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The Cat Lover's Craft Book
Those big eyes! Evocative of the real deal, you can practically imagine this cat pillow slithering away when you try to snuggle up to it. Repurpose squashy socks for the ears, legs and tail, and use the outline stitch to embroider the realistic face.

Finished size = 181/8 x 15¾ in (46 x 40 cm)

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Apply a steam iron to the completed embroidery for an extra crisp finish

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  • How to make a shaped cushion.  Cuddly Cat Pillows - Step 2
    Step 1

    How to make

    Cut front and back fabrics. Trace the template onto the front side and embroider.

  • How to make a shaped cushion.  Cuddly Cat Pillows - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew front and back sides together with right sides facing, leaving an opening.

  • How to make a shaped cushion.  Cuddly Cat Pillows - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn right side out, fill with cotton batting and stitch opening closed.

  • How to make a shaped cushion.  Cuddly Cat Pillows - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut sock as shown.

    Front side (WS)
    Sew
    Opening
    Stitch
    Sock
    Front legs
    Front legs
    Back legs
    Back legs
    Ears
    Ears
    Tail

  • How to make a shaped cushion.  Cuddly Cat Pillows - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make the front legs, back legs and tail.
    Embroider all four legs
    (No embroidery on tail)
    Outline stitch
    (white [brown])
    Make small stitches
    Make rounded cuts
    Front legs (RS)
    ✳ [ ] Indicates information for Mackerel Tabby
    Sew with right sides facing
    Sew
    ¼ in
    (6 mm) (WS)
    Turn right side out and fill with cotton batting
    Pull tight to close
    Pull tight to close

  • How to make a shaped cushion.  Cuddly Cat Pillows - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make ears.
    Fold so that the vertical and horizontal sizes are equal (see ◦ symbol)
    Fold
    Fold
    Ear fabric (WS)
    Mountain fold
    (RS)
    Fold edge and flip to front
    RS
    Flip to front from here
    ¼ in
    (6 mm) Sew
    Fill with cotton bating and stitch closed
    Embroider
    *Same as legs
    Stitch
    Make two of the same

  • How to make a shaped cushion.  Cuddly Cat Pillows - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach ears, legs and tail
    Sew on
    Sew on
    Sew on
    Template
    ✳ Enlarge template 180% (In US: adjust from letter → tabloid paper size; elsewhere: adjust from A4 → B4 paper size. Copy top and bottom of image on separate sheets and join where the outline meets)
    ✳ Add 3/8 in (1 cm) seam allowance
    ✳ Cut two mirror image pieces of fabric
    ✳ [ ] Indicates information for Mackerel Tabby

    Front legs attachment position
    Opening
    Back legs attachment position
    Front side • Back side
    1 piece each
    Satin stitch
    (olive green [brown])
    Satin stitch
    (olive green [brown])
    Ear attachment position
    Straight stitch
    (white [brown])
    Satin stitch
    (yellow [yellow]) Outline stitch
    (white [brown]) Outline stitch
    (white [pink])
    Make small stitches
    Ear attachment position
    Tail attachment position

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