Reversable Hedgehog Snuggle Bag




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.

Step 2: Sew the Edges

Next, face the similar colors together, and sew around the edges, leaving one open edge.

Step 3: Put Them Together

Put one bag inside the other bag, right sides facing each other.
(In other words, the bag on the outside will be inside out, and the bag on the inside will be rightside out)

Step 4: Sew Em' Up

Sew all the way around the edges, leaving about a 2 or 3 inch gap for turning the fabric.

Step 5: Finishing Up

Turn the fabric rightside out through the hole.
Push one bag inside the other.
Sew all the way around the edge of the bag to close up the hole that was left for turning.  You may not be able to go over the corners because of bulkiness. This is ok, just make sure to back-stitch those spots. This is also the only place on the bag that thread will be exposed :)

This bag is reversible, so you can use whichever side you want. It is also washable, so any accidents your hedgie may have won't be a problem.

Then just let your little guy enjoy!

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2 years ago

Cute idea! Literally! So cute! I love hedgehogs!


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

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.
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. :)


Reply 3 years ago

they are currently illegal in 5 states.California, Arizona, Hawaii, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.


Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

because they love to regulate everything here ( I feel your pain)


2 years ago

Anyone care to tell me what's the diff between inside and right side out mean?

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Reply 2 years ago

Right side out means it's the right side. (The outer side...the side you want to see) And inside out means it's showing the inside and not the right side. :)

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.

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I think mine are about 16 inches long, 12 inches wide. Better to go bigger than smaller. You can make it a bit longer, and fold the end over so it stays open.


3 years ago on Introduction

Very nice instructable! I hope your hedgehog is comfortable in his snuggle bag.


4 years ago

He looks like a happy hedgie x)