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Meow Meow Meow... The one and only flying poptart cat! :D
I linked a pattern I found by amberwillow on deviantart.com. I only used the head and tail from it because I wanted to change different things, like the size and shape of the body and legs. This whole project was hand sewn by me, because my sewing machine was acting up. I'm sure it would be much faster using a machine. Also, some parts are glued on with a hot glue gun or fabric glue. Please post your versions if you make a Nyan cat!! I would love to see them. :D I did this over several days, so the time is estimated. It depends on your sewing skills. HAVE FUN! If you have no idea what this is, go to youtube.com and look up "Nyan Cat". I do not own Nyan Cats design, name, music or video. Just simply a fan. :)

Posted by Sarah :D from La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States • Published See Sarah :D's 20 projects »
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  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw 4 ruler width strips on the long side of a piece of tan felt. Cut them out.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew the 4 strips together end to end. The easiest way to do this is to place two strips back to back evenly and sew one end so that you have a bad side and a nice side with a nice seam. Sew them into one long strip, NOT A CIRCLE!!! Set this strip aside

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take out your full sheet of pink felt, a ruler, and a pen. Make a ruler width border around the whole sheet.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut the border off and discard it. Round the edges of the new pink rectangle. Set it aside with your tan strip.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 5
    Step 5

    Print off the head pattern or draw your own. You may need to play around with the enlarging to get the right size head. Cut the paper head pattern out and trace it twice onto the grey felt. Cut it out.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin the two grey head pieces together with the marked up/bad side facing out and pin together. Sew around it with grey thread, leaving a hole to turn it inside out.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 7
    Step 7

    Turn inside out and stuff. Sew hole closed.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 8
    Step 8

    You could do this next step before you sew it up, but I did it after. Use black embroidery floss to sew on a mouth by going in on a discreet spot and loosly making two U shapes.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut out the facial features and glue on with fabric glue or sew on. Set the head aside.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 10
    Step 10

    Again, print off the tail pattern enlarging or shrinking until your pleased. Cut out and trace onto grey felt. Cut out.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold the grey tail piece in half with the bad side facing out. Pin and sew around leaving a space to turn inside out.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn inside out, stuff, and sew. Set aside.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 13
    Step 13

    Here is the part that is hard to explain. I didn't use the patterns legs, but you can. Instead I drew my own pattern and set it with the body and head to see if I liked it. So you can choose either way.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 14
    Step 14

    Trace the leg pattern onto grey felt 8 times, remembering to do it 4 times on one side then flip the pattern for the other 4.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut them out. Pin two bad side pieces together, sew around leaving a hole, flip it inside out, stuff it, then sew the hole up. Repeat for all 4 legs. I suggest the hole being the top flat edge be the hole, since it won't be seen.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 16
    Step 16

    Lay the tail and legs out on one piece of tan felt where you want it to be when done.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 17
    Step 17

    Carefully fold the legs and tail inside the piece of felt as shown in the picture. Pin into place.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 18
    Step 18

    Another picture showing step 17.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 19
    Step 19

    Take your tan strip and lay it along an edge of the large piece of tan felt with the legs and tail pinned. Leave about 1 1/2 inch piece and start sewing from there. Sew around the whole thing until you get to the tail or a leg.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 20
    Step 20

    When you get to a leg or tail, sew across normally then sew backwards across, then go straight and keep sewing normally. This will ensure that it is firmly sewn on.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 21
    Step 21

    When you get to the end, cut off the rest of the tan strip leaving about 1/2 and inch un-sewn.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 22
    Step 22

    Sorry if this part is confusing. Sew the two ends together so the stitches will be on the same side as the other stitches.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 23
    Step 23

    This is what it should look like flipped right side out.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 24
    Step 24

    Leave it the wrong way out and...

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 25
    Step 25

    Place the other sheet of tan felt on top and sew the strip to it too, leaving a hole big enough to flip inside out.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 26
    Step 26

    Flip it inside out.... :3

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 27
    Step 27

    AND STUFF!!! Then close the hole by tucking some fabric on each side of the hole in and using tiny stitches with tan thread. Set the body aside.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 28
    Step 28

    Now take out your bugle beads. Any colour will work, I just happened to have pink and blue handy. Also take out the pink felt you cut and rounded.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 29
    Step 29

    Sew or glue the beads all over randomly on your pink felt (on the good side). I sewed each one individually. Place the head on to figure out where no beads are needed.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 30
    Step 30

    And this is my back. See how all the threads are tied and clipped so none hang out or leave bulges in the fabric.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 31
    Step 31

    Use fabric glue (I used elmers white glue because I ran out of fabric glue. So far it is holding very well. :3) To attach the icing to the body. LET DRY! Do not rush. Make sure to smooth all bubbles and wrinkles out.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 32
    Step 32

    While its drying you can work on the next step. Take out the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple felt. Cut one ruler width strip from each piece (on the long edge) The order in the picture is how nyan cats rainbow goes, except I substituted the second blue for purple.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 33
    Step 33

    Sew the pieces together with all the bad sides on one side. Pin and sew on one side, then unpin and pin the next strip, and repeat.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 34
    Step 34

    Should look like this on the good side.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 35
    Step 35

    Either sew the rainbow to the back or for a removable version sew on velcro to the rainbow and back.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 36
    Step 36

    Sew or hot glue (lol) on the head.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Nyan Cat Plushie - Step 37
    Step 37

    YAY! Your done! That wasn't so hard, was it? *pats on back* Now go take some pictures with him! :D Hope you enjoyed my tute.

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Megan D.
Megan D.
How did you resize the head and tail to the proper size? When I try printing they are quite tiny.
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kat b.
kat b.
i absolutely love this i am quite young but i would like to have a go at this thank you very much for this cute design!
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Gabe
Gabe
Do you sell these cats for the ones who do not have the talent to create one?
Sarah :D
Sarah :D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 20 projects
Not at the moment I do not sell any of my crafts. Sorry maybe in the future. Happy
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Gabby A.
Gabby A.
Plzzzz can u make me one! I don't have felt or anything!
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happymrschicken
happymrschicken · 5 projects
This is great! My toddler is obsessed with Nyan cat (seriously, she would Nyan all day if I let her) at some point I may have to make her this, thanks for the tutorial! x
Sarah :D
Sarah :D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 20 projects
That's awesome I hope she enjoys it!! Happy
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Sarah :D
Sarah :D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 20 projects
@Christina @Sammi I am very sorry that my directions confused you. I would love to make a video to help, but I am very busy right now with exams coming up. I will try to make a video soon. Try looking at the pictures to help you out. Happy
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Sammi J.
Sammi J.
i figured it out but when i flipped it inside out the legs and tail were inside not outside like the picture.
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Sammi J.
Sammi J.
does anyone know how to do 19 to 21 cause i have the long strip but idk ho to sew the other side.
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Sammi J.
Sammi J.
yea a video could help because from19 to 24 i dont understand help please?
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Sammi J.
Sammi J.
yea a video could help because from19 to 24 i dont understand help please?
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