BAT WRAPS 101 - Bat wraps are used to wrap baby bats that have been injured, orphaned or abandoned

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  • Notes / Tips: Suitable Material: 100% cotton flannelette, 100% bamboo fabric or 100% cotton fabric New material on bolts: New materials on bolts are 112cm width and I'm all about using

    material efficiently at least possible cost.

    So cut at 25cm x 112cm. Leave selvedge and make your seam at this point as narrow

    as possible. 4cm less on finish size length will not impact on bat pups and will make a

    huge difference in the efficient use of fabric. Recycling Fabric – Sheets / Flannelette sheets – cut at 25cm x 120cm and make as per

    normal ***If using recycled flannelette - make sure absolute NO piling at all - any piling (tiny

    round fluff balls) causes injury to baby pups and bat wrap is unusuable Poly Filling for pillows – K-Mart has poly filled pillows at $4.50 for 2 or raid op-shops for

    used pillows and enjoy ripping the stuffing out of it What Material do you prefer: Anything that is suitable If you have flannelette – use that. If you have cotton – use that, If you have both –

    make both . STUFFING PILLOWS This is direct from Director of Bat Sanctuary "Pls though, for the baby bat pups we dont need them so firm as there little arms don't

    go right round" . Don't over stuff and don't leave "floppy" Fill evenly so that you can compress the pillow a half of the way". So not as hard as a

    memory foam pillow and not as soft as a poly filled human pillow.

    This should not make it easier to stitch around. If you can't stitch around - too much

    stuffing

    BAT WRAPS 101 Everything (plus more) that you ever wanted to know about bat wraps…

    1. What are bat wraps? Bat wraps are used to wrap baby bats that have been injured, orphaned or abandoned.

    It makes them easier to handle, but more importantly it simulates their natural

    environment. There are two main types of bat wraps”

    · “Mumma rolls” or “Bat Wraps” are rectangle wraps with an attached (sewn-in)

    pillow; or · “Flat wraps” or “Bat Burrito” are square or rectangular wraps without an attached

    pillow. Sometimes a separate pillow or “Mumma pillow” is used with one. Please refer to the last page of this document for some photographic examples of the

    different wraps.

    BAT WRAPS 101

  • 2. Where are the patterns?

    Mumma Rolls The approved pattern can be found under the files tab - “Sew-ARCCG Bat Wraps Photo Tutorial.pdf” Additional instruction can be found under the files tab - “Sew-ARCCG Bat Wraps Sewing Pattern.pdf”

    Flat Wraps Flat wraps can be made in a number of sizes, depending on the carer and need for them. Some examples are below. If there is an active call out please check for specific sizing information.

    Double layer rectangle There is no pattern for these. Use the “Mumma Roll” pattern, omitting the pillow.

    Single layer rectangle There is no pattern for these. Use a single layer of fabric to make a rectangle approx. 25cm x 60cm (finished size) with double hemmed edges. Remember to cut your fabric larger to allow for the hem. A 1cm hem will require a 29cm x 64cm rectangle to start.

    Single layer square (Square Flat Wrap used in SA) There is no pattern for these. Use a single layer of fabric to make a square with double hemmed edges. Finished size should be either 40cm x 40cm square or 45cm x 45cm square (approx.). Remember to cut your fabric larger to allow for the hem. A 40cm square wrap, with a 1cm hem, will require a 44cm x 44cm piece of fabric. The 45cm square wrap, with a 1cm hem, will require a 49cm x 49cm piece of fabric.

    Mumma Pillow There is no pattern for these. Pillow should be approx. 10cm x 25cm rectangle (finished size).

    3. What fabric can I use? Mumma Rolls - 100% Cotton Flannelette Flat Wrap,Double layer rectangle - 100% Cotton Flannelette Single layer rectangle – 100% Cotton, 100% cotton flannelette or fleece. Note: if using polar fleece a double hem is not required as fleece does not fray. Single layer square - Any 100% natural fabric, so cotton, flannelette, silk, bamboo etc Mumma Pillow-100% Cotton Flannelette

    4. Which ones should I make? All bat wraps will be used to support wildlife carers. Each carer or organisation has its' own preference of bat wraps. Any callout will include specific details of what wrap is required.

  • Photo by Carla-Maree Simmons ARC Cra� Guild. Used with permission.

    Mumma Roll

    Photo by Deanna Roberts, ARC Cra� Guild. Used with permission.

    Flat Wrap – Single layer rectangle

    Photo by Kerry Fraser, ARC Cra� Guild. Used with permission.

    Square Flat Bat Wrap

    Photo by Samantha Brown, ARC Cra� Guild. Used with permission.

    Photo by Tess Earle, ARC SA Used with permission