Do you make cage stuff yourself?

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Aleksandra

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I was wondering if you too make your own cage pieces, fleece stuff and toys! If yes then pictures please! I got a great new cage for my chins and I'm trying to make it perfect before they move in. I thought I would share with you all the stuff that I made myself! Sorry I couldn't rotate the pictures!
 

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Madmartigan

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Looks real nice. Good job. I bet they will be very happy. I have no sewing skills, horrible at it. But I made my own cage, and will be posting it soon.
 

CalicoPrairie

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I would love to use the patterns that you used to make some stuff. I just bought some fleece in very similar colors to your choices and I can't wait to get started on some lovely things for my little guys. I'm especially interested in the fleece pad with the hole in the middle, as I have a shelf that I had been contemplating making something like this for. Nice job!
 

sailord00m

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aw, it looks good! the beds look super comfy too..i am currently working on making my chins a playpen. so far so good
 

Earthlyrose

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Those hammocks and the "house" looking bed look professional! I wish I could sew something up like that! I noticed you have lining over what I am presuming to be wire bottoms. What are you doing there? Are you just lying fabric down, or is there cotton in between? I'd like to do something similar.
 

Chinmama

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Shooper sells fleece liners. You can find her ads in the Classifieds section of the forum, or, if you're on Facebook, you can find her at Fleece for Furries.
 

kmonty0726

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I need to get a sewing machine, when I first got my FN182 I sewed cage liners a hammock and tube cover by hand. I just order from fleece for furries until I get a sewing machine.

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Here is an over view both fleece liners, hammock, tube cover, and at the bottom where the storage part is, there is the plastic shelf liners. All hand sewn. I would love to make an order off fleece for furries, but its expensive.
 

Minccino

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Wow, I love everything you've made! You could even sell those!

The only thing I attempted to make was a hammock (it turned out good and he uses it sometimes), and a hay bag.. but he didn't like that at all, so I got rid of it. It wasn't the prettiest thing anyway, haha.
 

Mythreechins

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Do you have patterns you can share? I actually found this forum by searching for post about making my own items for cages.
 

Snowflake311

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Yeah I am all about DIY. I make my own parrot branches and rope perches. I make my own wood shelves for my Chins and I just buy cute fleece from the fabric store and cut to size and tuck it in. Works great and looks cute.

I buy used cheap baskets from thrift stores. They make great chew toys and are fun to sit in for the chins.
 

Minnow

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I don't have a way to post pictures but I make my own pillowcase liners for my critter nation cage. I think I'm pretty good at it but it's hard to mess up a straight line with a sewing machine lol! I have made my own chin buddy but it didn't turn out so good, Milo still loves it though! Last night I began work on two hay bags for my boys, I haven't finished them yet but I'll let you know how they turn out and if they like them or not. Your stuff is excellent by the way!
 
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