How to Make Zhu Zhu Pet Clothes
Zhu Zhu Pets are shaping up as this Christmas’s hottest toy. I explained earlier about the Zhu Zhu Pet party we had at our house, and now it seems everyone is wanting accessories for their little hamsters.
You can buy clothes for the pets on Ebay, but if you have even a very minimal amount of sewing skills, you can make your own. I’ve made some for my kids.
Here’s how to make zhu zhu pet clothes: Cut a piece of your selected fabric 2.75″ x 7″. Turn under just a bit on both short sides and one long side and sew down (I like to use a zigzag stitch because it looks nicer and is a bit more stabilizing).
Cut a 1/4″ wide piece of elastic 6″ long. Now, this is the trickiest part: sew the elastic to the remaining long end of the fabric. You want the beginning and end of the elastic to meet in the center of this piece so that the elastic forms a loop that can slip over the pet. The trick is that you want to stretch the elastic as you sew it onto the turned-under fabric, so that the fabric gathers a bit from the elastic.
I hope that made sense. That’s basically it, although now you can decorate your outfit any way you would like. Last week I made a set of Wizard of Oz costumes: