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Sew A Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole

Follow these step-by-step instructions to sew a ferret-shaped hidey hole for your ferret.

By Deva Kolb
Posted: October 20, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #8
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Placing the fur body down on the sewing table, with wrong side up, put the foam on top and center. Then place the fleece on top of the foam and pin the fleece and fur together with the foam in the middle. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #9
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Stitch from the neck around body to neck on other side. Put the right sides of fur together and stitch from top of head all the way around body to the chest area leaving enough space to sew in the lighter chest fur. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #10
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Turn the body right side out. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #11
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Sew the ears and turn, right side out. Then stitch a 1/2 inch seam on inside of ear. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #12
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Place a front and back leg on the ferret body and then cut out an opening big enough for ferrets to walk through between the legs. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #13
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Take face piece and attach the ears and the mask. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #14
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Take two white circles and two smaller black circles and stitch the black inside the white. Then sew both eyes onto the mask and stitch a small white stripe for the reflection in the eyes. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #15
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
At the nose area, sew in a little pink or black patch for the nose. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #16
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Fold the face in half with the right side on the inside and stitch from the under part of the nose to the neck. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #17
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Turn the face right side out. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #18
Sewing the ferret


Sewing The Ferret
Sew the chest to the bottom of the head and stitch the head/chest to the ferret body. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #19
Sewing the ferret


Sewing The Ferret
Turn the head right side out. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #20
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Sew the tail with right side inside. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #21
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Turn the tail right side out and stuff with fabric scraps. Sew the legs and turn right side out and stuff with fabric scraps. Stuff the head with scraps. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #22
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Pin together the fur and fleece around the ferret door. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #23
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Use a needle and thread to sew the fabrics together. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #24
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Sew the small area between the chest and bottom. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #25
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
Sew the foam for the bottom between the two bottom pieces of fur (with right sides of fur on the outside). Attach to the ferret body. The entire ferret can be turned inside out with right side now on the outside. Hand stitch the legs and tail on. Hand stitch the two pieces of fleece at the neck on the inside of the ferret. This keeps the ferrets from pulling out the scraps or getting to the foam. (Click image to enlarge.)

Ferret-Shaped Hidey-Hole Project Step #26
Sewing the ferret

Sewing The Ferret
You can cut an extra piece of fleece in an oval shape for the bottom of the ferret for easier washing and a softer bed for the ferrets (this is optional). Now just add ferrets. You have now created a ferret-shaped hidey-hole. (Click image to enlarge.)

Loving new ideas, Deva Kolb is constantly designing new arts and crafts. She is always on the lookout for something that would be fun to share, and many of her creations can be seen on her website.

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wow thats pretty cool!! my ferret will LOVE it!
Aimi, Minneapolis, MN
Posted: 3/20/2010 9:07:51 AM
Great instructions after step#8. Where is the pattern and the first 7 steps?
Brenda, Indianpolis, IN
Posted: 2/28/2010 4:33:12 PM
The ferret hidey hole is adorable, BUT the FOAM? It's a blockage in the making. I'll pass.
Razz, Manhattan, KS
Posted: 11/14/2009 10:44:51 PM
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