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Extract from Crafting for Cat Ladies • By Kat Roberts • Published by Lark Crafts

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Crafting for Cat Ladies
This project may be small, but it makes for a big improvement on an otherwise plain shirt.

Note: The more precisely you line up your edges at every step of the ironing, the better your overall project will be!

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© 2018 Kat Roberts / Lark Crafts · Reproduced with permission. · Crafting for Cat Ladies by Kat Roberts, published by Lark (£14.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by marking a square 81⁄2 x 81⁄2 inches (21.5 x 21.5 cm) on your fabric and cutting it out.

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 2
    Step 2

    On the backside of the fabric square, draw a line on each of the sides 1⁄2 inch (12 mm) from the edge.

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 3
    Step 3

    Give the fabric a spray of starch, then fold each edge on the lines and iron flat.

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold in half diagonally with wrong sides together and iron flat.

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 5
    Step 5

    Follow the illustrated steps, ironing after each of the folds (E, F, G, H). Spray the fabric with the starch as you work, if needed.

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 6
    Step 6

    F

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 7
    Step 7

    G

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 8
    Step 8

    H

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 9
    Step 9

    Topstitch the inner portion on both ears, and then sew the top portion of the cat’s head.

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the pocket onto your preferred area of the shirt.

  • How to sew a pocket. Origami Cat Shirt Pocket - Step 11
    Step 11

    Securely Topstitch from the top-outer point of the left ear, down and around the bottom of the head, and back up until you get to the top of the right ear. You could also use a Double-Running Stitch if you’re sewing by hand.

    Note: If you’re topstitching using a sewing machine, experiment with stitch settings on a similar piece of fabric as your shirt, and choose the stitch length that best complements your fabric.

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Elizabeth S.
Elizabeth S.
I have no clue how you discovered it, but I love it. Great origami!
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Helen E.
Helen E.
It is so simple yet so amazing. Keep up the good work!
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