Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Cat Toy!

I did a toy for my puppy so I had to make one for my kitties too!  Here's Gizmo with his new catnip mouse!
What you'll need:
  • Two pieces of fabric cut into a mouse shape (see picture further down)
  • Sewing machine
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Two inches of coordinating ribbon or string (for the tail)
  • Stuffing
  • Catnip
1)  Cut out your fabric into the mouse shape.
2)  Using your embroidery floss and needle embroider the initial of your cat's name.  In this case it was for Gizmo so he got a G.
3)  Put your piece of fabric with the initial right side up.  Place your ribbon where the tail should go (like in picture below).  Place your other piece of fabric on top of this.
4)  Sew around the edge of this with an eighth of an inch seam allowance, leaving a one inch hole at the bottom of the mouse.
5)  Turn mouse right side out.
6)  Fill with stuffing and catnip.
7)  Sew your opening shut.  I just used my machine, but you could sew this part by hand.

You've got a quick and easy cat toy!
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  2. Yours look soo cute! I make catnip socks. Friends and family save me holey or mismatched socks and dryer sheets. I alternated stuffing (dryer sheets or socks) and catnip (bought in the tea bulk bin section of my grocery store) and simply stitch close the ankle of the sock.

    They end up being like big giant sausages but all the cats I know are . . ahem . . plus size and so they like them.
    Yours are much nicer. Maybe I will add a tail to mine like you did.