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Anyway, i have seen many Igloo covers and thought they looked great but i would like to try my own igloos.. Is there a how to site that shows me how to make one?

I'm in N.J and making my own Snuggle sacks. If everything goes right, I will sell them for $5-$7.00
 

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There isn't a DIY for igloo covers that I know of. I designed the first igloo cover 5 or 6 years ago. A few people have tried to copy mine.
 

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IMO i don't think you would do very well selling snuggle sacks. so many breeders already offer them and the market is saturated by people who have been selling them for years. beside the pattern to make them is offered everywhere for free and it is a very simple pattern that a beginner could make.

nancy is correct in that she invented the igloo covers and any others you have seen are copies.
making one of your own for you might be fine with HER PERMISSION, but i would not sell them.
perhaps you could create something that hasn't been invented yet that there is a need for and have better luck trying to sell that?

also, as an independent artist who has sold things over the internet through a store front (etsy or a business front and not ebay/craigslist) you should be aware that that is a complicated venture to sell goods as a business, and not to be taken lightly. you need to know how fast you can make a product before offering it online, with a website that can shutdown the order function if you can't offer the product at anytime (a few wheel makers have had problems keeping up with their orders that have advertised on this forum, for instance.) also you need to make sure that your customers know the product that they are getting EXACTLY through description and photos, and you need to have your sales policy on the site so customers can make an informed decision and be able to hold you accountable in case something goes wrong, as well as protect yourself from scammers. lastly, if anyone is helping you with your business, make sure you can trust them! we went through a second party ordering system years ago who collected money and then was VERY SLOW in sending things out and it took us a long time to overcome that reputation. we did so with hard work and really making it up to people who felt slighted, even though it meant a loss of profits.

haha. sorry that got so long winded. i really am trying to help. i hope i didn't go too textbook on you.
 
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Thanks for the information about the store business. However I only want to make one hut cover for myself. I did buy a few yards of fabric and so if I had any left over I'd use it for a cover. And as the business itself I wasn't planning to go big with it. I was only planning to maybe sell to people in nj and around here.

Anyway, thanks for the information. I will see if I can buy one from somebody.
 

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Provided memory serves correctly, there was a no-sew igloo cover that Ursula created and posted pics of on the old HHC forum. I'm not sure how to search the archives... provided they're even search-able :) Perhaps a mod could help?

Edit: I should say, though, that they seem tricky to make... they're an odd shape and you'll want to be able to remove it for washing. I'd recommend asking Nancy if she'd be able to make and sell one to you.

2nd edit: I received a little help... Here are the links:
http://hedgehogcentral.com/oldforum/ind ... 2670&st=16
http://hedgehogcentral.com/oldforum/ind ... 920&23642#
 

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oh, i have made blankets by using that technique of just tieing (dont know how to spell that?) two pieces of fabric together. but yeah, its probably not waskable unless you either put the whole shabang (i just sounded like my mom!) in the washer or you untie the whole thing, which would be pretty bothersome.
 
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