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Free stuffed cat sewing pattern and tutorial

Free stuffed cat sewing pattern and tutorial

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Free stuffed cat sewing pattern and tutorialI’m excited to share a free stuffed cat sewing pattern and tutorial with you today! This is a very simple, front & back stuffed animal that you can sew up in an afternoon. It makes for a great beginner stuffed animal project and kids can sew it too! I have a video walking you through the process from start to finish; stuffies are so much fun to sew as gifts or decorations.

simple cat sewing pattern

These are sewn with quilting cotton and a felt face; I’d love to try a patchwork version too!

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Free stuffed cat sewing pattern and tutorial



Before anything else, prewash all fabric however you imagine you’ll wash it in the finished kitty, both body fabric & felt.

stick n stitch fabri solvy First, let’s make the face! If you’re new to Stick N Stitch aka Fabri Solvy, you can see a full photo walkthrough here. You print out the pattern, stitch, cut it out, and wash away. I used a satin stitch for the nose and backstitch for everything else. Let it dry before appliquéing it on.

small rotary cutter

Step 1-  Cut 2 main body pieces, on the fold. Pay attention to the grainline marking so the cat is perpendicular to the selvages. If you lay it diagonally or crooked, the fabric will pull funny! Cut 1 of each ear accent pieces, using heat n bond. If you haven’t used this before, you can see a full walk through here in how to applique.

Step 2- Place the face accent pieces carefully, making sure they are centered. Each ear’s top should start ¾ of an inch down from the top of the ear, the face should be 1.25” down from the center of the forehead. Applique on; if you want more steps on applique check out how to applique.

Step 3- Place the appliqued body right sides together with the other body piece and clip or pin, leaving a 3-4” gap open at the bottom Sew with ¼” seam allowance.

pinking shears gingher

Step 4- Clip curves, cut corners, and/or use pinking shears. Turn gently right side out through the gap and push out all the curves and corners with a chopstick, and iron it flat.

hemostats sewing

Step 5- Stuff the kitty! I like using hemostats to press the filling in carefully.

ladder stitch

Step 6- Use a ladder stitch to close and you’re done!

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Sunday 5th of September 2021

I was not able to find and print the pattern in your article.

Anita Baxley

Sunday 31st of January 2021

So glad I found this pattern! I’m making dolls and stuffed animals for charity and let my 10 year granddaughter (who has her own machine) try this out.and she did great. Learned how to embroider and did hand & machine sewing. I couldn’t see here how to post a picture though but we’re ever so grateful. Thanks a ton!.


Friday 18th of December 2020

Where is the link to print the pattern?

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