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All day yesterday, I attempted to make the grumpy cat. It's not perfect, and there are things I would do differently if I were to make it again, but I think I did an okay job at making the celebrity cat into a plush cat. It took awhile to figure out how to make it, but I finally got it down. I even made a tutorial so you can make one yourself! Here we go:
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Step 1: What you'll need

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First, you'll need this pattern. (I hand drew my shapes to the best of my ability, so feel free to do the same if you don't like my pattern. I didn't draw a pattern for the tail, because I didn't have room, but we'll get to the tail later.)
You'll also need:
2 sheets white felt, 1 sheet brown felt, 1 sheet tan felt, 1 sheet pink felt, 1 sheet blue felt, 1 sheet black felt, needle, white thread, black thread, tacky glue (optional), pins, scissors, poly-fil and a sewing machine.
The felt I used was a kind of polyester felt made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Yay for using "green" felt!

Step 2: Cut out pieces

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You'll need to cut out the body shape. Since the rest of the pattern is inside of the body shape, you'll cut those out after you cut the felt for the body. Make sure to cut out two body shapes (in white)!

Now you can cut out the rest of the shapes. Be sure to cut out four brown ears, two tan ears, two blue eye pieces, two black eye pieces, two brown eye pieces and one mouth. You'll also need to cut out a tail. I cut the first one just by freehand, then I placed that onto another piece of felt and cut around it so I had two pieces that matched. (By this point, I had no pink felt!)

It's adorable!! I am going to try making it:D

I'm going to make one for my grandson for Christmas - he loves Grumpy Cat and this will put him over the moon. thank you for the pattern.

I didn't see anywhere to download the pattern. I would really like to make one!

Barrelrider1210 months ago
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Grumpy cat is the cat version of Simon Cowell. like the instructables though!:)
sarbear3211 year ago
Cute my cat will be so jealous when she sees me with this other cat ha!
sunshiine1 year ago
He is so adorable! thanks for sharing!
Ha! Love it!
Dastan19961 year ago
P.s. I really love it...
elewis03 (author)  Dastan19961 year ago
Haha well thanks!
HollyMann1 year ago
This is so adorable!!!
elewis03 (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thank you!
AmyCat591 year ago
If you make an oval-shaped bottom piece in the same fabric as the rest of the Body, instead of just two body pieces, your Grumpy Cat will stand up on his own. Otherwise, love it! You *nailed* the facial expression! :-)

I also wonder if you could attach the eyes and mouth with a needle-felting tool... Faster than hand-sewing...
elewis03 (author)  AmyCat591 year ago
He does stand up on his own! Mostly thanks to the balancing act of his tail, but it works. I'm sure the oval shaped bottom piece would be great. Also, I've never needle-felted. I'll have to try that sometime!
I've only done one needle-felted practice piece, but it's the next thing on my List Of Crafts To Learn. There's a yarn shop diagonally across the street from my home :-) and I plan to go in this week or next to buy a kit.

What about adding a pair of little paws in front to further balance the tail? Then it'd be more like a tripod-base, and wouldn't tip forward... Also, I think paws would be adorable...
veronica21 year ago
that is so cute! i am definitely gonna make it and the instructions seem so easy and simple. i feel like i can definitely make this!
elewis03 (author)  veronica21 year ago
Great! Go for it! Let me know how it turns out! ;)
seeneed1 year ago
OMG. I have to make one of these for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing.
elewis03 (author)  seeneed1 year ago
Awesome! Let me know how it turns out!
alexf11 year ago
Platfus1 year ago
Will be awesome with my Grumpy cat cutout :D Awesome !
mclare501 year ago
This is awesome! I must try it!!!! :)
elewis03 (author)  mclare501 year ago
Go for it! :D
It looks adorably grumpy! :)
elewis03 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
Good! :)
ragu19751 year ago
Very cool!
elewis03 (author)  ragu19751 year ago
Thanks so much!