With a little imagination, and a bit of fusible foam, these chilly weather themed fabrics from the Polar Opposites collection have been transformed into a fun and functional little igloo that makes an ideal house for cats & small dogs.
As you can see, he’s a big fan of it already:
These will be for stabilizing the front side with the opening.
There will now be 2 sets of 4 igloo sides. Press seams flat to one side.
Separate the pieces into two matching sets. Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of one set according to the manufacturers instructions, fuse the foam to the other, leaving the 1/4″ fabric seam allowance around all sides.
Take the front pieces and fold in half, right side inward.
Cut out the opening area, using the stabilizer as your guide, leaving a 1/2″ allowance.
Start with two igloo outer sides. With right sides facing, pin, then stitch together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Start where the stabilizer begins at the bottom and stop stitching where the stabilizer ends at the point of the igloo.
Add other sides to complete the outer. Do not cross over previous side stitches at this end. This will keep the seams laying flat when turned. Repeat this pattern of stitching for the lining.
Start and stop stitching 1/4″ from each end to make it easier to pivot and repeat for the remaining three sides.
Turn foam backed igloo right side out and insert the fleece backed igloo into it so the wrong sides are facing.
Now there’s a cute little igloo ready for a furry occupant to call it home:
Or a fun place for baby to play: