This felt cat is one of my favorite projects this month. To me, it is not just an adorable stuffie that kids could play with, but it is also a beautiful piece of art to display in your home. If you’re a cat lover, you will definitely love this project. In fact, Krista modeled this project after her own cat, Charlie!
If you’d like, you can model this little stuffie after your own cat, too. For example, you can customize your felt cat to be a striped tabby, tuxedo, with or without socks, or even just solid colored. The details are up to you and we have a wide range of felt colors so you can get as creative as you want.
Ready to craft your felt cat? Just download our pattern below and follow our step-by-step tutorial. If you need a refresher on the stitches used, make sure to check out our embroidery guide. And don’t forget, you can customize this DIY project to look like your own cat!
Skill level: Intermediate and higher. This project can involve a lot of details depending on what kind of cat you want to make. (Want a beginner project instead? Check out our felt kittens.)
Crafting tips: When using lighter colored felt, you may want to use a thin stabilizer or spray stiffener on the wrong side of your felt pieces because it has a tendency to not be as densely felted compared to darker colors. Stiffening the wrong side will ensure that your stitches do not pull through the felt.
New to crafting felt animal stuffies and want to learn more? Take our mini course, 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Hazelnut, Bark Brown, Cotton, Salmon, and Juniper
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Light Brown(434), Ultra Dark Coffee Brown (938), Ultra Very Light Mocha Brown (3866), and Black (310)
- Black Safety Eyes — 6mm
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- Tiny Jingle Bell — about 6mm
How to Make a Felt Cat
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a cutting machine or scissors.
- Whip stitch on the white socks, tail tip, chin piece, and leg stripes to the body of the cat using 1 strand of matching floss (dark brown and white).
- Sew the other half of the felt details to the second body piece, with the design mirrored.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Looking for some other cute projects like this one? Browse all of our felt animals. And make sure to check out the rest of our April collection!
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I wish I would have known before reading & looking At your site that this was pay for patterns, not a free site and that’s how it’s advertised as, I don’t do enough crafting to pay 275.00 a year. I’d rather have a one time fee for the kitten prints to try and make with my daughter to see if it’s easy enough for my daughter to do herself. Maybe it’s the way I searched this on the web that it came up free. In emails our words can sound rude so I just rewrote this post! If we do try a kit or something and it works out then I’d be interested in a membership. I unfortunately didn’t learn to sew as a child. Have a nice day, You have a very nice site😊
Hi, Cindy! I’m not sure where you looked, but our home page states at the very top that this is a membership site. We offer new craft collections each month with 16 projects, 12 bonus files, and a live workshop, plus we also offer mini courses, maker workshops, and master courses. This is what we do for a living and we put a lot of time into our designs and tutorials, so we need to be able to make money somehow so we can keep offering everything we do each month! The cost is only $99 for the year or $9.99 per month. You’re always welcome to sign up for a monthly membership, which gives you access to our entire craft collection plus 5 extra projects of your choice, and then cancel if you want to. This way you could try quite a few projects out for just $9.99. We do have tons of kids’ projects and we also have a lot of freebies as well! You can browse the freebies here: https://liagriffith.com/craft/freebies/. Feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions! We’re always happy to help!
I love this x 1,000,000!!!!
Well yay! That makes my day 🙂