Felt color A
Felt color B
Embroidery floss color A
Embroidery floss color B
2 3/4” buttons with 2 holes for eyes
Contrasting embroidery floss for sewing on eyes
Stuffing (wool or polyfil)
Beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottom
Directions: (All seams are 1/4″.)
1] Download pattern and make copies.
2] Cut out pattern pieces as follows:
Color A (black)
2 body pieces (front and back)
2 ear pieces
Color B (white)
2 ear pieces
1 tail tip
3] Using the pattern as a guide, pin chest in place. Using 3 strands of color A (black), blanket stitch chest to body front. (You do not need to blanket stitch across the top of the chest since it will be hidden under the cat’s face.)
4] Using the pattern as a guide, pin face over the chest and body front. Using 3 strands of color A (black), blanket stitch the lower curved part of the face to body front. Using 3 strands of color A (black), secure face to top of head using a running stitch. (The running stitch should be in the seam allowance so it will not be seen when the cat is shown together. This stitch is only used to hold the face in place.)
5] Transfer nose and whiskers to cat’s face. Using 6 strands of color B (white), stem stitch the 6 whiskers. Using 6 strands of color B (white), satin stitch the nose. Transfer mouth to cat’s chest. Using 6 strands of color A (black), stem stitch the mouth.
6] Using the pattern as a guide, sew on buttons, using 6 strands of a contrasting embroidery floss color (green). (See #5 pic)
7] Transfer the 3 swirls to the cat’s front. Using 6 strands of color B (white), chain stitch the swirl design.
8] Using 3 strands of color A (black), blanket stitch one color A ear to one color B ear. Do the same for other ear. (Sorry…missed a picture of this step. See pics of completed cat.)
9] Using the pattern as a guide, position the ears with color B (white) against the cat’s face. The ears should line up with the top of the head and will cover the eyes. Pin or baste in place.
10] Place the tail tip on the tip of the cat’s tail. Using 3 strands of color B (white) secure the tail tip to the tip of the cat’s tail using a running stitch. Only sew along the jagged pieces of the tail tip. The round edge will be secured to the tail in the next step.
11] Using the pattern as a guide, position the tail to the cat’s back. Pin in place. Using 3 strands of color B (white), blanket stitch the tail to the cat’s back. DO NOT stitch the bottom edge of the tail to the back.
12] With right sides together, stitch front to back leaving a 2 1/2” opening as indicated on the pattern. (This opening will be used to turn cat right side out after the bottom has been added.) Make sure to reinforce the edges of the opening so it does not unravel during the turning process. (This step can be done be by hand or with a sewing machine. If sewing by hand make sure to use very small stitches.)
13] With right sides together, pin bottom in place matching side seams and notches. Sew in place.
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