Thursday, July 28, 2011

Critter Crafts: No-sew Snuggle Sack

Snuggle sacks are great for rats, ferrets, guinea pigs, and even cats. The critters love these! They can sleep inside them, or on top of them. These snuggle sacks are also quick and easy to make!

What you will need:

Masking Tape
Scissors (good fabric scissors work the best)

Step 1:

Spread your fleece out flat on a table (or the floor, which is what I did)

Step 2

Place tape down on the fleece in the shape of a rectangle so that it measures two feet long and sixteen inches wide 
(I use the tape so that the shape comes out right, and when I cut it is a straight line)

Step 3:

Cut out the rectangle:

At this point it should look like this:

Step 4:

 Take off the two longest pieces of tape and place them in the rectangle two inches away from the edge. These will be used to help you make the ties.

Step 5:

Make the ties:

On the two longest sides of the fleece, cut 24 one-inch wide strips.

 Cut up to the tape markers you made in step 5, so that each strip is two inches long.

Step 6:

Once you have made all your strips (24 on each long side of the rectangle) take off all the tape.

Your project should now look like this:

Step 7:

Fold your fleece in half, making sure that the ties all match up:

Step 8:

Now tie all the ties in double knots:

It should now look like this:

Voila! A snuggle sack!

NOTE: This particular snuggle sack is sized for rats and guinea pigs. It would be okay for small ferrets, but for bigger ferrets and for cats it will need to be bigger:

Ferrets: Follow all instructions, but make the starting rectangle 20 by 30 inches. 

Cats: Follow same instructions, but make the starting rectangle 2 feet by 4 feet.


The No-Sew Double-Decker Hammock


  1. How clever and easy (goods photos and instructions)! What a treat for some lucky critters!
    -Animal Gram

  2. How clever and easy (using your super photos and instructions)! So nice for some lucky critters.
    -Animal Gram

  3. A hiccup!
    Two versions from me because the first one disappeared when I hit 'Post Comment', so I tried again :/

  4. That's really cool! I love the no-sew part. The No-Sew Double-Decker Hammock looks awesome as well. Looking forward to the instructions!
    Sarah :)