I recently became the proud mother of a baby hedgehog. Wanting to spoil him something awful, I decided that he needed the nicest, coziest snuggle bag in existence. I knew that if I just made a regular ol' bag, the visible seams and thread could get tangled on his feet and injure him, so I decided to make a fleece reversible bag with completely hidden seams, so he can have all the fun with none of the hurt! Here is how it is done:

What you'll need:
Fleece-about 4 12"x12" squares, at most. (depending on the size you want, of course)
Sewing machine (just to make your life easier)

Step 1: Cut material

First cut your material.

You will need to cut 4 pieces of fleece; two of each color/pattern.

For this instructable I cut mine into 10x12" rectangles, but any size should work.
I must be under a rock... you can have a hedgehog as a pet? Really?
Yep! They are illegal in some places, like California I know for sure, but most other states it's completely ok. I'm unsure about overseas though.<br>I live in good ol' Missouri and I'm pretty certain that their aren't any pet restrictions here, haha. But they are considered exotics and can be pretty hard to come by, and expensive sometimes. I found Persimmon by google searching for reputable hedgehog breeders in Missouri. :)
<p>they are currently illegal in 5 states.California, Arizona, Hawaii, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.</p>
dammit. why is everything cool illegal in california?
because they love to regulate everything here ( I feel your pain)
Because we're technologically advanced and socially backwards. We're like the kids who haven't grown up and put away those toys...Also, there's politics at work here which for the sake of the site and my own reasons I won't get into.
i live in Missouri to!<br>
<p>I'm going to make one for my guinea. I'm thinking that I'll put a towel between the layers for absorbancy. Suggestions for measurements? Appa is about 14 inches long. </p>
Any more costume ideas for hedgie's?
<p>Maybe a maze for them to walk around, or else a &quot;bucket&quot;wheel for the exercise. I know the hegy's love to walk</p>
<p>lol it not costume</p>
<p>Very nice instructable! I hope your hedgehog is comfortable in his snuggle bag. </p>
<p>he he looks like a mario pipe</p>
<p>Where did you find the fabric with the hedgehog on it? </p>
<p>Where did you find the fabric with the hedgehog on it???? Love it!</p>
<p>Thanks for your great tutorial! I made mine in ten minutes with your great instructions, my new hedgie loves hers.</p>
<p>Thank you for this! This was my first sewing project and you made it so easy for me. My little Mochi loves it!</p>
He looks like a happy hedgie x)
Cute little fella
I'm a brand new hedgiemama, too, with a young hoglet named Mignonne. This is exactly what I was looking for. She loves wrapping herself up in a blanket, and I had no idea these little sacks even existed. I have fleece, I sew, I have a hedgehog. THIS is perfect. Thanks!
I have a hedgehog his name is thorrin!;)
U can add stuffing ^.^
Handsome hedgie 8D i will keep this in mind when i get a one..
Where did you get your hedgehog?
thank you my hedgehogs needs snuggle bags thanks
its so awesome to find something for people with pet hedgehogs on here! thanks for helping support my hedgie obsession, i will totally be making this!
You're very welcome!! I noticed that there weren't many hedgie related things on here either, so I hope to add more in the future :)
FINALLY got around to making this this morning! it green and purple with some blue piping around the opening. i think ill make two more for my friends hedgies, theyre the parents of my new little baby, tiggy. i used the scraps from making this to make the simple hedgehog dig box thats also on this site. thanks again!
Good luck on the Pets Challenge.
Thank you :) My fingers are crossed!
I work at a wildlife hospital, and this would be perfect for our baby opossums. They have delicate fingernails, so the lack of threads to get caught on is great, and they naturally love pouches to sleep in. We have a few already, but they're pretty flimsy, and this looks nice and sturdy. I'll look for the instructions with the plastic rim, as they also tend to flatten any fleecies they're given to burrow into...
I'm so glad that my Instructable can be helpful to your hospital. I'm so giddy right now :D And I know what you mean about the animals flattening them down.. my hedgehog does the same thing. Pfft.<br>I will definitely get the plastic-rimmed version of the bag up soon. You've given me awesome incentive to do it :D
So cute your baby !!!
very cute
oy hedgehogs are so cute!
How cute!
I love hedgehogs! You are so lucky!
Aaaaw -I wonder if my guinea pigs would like them? Do they stay open much ? (oooh a peice of plastic in the opening maybe like a hat brim...) ty for the idea he's a lil cutie! <br>Oh did I mention when I was in 3rd grade I really wanted a hedgie-pog* and my mom drove me out to the country &quot;Just to look&quot; at a litter oh babies; I talked so much about them on the way I almost got her her first speeding ticket? <br>She got let off with a warning because I cried and said &quot;mommy don't go to jail!&quot;
Ha, funny you should mention one with a plastic opening like that. I was messing around with that today and was going to post another instructable when I perfected it!<br><br>I've never had a guinea pig, so I don't know what they like. But if they enjoy cozy warm spots then they should love it :)
Two things:<br><br>1) I think my kitten would probably love it, too (may have to make it a little bigger)<br><br>2) Your hedgehog is ADORABLE. Just want to kiss his little face.
Awww, it would probably be great for a kitten :)<br><br>And I feel the same way sometimes (about kissing his little face, I mean). But that almost always means spiked lips. Haha, he's such a little brat.
Don't know much about those charming critters (hedgehogs)--I'd guess what you're telling usmis that they like warm, dark, cozy little adits in which to secret themselves. I love the pictures, as well as the clarity of your instructable. Your guy is so cute! Thanks.<br>
Exactly right. They love to snuggle in tiny dark places. They also have really delicate feet which can get caught in threads easily and hurt them. I've heard horror stories of threads getting caught around hedgie legs and toes and needing to get them amputated. D:<br>With this bag though, you don't have to worry about any of that because the only exposed threads are at the mouth of the bag, and they probably wouldn't be spending much time there anyway. Ha.
I&nbsp;think ill show this to my sister. her hedgehog will probably love it

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