Introduction: Cat Stuffie!
Lets face it. Being the only cat in a whole house can get pretty lonely sometimes. That's why I chose to make something to accompany him along with me. I thought that making a stuffie that looked similar to him would be a good choice, because although he probably wont pay mind to it, it would fill some time out of my day and possibly become a toy for my cat.
Here are the supplies that you will need.
- Cloth (Colors of your cat)
- String (Black and white)
- Red/pink button for the nose (optional)
- Felt pen/any soft-tip pen
For these supplies, there area wide range of options to pick from. For the cloth, it really depends on what your cat looks like (if you are replicating your cat) I did this slightly orange/yellow color for the top, and a white textured cloth for the bottom. Make sure you have sharp scissors that are newish or made for sewing.
First, you want to cut the shapes to sew. For this cat, I wanted to capture the way lots of cats sleep, in a curled ball. So I cut out a circular shape with one part jutting out for the head.
Step 1: Step 1: Cutting Out Your Shapes
First, you want to cut the shapes to sew. For this cat, I wanted to capture the way lots of cats sleep, in a curled ball. So I cut out a circular shape with one part jutting out for the head, as you can see in the picture above. You want to cut out TWO of these. One for each side. (You can do a different color for the bottom if your cat has a different color on his/her belly) Another thing you want to include is two triangles for both ears. You also want a tail. I made the body about the size of my palm, but you can make yours as small or as large as you want.
Step 2: Step 2: Sewing It Together!
Before I start sewing anything, if I haven't been sewing in a long time (Which I haven't been) I practice a small piece of cloth i put a cut in, and practice the stitch I use called the running stitch. As you can see in the picture above, you start from the bottom and push the needle through both the edges of the layers of cloth. Do this to your whole border of your stuffie but make sure to leave a 3-4 inch gap before you seal it off.
Step 3: Step 3: Finish Sewing and Use Stuffing!
After you have finished the majority of the sewing, turn your cat inside out, like a sock. This way you can't see the sewing anymore. Next, fill it with stuffing and close the gap off. Now you have a strange looking bean thing and we have to add the tail, nose, eyes, mouth, and ears.
Step 4: Step 4: Details
Now that you finished the main work, you have to add details. I took my black string to make a pattern, still using the running stitch of the eyes. For this I just stitched in place until it got to the size that I liked. I proceeded to do this with the other eyes and I sewed a red button for the nose. I got these from Joanne's, but its totally optional and if you don't have a button, you can just sew in place again until it gets big enough. Next you sew the mouth, make your stitches close so it doesn't get perceived as something else. For the final touches, I sewed the tail and the ears that we cut out in the first step.
(As you can see, I added whiskers and another line to indicate the leg, but it didn't look so good so I didn't include it here)
Step 5: Conclusion
Sure, mine did not come out as good as I expected it to, it was a good attempt and im sure that with more practice, I will get it down.
3 years ago
I love it!