Guinea Pig Fleece Blanket DIY Tutorial

Guinea Pig Fleece Blanket DIY Tutorial

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Looking for a guinea pig fleece blanket? You won’t believe how easy it is to make one yourself. After all, why shouldn’t your guinea pig have their very own guinea pig throw blanket? Check out the easy DIY tutorial below. Scroll to the end for a printable version.

Guinea Pig Fleece Blanket DIY Tutorial

Guinea Pig Fleece Blanket 

So, keep in mind that your guinea pig won’t understand the difference from his cute guinea pig fleece blanket you spent hours making and the litter in the corner of their box. So, you can expect that the blanket will need to be washed frequently.

Can guinea pigs have fleece bedding?

Yes, they definitely can. Some people use a guinea pig fleece blanket as something for their piggy to sit on while not in the cage. Or, to hide underneath and play with. And, others use it instead of traditional bedding. It will definitely save you money if you use fleece bedding rather than wood shavings. But, it will need to be washed. So, you will want to make three or four to have on hand.

Is fleece bad for guinea pigs?

As long as your guinea pig does not eat the fleece bedding, it is fine for them to use it. Eating too much fleece can cause them to become impacted. If you see them nibbling on it regularly, replace it with shavings and keep your guinea pig fleece blanket for special occasions. 

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Guinea pig throw blanket tips

You will want to have more than one guinea pig fleece blanket so that while you’re laundering one your piggy has another one to use. How many you need depends on whether you use it as bedding or as a toy or special occasion item.

You will need to have a waterproof underpad in the middle. That will help prevent odor and will help keep your piggy dry.

Look for fleece material that does not pill to ensure that your guinea pig throw blanket lasts as long as possible. If it begins to fray or pill, you will want to replace it.

Can you hand wash guinea pig fleece blankets?

Yes, you can hand wash guinea pig fleece blankets. Or, you can wash it on the delicate cycle. Be sure that you hang it to dry rather than tossing it in the dryer. Plan for extra time to dry because of the absorbent liner. 

supplies to make a blanket for your guinea pig

Guinea pig throw blanket supplies

making a fleece blanket with a liner

How to make guinea pig fleece bedding

  • Spread out 1 blanket
  • Spread out underpads (absorbent side down) on top of the blanket.
  • Overlap pads in the center about 1 inch
  • Spread out the second blanket over top and line up.

cutting fleece with a rotary cutter

  • Cut the blanket with a ½ inch or 1-inch border.
  • Remove top blanket when finished cutting.
  • Sew the two pads and bottom blanket together with a straight stitch.

pinning two layers of material together

  • Spread out pads and blanket.
  • Lay the second blanket on top evenly.

sewing a guinea pig fleece blanket

  • Sew a straight stitch on all sides.
  • Sew a second straight stitch on all sides. (optional)

Here is the printable copy of the directions for this project. Why not make a few guinea pig toys?

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Guinea Pig Fleece Blanket DIY Tutorial

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Guinea Pig Fleece Blanket DIY Tutorial

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost 15

Materials

  • 2 fleece blankets
  • 2 packs of waterproof underpads ( 2 pack)

Tools

  • scissors or a rotary cutter
  • needle and thread or sewing machine

Instructions

  1. Spread out 1 blanket
  2. Spread out underpads (absorbent side down) on top of the blanket.
  3. Overlap pads in the center about 1 inch
  4. Spread out the second blanket over top and line up.
  5. Cut the blanket with a ½ inch or 1-inch border.
  6. Remove top blanket when finished cutting.
  7. Sew the two pads and bottom blanket together with a straight stitch.
  8. Spread out pads and blanket.
  9. Lay the second blanket on top evenly.
  10. Sew a straight stitch on all sides.
  11. Sew a second straight stitch on all sides. (optional)

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