Rags the Cat
2 yards cheap, but
1 skein of matching
Embroidery Floss for the eyes.
2" x 2" piece of
one 5/8" pink
two 5/8" buttons
1 bag polyester
- 4 x 18 inch strip for the tail,
- One 18" circle for the body,
- one 12" circle for the head,
- two 8" circles for the feet,
- two 3" circles for the cheeks,
- and three 6" circles for the arms
I found that if I
measured and made a pattern out of old paper grocery bags, I was able to
keep it as a template so I could make several kitties.
Using all 8 threads from
the embroidery floss, stitch - - - all around the circle about 1/4 inch
from the edge. Leave plenty of thread to tie it with.
Start pulling both ends
of the thread that you just stitched around the edge of the body circle
Once you get it pulled almost completely together, start stuffing it. It
will make a large round ball. Keep it soft, don't over stuff it. Tie it
Repeat these steps for
the head, feet, cheeks and arms.
Fold the long edges
together, wrong side out. Stitch 1/4 inch from the edges, leaving one end
open. Turn it right side out and stuff with fiberfill. Stitch closed.
Stitch the head and body
together. I put the gathering areas of the body & head and sew them
together. Sew the cheeks, paws and tail on.
a) Fold one 6 inch
circle in half and cut in half.
b) Fold one half in
half with the straight edge at the bottom. That should leave 1/4
c) Stitch the
straight edge part together, leaving the circular edge un-sewn.
Fold the ear so that
the seam that you just sewed is in the middle.
d) Gather stitch the
circular part and gather to make the ear. Tie the ends so that it will
Sew the gathered part of
the ear onto the head.
Sew the pom pom for the
Sew on the eyes and