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Introducing…. (finally!)… a CAT PATTERN!

May 24, 2011 | Blog, NEW Toy Patterns

Some of you who have asked me for a cat pattern will know that I have been trying to make one… for many years! I ADORE cats but just didn’t seem to be able to to make a cat sewing pattern I was truly happy with.

Maybe I needed a REAL cat for inspiration?

This is the first pattern I’ve done since Tiger arrived on the scene and he certainly has been there every step on the way – ‘test driving’ the pattern pieces…

(I didn’t think a Taste Test was necessary – but Tiger insisted!)

cat test driving the cat pattern

Luckily he stole my heart

before he proceeded to
steal my Mousepad wristrest rest
generally get under foot (hand?) while I put the cat pattern onto the computer!!!

computer cat mouse pad

Well finally, here she is –

Kitty Kate – in all her flowery gorgeousness!

cat toy pattern - Kitty Kate

I daren’t leave Tiger alone with Kitty Kate – he may tear her apart with excitement!

… and here you can see a close up of her little kitty whiskers.

Cat stuffed toy pattern

She’s made from a fat quarter of flowery print with some pale green contrasting scraps… and some bright funky purple FELT highlights.

I hope you like my NEW Cat Pattern as much as Tiger and I do!


Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory

Till next time…

Happy Sewing,


  1. Tanya

    Your cat certainly looks like a Tiger!

  2. Pauline

    Thanks Tanya – he is a real Tiger by nature too – haha! 😀


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