Picture of How to make a grumpy cat plush
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:

Step 1: What you'll need

Picture of What you'll need
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!
ElizaGrae made it!2 months ago
My son wanted to make this, so I assisted him. Great job with the pattern! The only thing we changed was the tail, he wanted a curvy one. After he stuffed it, he said his should be called Lumpy Cat. :)
SageRaven033 months ago
Cute, my youngest daughter loves grumpy cat. I might try my hand at making this
Aldric Koh 5 months ago

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!

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Grumpy cat is the cat version of Simon Cowell. like the instructables though!:)
sarbear3212 years ago
Cute my cat will be so jealous when she sees me with this other cat ha!
sunshiine2 years ago
He is so adorable! thanks for sharing!
Ha! Love it!
Dastan19962 years ago
P.s. I really love it...
elewis03 (author)  Dastan19962 years ago
Haha well thanks!
HollyMann2 years ago
This is so adorable!!!
elewis03 (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thank you!
AmyCat592 years 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)  AmyCat592 years 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...
veronica22 years 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)  veronica22 years ago
Great! Go for it! Let me know how it turns out! ;)
seeneed2 years ago
OMG. I have to make one of these for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing.
elewis03 (author)  seeneed2 years ago
Awesome! Let me know how it turns out!
alexf12 years ago
Platfus2 years ago
Will be awesome with my Grumpy cat cutout :D Awesome !
mclare502 years ago
This is awesome! I must try it!!!! :)
elewis03 (author)  mclare502 years ago
Go for it! :D
It looks adorably grumpy! :)
elewis03 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz2 years ago
Good! :)
ragu19752 years ago
Very cool!
elewis03 (author)  ragu19752 years ago
Thanks so much!