How to Make Bird Cage Covers Plus Easy Sewing Projects #WaverizeIt

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Today I’m sharing how to make birdcage covers. Have you ever used Waverly fabrics? They are a home decor fabric line. Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts gave me the opportunity to give Waverly fabrics a try, and think outside the box! The challenge was to create anything I wanted to sew for the home or for me.

At first I did a lot of foot tapping. Hmm, I could redo the dining room chairs. But, I have 8 and wasn’t sure if I would have quite enough to recover my dining chairs, besides I redid them last year.

Waverly Fabrics, Blossom Boutique,, Theresa Huse 2013

Foot tapping continues. I thought I could wrap the fabric around my kitchen table base to cover it. The cat, and dog has started to pull the lovely rope off the base it’s in desperate need of a redo. Again, I wan’t sure if it was quite enough fabric for that project. How will you keep it clean? Finally, I decided on making bird cage covers.

How to make bird cage covers

Sewing Bird Cage Cover Step by Step, Bird cage cover,

  • I used grocery bags to make the pattern, taping together as needed. Lay your bags or pattern paper against the cages, and trace the lines to make, then cut your pattern.
  • Make each side a panel (for this cage I made one panel, one strip over the top side to side) 3 pieces total
  • Next allow for seam allowances, and seam lines cutting it out with at least 5/8 inch to 1 inch extra when cutting your fabric out. 
  • Cut out your fabric
  • Pin in place together before sewing, to ensure your fitting
  • Place over the cage, and make adjustments to fabric by pinning as needed
  • Remove pin placement as you sew
  • Sew the sides one by one (front and back) to the burlap strip (measured from one edge of the cage to the other) 
  • Trim seams
  • Turn inside out
  • Your bird cage cover is ready to use! 

I decided on using some burlap fabric I owned, along with the Waverly fabric to let light, and air in for the birds. I pinned everything in placed, and sewing away. Then I had left over fabric so I wrapped an 8 x 10 canvas, made a zipper pouc, and a cat pillow bed. I used every last piece of that lovely Waverly Fabric. 

  •  Disclosure: I did receive Waverly Fabric to create with for the #Waverize it project.
  • We hope this DIY helps you to create your own bird cage covers. 

Waverly fabric project, Theresa Huse 2013

Of course I am going to share what I made, but first I want you to know that you can make something too!!

Sorry, the contest has ended.

  • Now the results of my  Waverize It Challenge

Custom Birdcage Covers

Bird Cage Covers made with Waverly Fabrics, Bird Cage Covers, 650x Theresa Huse 2013

I added a burlap fabric in one continuous piece to be on the sides, and top connecting it to the Blossom Boutique Waverly Fabric. This allows for light, and air for the birds. We live in Central, Ca. It gets quite warm over half the year so I wanted unlined. But, you can easily line the covers to adjust for your needs if you live in colder climates.

Cat bed, zipper pouch, Waverly Fabrics, #waverize,, Theresa Huse 2013

I couldn’t get my kitty to get into the bed for the photo,  lol trust me he loves his bed. Here’s how to sew a pillow. If you want to make one. I also love my bird cage covers. My new make up case was made like this zipper pouchHow to sew a zipper pouch.

Here are a few other favorite sewing projects to sew. (wide mouth zipper pouch) (10 zipper pouches)I love how this Waverly Fabric Blossom Boutique ended up going with our home decor so well. I just might have to grab some more fabric to make living room pillows. 

Looking for more sewing ideas?

What would you make with Waverly Fabrics?

Handmade bird cage covers patterns, and supplies 


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  1. Hi Theresa, Thanks for Stopping by Crafty Allie. I’m glad you found me, because I am really enjoying your blog!

    1. Hi Allie, Thanks for stopping by! Glad you are enjoying the blog. I hope to see you again soon & if you didn’t already your welcome to join in the weekly parties. It’s open all week for entries.

  2. Wow those are happy birds for sure Theresa! The fabric is lovely and the covers are very cute! What a great mama you are! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous pet creation at the Fluster Buster Party! Come join us again next week, Lizy party co host

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