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Making a Pig House

PART THREE: GATHER SUPPLIES

Get material and supplies

1. Material for outside of house – should be a strong/heavy material for durability. Use pattern pieces to determine amount needed (MAIN PATTERN - Cut 1, VELCRO FLAP - Cut 4).

Example shown: quilted material -->

quilted material

2. Material for inside lining of house – nice, soft material, such as fleece works well. Use pattern pieces to determine amount needed (INSIDE LINING PATTERN - Cut 1, INSIDE LINING - FRONT - Cut 1).

Example shown: fleece -->

fleece

3. Cotton lining material for backside of flaps (need 4 pieces the size of VELCRO FLAP).

Example shown: cotton -->

cotton

4. Snap tape (snaps spaced 1½ inches apart):

ONE-DOOR: 23 snaps, cut into 3 sets of 5 snaps each and 2 sets of 4 snaps each

OR

snap tape v1

TWO-DOOR: 28 snaps, cut into 4 sets of 5 snaps each and 2 sets of 4 snaps each

snap tape v2

5. Sew-on Velcro strips (17 inches total), cut into four 4¼ inch pieces of each half (hooks and loops)

velcro

6. Plexiglas and Plexiglas cutting tool. Note: Plexiglas is a clear, hard plastic. It may also be called Lucite. In the sample, it is covered with an adhesive brown paper.

plexiglas
Cut material

7. Outside material:

ONE-DOOR:

a. Cut 1 of MAIN PATTERN

b. Cut 4 of VELCRO FLAP

cut outside material

OR

TWO-DOOR:

a. Cut 1 of MAIN PATTERN

b. Cut 4 of VELCRO FLAP

c. Cut 1 of DOOR FLAP

cut outside material

 

8. Inside lining material:

ONE-DOOR:

a. Cut 1 of INSIDE LINING PATTERN

b. Cut 1 of INSIDE LINING - FRONT

cut  inside material

OR

TWO-DOOR:

a. Cut 1 of INSIDE LINING PATTERN

b. Cut 1 of INSIDE LINING - FRONT

c. Cut 1 of INSIDE LINING - BACK

d. Cut 1 of DOOR FLAP

cut  inside material

9. Lightweight cotton material:

Cut 4 of VELCRO FLAP

cut cotton material

Continue on to PART FOUR: SEWING DIRECTIONS

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