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« on: February 05, 2018 06:53:25 AM »

I was searching in the basement for used t-shirts to make a crocheted rug but found two old wool shirts instead. Never did find the t-shirts. One small dark grey and one small red plaid.



I decided to make a cat rug/bed. I did not have a crochet hook large enough so I ended up braiding, then stitching together. It only took about 5 tries to get the shape I wanted. And I used every available bit of the shirts. I will never do this method again!

I cut the shirts into strips, keeping the existing seams where I could. I cut the sleeves in a spiral to maximize the fabric. Then machine stitched the strips where needed. It was rough and ready, varying widths, bulky existing seams, but the cats seem to love it.

The white spots are existing paint splatters on the red plaid shirt. The cat claimed it even before I had finished the silly thing. Now I'm searching for something else to make another for the other cat.


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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018 07:58:45 AM »

Even if you didn't find the shirts you were looking for, at least the kitty is happy! Cheesy

Looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018 08:56:19 AM »

As long as the kitty is cozy!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018 10:28:56 AM »

Such a cool and resourceful project! Looks like it's purrrrfect for kitty, too!
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018 10:31:11 AM »

That's a nice color combination and the kitty is certainly enjoying it; great job!
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018 01:27:59 PM »

Palo is one of my coworkers. They help me work from home by snoring gently in the background. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018 01:45:56 PM »

Great reuse!  The cat certainly looks beyond cozy comfy!  I have a bunch of Jim's old jeans/shirts, etc - you have inspired me!  As it was, I am going to use the butts of a couple of his old jeans to make a heart pillow for Troy - the pockets will make good hoarding pockets for his growing collection of bones.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018 01:34:00 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018 07:24:29 AM »

This is wonderful!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018 07:32:57 AM »

Amazing! A cat that actually uses something you made for it! Lol Cheesy
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