About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
5h00

Because who says cat ladies can't be mermaids, too?
I loved making this little mer-kitty - it was such fun to give a more realistic (yet fantastical) project a go. I painted the detail on the cat using slightly stubbed toothpicks, and I'm so happy with how it turned out!

Posted by Lauren from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa • Published See Lauren's 101 projects »
Tags

PrintEmbed
  • How to sew a fabric animal brooch. Mer Cat Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out two of your cat shapes and two of your tail shapes.

  • How to sew a fabric animal brooch. Mer Cat Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start painting your felt pieces. Be sure to concentrate more on the front, as the back won't be seen. Add the face detail to the cat body piece, and consider using metallic paint for the tail (I mixed light blue, light green and silver paint to get the colour for my tail).

  • How to sew a fabric animal brooch. Mer Cat Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add some glue to stick together the cat body piece and the tail piece. Repeat with back pieces. Add a line of small stitches to secure.

  • How to sew a fabric animal brooch. Mer Cat Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add a button (I used a starfish-shaped one) and some paws. Glue on, and secure with a few stitches.

  • How to sew a fabric animal brooch. Mer Cat Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Attach the brooch pin to the back piece of the cat.

  • How to sew a fabric animal brooch. Mer Cat Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach the two pieces together, using cotton that matches the pieces.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Negarina
Negarina · Tehran, Tehran, IR · 4 projects
The cat's face is so beautiful how did you paint it?
Lauren
Lauren · Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA · 112 projects
I looked at loads of photos of real cats and just built the colour up in layers. Happy
Reply
Negarina
Negarina · Tehran, Tehran, IR · 4 projects
OMG THAT IS SUPER CUTE . I CAN'T . oh gosh your painting skills are quite impresive too .
Reply
Gwyneth K.
Gwyneth K.
This is a MUST DO! I love it and will try it tomorrow.
Reply
Laura Gloomy.Panda
Laura Gloomy.Panda · Rochdale, England, GB · 18 projects
So cute! And great details too!
Reply
Aysenur D.
Aysenur D. · İzmir, TR · 1 project
it looks realastic and so cute ^.^ i will try to make a mer cat like this one .
and thanks a lot Lauren Happy
Reply
Anna H.
Anna H. · Kassel, Hesse, DE · 243 projects
Wow, the details! Good job!
Reply
Riya K.
Riya K. · Chandigarh, Chandigarh, IN · 87 projects
lovely Happy
Reply
Maria
Maria · Houston, Texas, US · 115 projects
as a cat lover, I approve of this project! lol jk its super adorable.
Reply
Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
aawww ...So cute!
Reply
Tilda
Tilda · Malmö, Skane County, SE · 36 projects
So cute!
Reply
Load 1 more comments...