How to make an Igloo Cover

Posted by Summer Wright on

This tutorial will show you how to make an Igloo Cover for your Kaytee brand igloo(possibly other brands if they have the same sizes).

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Supplies needed:

-Sewing Machine(here's the one I use)
-Rotary Cutter or Scissors
-Kaytee Igloo in size specified
*Fabric pen or chalk to mark cut lines
*Pins or clips

*Optional supplies

Fabric Needed:

Large size:

  • 7" x 28" Fleece Solid
  • 7" x 28" Fleece Print
  • 1/2 yard of both print and solid to cut out top

Giant size:

  • 10" x 37" Fleece Solid
  • 10" x 37" Fleece Print
  • 1/2 yard of both print and solid to cut out top

If you don't know which side of fleece is the 'right' side, hold the fabric so it stretches across, then pull slightly. The edges of the fabric will curl towards the 'wrong' side.

Step One:

First, you'll need to cut out your top pieces for your cover. To do this, set your igloo onto your extra 1/2 yard of fleece and cut around it. Don't go around the entrance though. You'll need one circle out of the print, and one out of the solid.

For Giant sized igloos, the shape will be an oval instead.


Step two:

Gather all of your pieces together, separating the solids and prints.


Step three:

Lay your first circle down, with the right side up. Take the end of your matching rectangle and line up the edge with your circle like pictured. 

Note: For Giant sized igloos, make sure to line up the edge of the rectangle in the middle front of the oval, where your entrance will be. On large igloos like the one pictured, it doesn't matter where you start.


Step four:

Sew the pieces together like pictured, making sure to turn the rectangle often to keep it lined up with the circle.

Note: Make sure not to pull or stretch the fabric, or it will end up misaligned or the side will be too long. Try pinning the fabric together beforehand if needed.


Step five:

Once you finish sewing the pieces together, you should have a small 1-2" gap where the entrance in the igloo will be. This gap may be slightly bigger for giant igloos. If the fabric stretches any and does too far, you can trim it down.


Step six:

Repeat steps 3-5 on the solid pieces, then flip your solid piece inside out.


Step seven:

Place your solid piece inside of your print and line up the edges. Start sewing at the back of the cover, and sew the layers together. Make sure to keep the edges of the fabrics lined up, especially over the entrance gaps. Leave a 1-2" hole to flip the cover inside out.


Step eight:

Turn your cover inside out, then sew the turning hole closed.


Step nine:

Line the layers back up and now you're finished! 

I hope this tutorial helped! Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it, or if you have any additional questions! If you'd like to purchase one of these instead, you can get them here.



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