Many domestic birds require peace and quiet at night to sleep peacefully, and a birdcage cover can help. When you cover the cage, it dampens sound and light to provide the bird with a safer habitat for sleeping. Create a birdcage cover at home for a custom fit in a style that suits your home.
Measure all sides of the cage including width, height and depth to create your pattern. Take both size and shape into account when designing a birdcage cover pattern.2
Draw the birdcage cover pattern on butcher paper. Add seam allowances of at least 1/2 inch to all sides. Make sure that the pieces for the cage sides and top are sized to fit the dimension of your cage. The finished cover should be larger than the cage so that you can easily pull it on and off.3
Choose a fabric that suits how cool or warm the cover should be. If it gets cold at night, choose a thicker, warmer fabric. Cooler, lighter fabrics are ideal for warmer and more humid climates where providing warmth is not required.
Cut out the pattern pieces and pin them to the fabric. Use one pattern piece for front and back, one for the sides and one for the top. Cut out two sides, one front, one back and one top piece.5
Pin the side, front and back pieces to one another. Sew these pieces together by hand or using a sewing machine. Trim excess threads.6
Pin the top pieces to all four sides of the cover. Sew the top piece on by hand or using your sewing machine. Remove any excess threads.7
Fold and pin in the bottom hem of the bird cage cover with enough allowance for the elastic. Sew all around the bottom hem, leaving an opening to insert the elastic.8
Insert the elastic into the bottom hem of the bird cage cover. Sew the elastic together to form a single ring, then sew closed the opening to finish the hem. The elastic will keep the bird cage cover tight around the cage, providing additional security and comfort for the bird.