a circle of them, sew folded bias tape into edges to form the loops.

Sew the top closed.

Right sides together sew the bottom square on to the tent, the turn right side out through the door. 

Put in your sticks through the loops, probably about 13" but measure first to be sure.  I taped the top of mine together to hold them up. 

This is my first one and it took about half an hour. 

With the rest of the fabric I might make a hammock or a ferret carrier purse!  I bought half a meter and only used half of that!

This was my first tutorial!  What do you think?  I hope its understandable. 

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005 07:06:16 PM »

That is SO cute!!! My rats would totally love something like that. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005 07:09:43 PM »

that's so cute!  maybe i'll try making a bigger version for my chinny when i get a chance
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005 07:38:21 PM »

Our new baby came home today instead of this weekend and I just have to post a pic of her in her tent! 



Isn't she just darling?
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2005 06:11:10 PM »

She's adorable! and the tent is great too. I've seen these tents and lusted after them for my own ferrets but am to cheap to splurge on a place for them to sleep since my old jeans make them just as happy it seems. But now I can make them one thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2005 07:14:08 PM »

My rabbits saw the tent and are now jealous. I must go find bamboo rods.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2005 11:04:20 AM »

I am going to make one for my rabbit! How hilarious!
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dnmgiordano
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2005 07:55:45 AM »

WARNING TO RABBITS:

Bamboo rods have some sort of paint on them.  As a former rabbit owner I know they chew everything, especially wood.  It would be a good idea to use dowl rods instead of bamboo just incase the paint is not good for them.  with rabbits I think you would have to replace the rods often if they chew them. 

Happy sewing! 

P.S. - if you make the tent bigger, make sure it is considerably taller than it is wide, otherwise it wont stand properly. 
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kellyfitz84
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2005 02:00:44 PM »

I said bamboo but was thinking of organic willow.
Bunny owners can get ok for rabbits willow from:
http://www.bunnybytes.com/
or
http://www.leithpetwerks.com/
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2005 04:21:04 PM »

oh wow , that's hot.. but i don't have any pets..'cept a fish Undecided .
great idea!
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