These little shirts look too cute on fat furry guinea pigs and best of all this is No Sew! The shirt design is also open at the bottom so that it does not drag on the ground or make the guinea pigs feel squeezed or confined. This pattern would be easily adaptable to other costumes. I can already see a Mario and Luigi version on these, maybe a princess or just a little guinea pig Hawaiian shirt? What can you come up with?
- Scraps of fleece
- Hot Glue
- Felt for details
If you are going to make more than one shirt it may help to do this next part on card stock or paper so that you can trace it on to the fleece after word.
Using your main color of fleece (gold, blue or red) cut out a square that is 9.5 inches by 4.5 inches.
Using black fleece cut a piece half an inch by 9.5 inches
Using gold or yellow felt cut out a small Star Trek symbol
Next measure 1.5 inches along the top of the shirt from the edge. Then measure 1.25 inches down from that point. This is where the arm hole will be. At this point I simply drew a circle that was roughly the size of an American penny and cut it out.
Hot glue the Star Trek symbol to the left side of the uniform.
There you are! It's done! Enjoy your cute little Trekkie guinea pig now, just make sure to remove the shirt when you place the guinea pig back home so that he does not get hurt. Costumes are only meant to be worn as photo props.