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5. Sew your gate sidewall into a loop.  That seam should be one of your stitch lines between your first and last gate symbol.  Pay close attention to your decorative borders to ensure they line up correctly.

6. Attach your dark grey fleece interior fabric to the top off your gate.  Try to place your seam fairly close to your top decorative stitch.

7. Using your new formed circle of fabric, trim up your foam so that it fits together snuggly, end to end.  If you have an electric bread cutting knife, that will cut your foam very neat and easy.  If you don't have one... don't sweat the small irregularities in your end... it will all be covered with fabric anyway. :) 

8. Heat up your glue gun, and glue the ends of your foam together. (You don't need to take your foam out of your gate-circle, and that will help you out by helping hold those two ends together for you!)

9. Pin down your gate fabric to your foam circle. Pin the outside fabric up from the bottom into the foam.  Pin the interior fabric at a downward angle on the inside in the bottom inch. 

10. Glue the outside fabric in small sections to the bottom of the foam circle, pulling out a small section of pins, then gluing down the fabric, and smoothing it out.  Focus should be on gluing the outer edge down and in about a half an inch.  Do not worry about any remaining edge, as that will get covered over with the bottom piece. 

11. Glue down the inner fabric piece to the bottom of the inside of the foam circle.  Pull out a small section of pins, smooth your fleece fabric down from the top edge so that it lays flat and then glue down.  Continue around until the whole circle is finished 
Cute!!my cat loves it!
These are hilarious and awesome. I love the detail of even having the "wormhole" pattern fabric in the bottom.
Indeed! ^.~
Awesome. <br> <br>Now you need to make a DHD scratching post.
Maybe that's a project for you ^.~<br><br>I was kind of thinking I might try a One Ring next (From LotR)
ooo now that would be cool to see, use a pool noodle cut in half for the shape..I love it. go for it cause I want to see it...go, start making it...
The only problem I have with this build is that cats don't need that kind of thing to teleport whereever they feel like it. ;) <br>
This is the most awesome cat bed /ever/.
Thanks! :D
Your cats are lucky to have someone meet all their geeky needs. Nice job!
Aww... thanks! &gt;^,^&lt;
You must really like Stargate!
Partially that, and partially its a recognizable thing to use for a geek household cat bed. And when I went looking after the second destroyed store bought one, there were a surprising lack of that kind of thing. Lots of suitcases and computer monitors, one person with a millenium falcon pillow... but not much else.
My young cat will be interested, especially if I put it in the clothes closet!
So cool, I bet the kitties love these!
They do seem to get used quite a bit. And are holding up better than the prior ones we bought.<br><br>
it's so they can close their irises ;)
Love it!
I never really cared for SG, but I'll be danged if I can't appreciate how slick this is. Aren't you afraid of loosing the cat on some other planet?
Well there are times when say.... a certain animal doesn't stay away from the toilet paper that the idea does have appeal. &not;.&not;<br><br>However, it appears that the Cat-gate connections are very stable and must require some effort to actually travel through.
Hah, nice :)
That looks great! All the detail you put in really makes it awesome!
Thank you! I enjoyed making them, and the cats seem to enjoy sleeping in them!

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