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« on: March 19, 2004 02:27:50 PM »

Here's a kitty pillow with a velcro opening in his tummy. I put a rice pillow in mine, although you could use it to hide just about anything.

http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/ecinue88/kitty/kitty.jpg

I folded fur fabric into thirds. Then, I traced this pattern over the folded fabric.

http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/ecinue88/kitty/pattern1.jpg

Open the folds out and cut out the red sections. Save the scraps for stuffing.

http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/ecinue88/kitty/pattern2.jpg

Sew a tube for a tail.
Cut 2 face pieces
http://img1.photobucket.com/albums/0903/ecinue88/kitty/pattern3.jpg
Sew around the edges of the face. Cut a hole in one side, turn right side out, and stuff with your leftover scraps. Embroider a face (or put eyes in) on the non-cut side.

Fold the fabric so that seam a meets with a, and sew it up. Repeat for b and c.  Fold the fabric back into thirds. Tack the tail into place between two legs. Sew around the paws and tail, and the front paws. Turn right side out.

Running stitch around the edges of the head hole and pull to form a neck. With the same thread, tack it to the body between the two front paws.

Sew velcro to the tummy flaps to keep his insides in. Insert stuffing or a rice heat pad.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2004 02:36:00 PM »

That's super cute!  What kind of Fabric did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2004 02:41:41 PM »

It's fur fabric that I found in the back of JoAnns for 4 dollars a yard. I think plush felt would also work. If you intend to use it as a hot pad with a rice insert, don't use polyester or plastic bits as I don't know how well that would work in a microwave.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2004 07:44:31 PM »

That is too cute!!! I've been holding onto some fur fabric, too. But I'm not sure I understand the diagram too well. How wide should I fold the fabric, or do I just wing it? Also, is the end marked "C" the tail or head end? Sorry for all the questions, I just want to get this right.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2004 08:31:12 PM »

** edit **

Here's better pictures. This one is done in plush felt.

Here is my fabric folded into thirds. The arrow shows the grain of the fur.


Cut through all three layers with the pattern.


Here is what it looks like unfolded. I decided that the fox would lie straight instead of curved, so he only has one v-shaped cutout on each side.


Sewed up the v cuts. The fabric will fold in the middle, this is what makes the body stand up.


Folded it back into thirds.


Tack your tail into place between the legs, or you can sew it into place later, depending on if you want the tail low or high.
Sew around the open ends. (left and right ends) Turn right side out through the flap in the middle.

The head and tail are done the same way, just cut two shapes out and sew around the edges. Then cut a hole in one side and turn right side out.


After embroidering a face, gather the open edges and tack to the head.


One fox pillow


A view of the tummy opening
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2004 07:56:10 PM »

Oh, thank you so much!!! That clears everything right up. I'm going to start on this project right now.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2004 08:12:19 PM »

What a cute idea!!!  Almost as good as a real cat to sooth away your cares!!!

Good Work and great instructions!
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