Simple and happy, our Folk Art Cat Applique will surely feel at home no matter where you choose to sew her!
Next up in our Folk Art Pet Collection is our content Folk Art Cat Applique. With her swirls and lovely markings, no wonder she is smiling! We have already shared our Folk Art Dog. Watch for our fish and bird coming soon. The Folk Art Cat Applique was made to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Enjoy!
DIRECTIONS FOR THE FOLK ART CAT APPLIQUE
Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements, cutting instructions and embroidery stitches.
Cut out felt using the photo and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Stitch cat to block using a running stitch with 2 strands of floss.
Using a running stitch with 2 strands of floss, sew on stripes and chest.
Sew on eyes using a running stitch and 2 strands of floss.
Add the center of the eyes using a French knot with 6 strands of floss.
Add nose using a running stitch with 2 strands of floss.
Sew on whiskers with a back stitch using 2 strands of floss.
Add mouth using a back stitch with 6 strands of floss. NOTE: The pattern shows a different mouth. If you would prefer to do that one use a stem stitch with 6 strands of floss.
Add lines to stripes and chest using a straight stitch with 6 strands of floss.
Using a stem stitch with 6 strands of floss, add the swirls.
Add French knots to the body with 6 strands of floss.