How to sew a 'Ruby Hammock'

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To make a Ruby* Hammock you will need;
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2 pieces of fleece 27cm x 34cm
1 piece of fleece 16x 32cm
4 ribbons/ties 30cm long
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Place 1 piece 27x34 fleece right side up.
Lay 16x32cm piece along the long side.
Fold ribbons/ties in half and place 1 in each corner.
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Place remaining 27x34cm piece face down, and pin the corners to hold the ribbons in place.
Sew all the way around, leaving a 5cm gap on one side. I usually add 2 pins to remind me to stop sewing!
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Turn right side out.
Sew around the 2 bed layers with a 1/4 inch seam - this will close the hole you used to turn the bed.
Make sure not to sew the single layer that will make the curtain.
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Cut the curtain into strips.
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Hang in cage and add guinea pig.
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*Ruby not included.
 

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Can I ask, are these measurements for a C&C cage? I’d love to make some of these, they are fab!
Yes - they work for standard C&C grids.
If you have another type of cage you could just measure out the area you want the hammock to cover.
Fleece will 'give' a bit with a guinea pig on it, and so the measurements don't need to be perfect.
And the longish ties give you some flexibility with how you tie it.
 
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To make a Ruby* Hammock you will need;
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2 pieces of fleece 27cm x 34cm
1 piece of fleece 16x 32cm
4 ribbons/ties 30cm long
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Place 1 piece 27x34 fleece right side up.
Lay 16x32cm piece along the long side.
Fold ribbons/ties in half and place 1 in each corner.
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Place remaining 27x34cm piece face down, and pin the corners to hold the ribbons in place.
Sew all the way around, leaving a 5cm gap on one side. I usually add 2 pins to remind me to stop sewing!
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Turn right side out.
Sew around the 2 bed layers with a 1/4 inch seam - this will close the hole you used to turn the bed.
Make sure not to sew the single layer that will make the curtain.
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Cut the curtain into strips.
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Hang in cage and add guinea pig.
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*Ruby not included.
my 2 rats would dribble at the site of this hammock
 

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We could always try a swap - Ruby for the divine Christian.... I would make him a hammock too.
Er ... no that's never going to happen! Even though you would make him a hammock. I'm afraid that's not enough of a bribe. You could always make him a hammock anyway and post it to him. :D
 

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Hammocks are finished. The first one went in the boys’ cage and Toffee seemed to enjoy it. When I put the second one in Fudge went in before being chased out by Toffee. Who then did some piggy yoga before having a nap...until Coco woke him with her loud wheek. The girls I think have explored theirs.
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I might swap mad Piggle for Ruby, I've had 3 bites that have drawn blood in the past week- nail trims, bum bath, and daring to offer a blueberry as a reward when Piggle despises all fruits and many vegetables and also did I mention she's not that keen on hoomans? Except my favourite nephew who thinks she's adorable and she lets him rub his face in her fur...
 

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Hammocks are finished. The first one went in the boys’ cage and Toffee seemed to enjoy it. When I put the second one in Fudge went in before being chased out by Toffee. Who then did some piggy yoga before having a nap...until Coco woke him with her loud wheek. The girls I think have explored theirs.
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Wow, you wasted no time at all in making hammocks. I am very impressed by @Swissgreys very clear guide and @Siikibam’s ability to follow it and produce some. Well done ladies
 

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I am wondering if I could make a hammock 2 grids wide for Ollie and Tallullah? Just hand sewing? I might try anyway!
I think you could to be honest.
Just make sure that the fabric is no bigger than the width of two grids otherwise it will sag too much when the piggies get into it.
But it would be worth a go if you already have the fleece.
If it doesn't work you can always unpick one side, pop in some extra padding, and turn it into a lounging cushion.

Let the hammock revolution begin.
 
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