Christmas is such a fun time of year. I love how excited my children get over their Christmas wish lists. Of course, like any good crafty mama, I have to add to their presents with handmade items. Two years ago I spent a lot of time sewing outfits for an American Girl doll. Then came the accessories like her pillow and bedding. Last year I was busy crocheting baby doll booties and hats so all the little babies dolls would match their little mama.
This year, it's all about the Zhu Zhu pets. What do you make a hamster? Well, my little one takes hers everywhere and insists on sleeping with it too. So, I decided to make this cute guy his very own "sleeping bag". Here's how I did it in case you want to make one for your squeaky little pet.
I cut some scrap fabric into 5 inches by 10 inches. I chose a soft fuzzy fabric for the inside and a cute cotton print for the outside.
Lay the fabric right sides together and sew all the way around. Leave a 2 inch opening where you do not sew so you can turn the fabric.
Next, I trimmed my corners and turned the fabric right side out. I used a chopstick to push out the corners.
Then I sewed the side with the 2 inch opening down so the opening is now shut.
Last I fold the fabric in half with the inside lining fabric on the outside and sewed two of the sides together leaving a little opening. I turned my little pouch inside out.
Done! One cute little sleeping bag for our little "Baby Chicken" (I can't seem to convince her it is really a hamster-not a chicken. That's okay though. She loves it all the same).
So, now you're thinking, "Great, I've got the cute sleeping bag, but what do I put in it?" Well, never fear! Your little birdies are going to come through for you. We have a brand new in box white Zhu Zhu pet dying to be adopted. He's looking for a home within the continental United States.
Here's how you can enter this giveaway. You can enter up to three times. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Become a follower and then leave us a comment telling us you are
3. Become a fan on our new facebook page here, then come back and tell us you are a fan.
We will pick a winner one week from today!
share this on »