Measure the box
Are you adamant that the first step in any project is the most important? No? Is it just me? The cage liner must fit perfectly in your guinea pig cage. The liner should be just right for your cage. If it is too large, the edges will curl up and give your pet a hiding spot and a place to do their business. A linear that is too small will cause it to curl upwards. Your every linear is on the right. The seam would require an additional half-inch.
Mark your fleece (and all other fabrics)
Once you have taken your measurements, it is time to get out your markers and mark the fabrics. To avoid distortions in fabric cuts, ensure that your fleece is cut straight. If you're using old towels or other absorbent fabrics, you can stitch them together to increase the total measurement. Per Place the fabric on one side. As you sew the fabric pieces together, it will be easier.
Take it all out
Now you need to practice straight cutting the fabric after drawing straight lines. Just kidding. It isn't for fleece. Fleece is stretchy and can cause it to distort. It is best to cut the fleece along the straight line that you have drawn on it.
Assemble all the fabrics in the correct order
Now you have three fabrics to use for the layers you will be making later. This part is tricky because you might think you would just layer it as I described the fabrics earlier. Nope. This is not the way it should go. Here's how to layer: First, place your top fabric (which should be your prepped fleece), then the next layer should be your bottom fabric, placed right side down. Finally, add the absorbent fabric (which should be either your un-prepped fleece or your PUL fabric) on top. After gluing the fabrics together,
It's easy to sew together
If you have a sewing machine, this step is easier. If you don't own a sewing machine, your patience, dedication, and time will suffice. Sew the fabrics together at the half-inch mark. Leave an opening on the last side. This will allow you to turn it inside out. You now have all the layers in order. Now, hand-sew any remaining areas, and you have your DIY washable guinea pig house liners! Two cage liners are a good idea. This will allow you to have one extra to use in case you need it. We wish you every success in your DIY endeavors!
Make the cage liners
Wicking guinea pig cage liners will ensure that they have the absorbent properties you want for your guinea pigs to be comfortable. We have a guide for you: How to Wick Fleece. This involves washing the fleece with hot water and some laundry soap. The fibers are then broken down, and the fabric is more absorbent.