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How to make a grumpy cat plush

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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!)
pie201020113 months ago
Grumpy cat is the cat version of Simon Cowell. like the instructables though!:)
sarbear3219 months ago
Cute my cat will be so jealous when she sees me with this other cat ha!
sunshiine10 months ago
He is so adorable! thanks for sharing!
sunshiine
Ha! Love it!
Dastan199611 months ago
I HATE IT.
P.s. I really love it...
elewis03 (author)  Dastan199611 months ago
Haha well thanks!
HollyMann11 months ago
This is so adorable!!!
elewis03 (author)  HollyMann11 months ago
Thank you!
AmyCat5911 months 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)  AmyCat5911 months 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!
AmyCat59 elewis0311 months ago
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...
veronica211 months 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)  veronica211 months ago
Great! Go for it! Let me know how it turns out! ;)
seeneed11 months ago
OMG. I have to make one of these for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing.
elewis03 (author)  seeneed11 months ago
Awesome! Let me know how it turns out!
alexf111 months ago
Awesome
Platfus11 months ago
Will be awesome with my Grumpy cat cutout :D Awesome !
mclare5011 months ago
This is awesome! I must try it!!!! :)
elewis03 (author)  mclare5011 months ago
Go for it! :D
It looks adorably grumpy! :)
elewis03 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz11 months ago
Good! :)
ragu197511 months ago
Very cool!
elewis03 (author)  ragu197511 months ago
Thanks so much!
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