We have a new guinea pig and loved the idea of making a bonding pouch for him. It is easy to make your own guinea pig bonding pouch which makes holding and carrying your guinea pig easier for you and cozier for him.
You will need a piece of fleece (less than half of a yard). You can find end of bolt pieces on clearance at fabric stores, which saves money.
Fold your piece of fleece in half and cut out a rectangle. Estimate the size that will fit your guinea pig and add an extra 3 inches on each side. It is better to make it a little bigger than you think you will need.
Cut 3 inch slits (about an inch apart) onto the sides of the rectangle (cut through both sides of the fleece at the same time). Only cut the slits on each side, not the top or the bottom fold.
Starting at the top or bottom of each side, tie each of the overlapping pieces together in a double knot.
Once your sides are tied, your guinea pig bonding pouch is finished. You can snuggle your guinea pig right into the pouch and feed him or hold him. You can also take this project one step further and add a strap.
To add the strap, we cut two long pieces of fleece and twisted them together, tying knots on each end. Then, we cut slits into each side of the pouch and tied the straps onto the pouch. You can add the straps in whatever way is easiest for you. Tying them instead of sewing them was easiest for us, but make sure your straps are secure.