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could be made for another pet if template is made bigger.
I made this for my new budgie as i noticed she loved sitting ontop of my curtains like a hammock. As budgies get bored i thought to make her a hammock to repace her swinging perch. The template above is my own template and i must say i havent tested the hammock out yet!

Im sorry if my method isnt understandable and if you have any questions then just ask

Posted by MischievousRaven from Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom • Published See MischievousRaven's 45 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Print out the template to the size you want (bigger if you have a bigger pet!)

  • Step 2

    Get some recycled fabric (thicker the better as the hammock will be stronger, i used fleece material from an old bommer jacket), fold it in half so when you pin the template on and cut you have 2 pieces. If you have patterned fabric then make sure the pattern is not facing up towards you because when you sew it will be inside out when you turn it through.

  • Step 3

    Pin the template and cut 1cm extra for space when sewing. Remove the template but pin both pieces together on all sides ready for sewing. Sew along 3 sides and the forth side make sure you leave a gap (enough to turn it through facing the right way.

  • Step 4

    Turn the sewn piece back inside out so pattern is right way up, turn in a small seem on the gap and hand sew.

  • Step 5

    Now the main body of the hammock is done. . . . Using scrap pieces, i created a loop on each corner and sewn it on the main body. This is so when you put the jewelery chain loops to the sewn scrap pieces.

  • Step 6

    with the jewelery chain, cut 2 small equal pieces for the back and cut 2 longer pieces for the front. Loop through the loops and attatch a jump ring through the both ends and attatch an earring hook to it and clos it. Repeat this on all four corners.

  • Step 7

    And voila. I will be attatching the short jewelery chain ends on the side in the cage and the long jewelery chain ends to the top of the cage

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MischievousRaven
MischievousRaven · Shrewsbury, England, GB · 51 projects
my budgie wouldnt sleep in it, she just hid behind it
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Spookachtige
Spookachtige · Erie, Pennsylvania, US · 2 projects
Wow, interesting idea. my mom wondered at one point if they would sleep in something like that, a sort of nest or something instead of sitting on just perches. Next budgie I get, I might give something like this a shot.
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Spookachtige
Spookachtige · Erie, Pennsylvania, US · 2 projects
Wow, interesting idea. my mom wondered at one point if they would sleep in something like that, a sort of nest or something instead of sitting on just perches. Next budgie I get, I might give something like this a shot.
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Harmonees.creations
Harmonees.creations · Tampa, Florida, US · 44 projects
These work great for rats too!
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MischievousRaven
MischievousRaven · Shrewsbury, England, GB · 51 projects
i wouldnt advise using earring hooks. . . . use something abit more sturdy lol but smae concept
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Kriskat
Kriskat · San Francisco, California, US · 20 projects
This is absolutely ADORABLE. I have five Parakeets that are always fighting over the swings, so this will be perfect for them.
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