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« on: October 12, 2005 05:04:07 PM »

Taking a hint from a poster somewhere who mentioned buying a simplicity pattern for these, only to find it was in essense a Jordy bag with batting and cellophane as a lining, I decided to make one myself.  My Taboo is very young yet, and doesn't seem affected in the slightest by catnip (I don't think kittens are).  So I've been struggling to find things to entertain her with.  (She does love fuzzy mice, but my dog keeps stealing them from her and chewing them apart.)

Anyhow, here it is.  It was actually quite difficult.  The outer material is a dark/black jean type material, and the inside is fun kitty face flannel.  (I found it at walmart, but I don't think they make it anymore.  Oh well.)  I ended up sewing the denim as a layer, then pinning the sheets of cellophane to it and stitching it on separately.  The lining doesn't quite stay in, because it's slippery, so I may add a few tacks in the corners to keep it inside.  Don't worry too much about the cellophane getting out of control - it's supposed to be crinkly, right?

Unfortunately, Boo isn't much interested in it - I had to stick a treat inside it for her to even get near enough for this picture.  Maybe another time.

« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2005 08:23:19 AM »

 I feel your pain...  I made a fish-shaped cat "cave" for my cat from a Simplicity pattern.  It used a lot of foam and my machine wouldn't stitch through it so I ended up handstitching almost the entire thing, bled all over the place too.  Now my cat won't get near it and it sits around as cat toy storage.  Sigh...

You did a really nice job though, love the print on the inside.
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2005 09:06:48 AM »

I feel your pain, I was going to make the fish cave or a crinkle bag for my cat, luckily I gave her a paper bag to play in first - she didn't like it. My cat has a thing for boxes - the smaller the better. So now I am thinking of knitting her the kitty pi - the circular bed - I think I will sew up a quick version to see if she would like it.

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2005 05:58:13 AM »

my cat would probably like this- she doesn't play with toys, all she does is hide from my dogs,eat, use the bathroom, and sleep. seriously. she is like the laziest cat. Smiley

i like the pink/purple print with the little faces on it tho

your cat looks just like mine, but mine doesn't have as much tan spots Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2005 07:35:03 AM »

The thing about cat nip is you have to start introducing it at a young age. (6-9 months) otherwise cats don't develop and interest in it.

I have two cats... one is a year and a few months, one is 18 years. The younger I introduced to nip early by rubbing it into a scratching post.

The older of the two wasn't introduced to it by his previous human companions so he doesn't care for it.

My kitten might like something like this... She likes things that make noise.

Thanks for the pic!

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005 05:13:22 AM »

I feel your pain, I was going to make the fish cave or a crinkle bag for my cat, luckily I gave her a paper bag to play in first - she didn't like it. My cat has a thing for boxes - the smaller the better. So now I am thinking of knitting her the kitty pi - the circular bed - I think I will sew up a quick version to see if she would like it.

One of my cats have a thing for boxes as well. And the same thing goes for ones that are smaller...except for the fact that he is kinda big...not really a huge cat but not tiny...and I've watched him attempt many times to fit into boxes that end up ripping as he gets in. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2005 11:58:26 AM »

My cat LOVES paper bags. I wanted to make something crinkly for him that would last longer than a paper sack, but I didn't know what to put in it to get the noise.

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2006 06:47:48 PM »

Haha! This is so adorable Smiley

FYI, my Walmart still has the same kitty pattern in stock if anybody is interested Smiley I believe it's between 2.50 and 4 dollars a yard (i dont remember, my sister got it a few weeks ago), but I can pick anybody up some!
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2006 05:01:25 AM »

May I suggest this pattern?


It's the felt cat toy pattern.  I made 3 of them yesterday and my younger cat actually came into the living room carrying one to play, something she hasn't done in ages.

They take little stuffing, In fact, I just used the scraps of felt and for one of them, a tissue.

I am off to make a dozen more for a few ladies at work.

ps. love the bag, my cat is too nervous for one like it.

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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2006 07:58:45 AM »

How cute!!!

My cat has no interest in catnip either and never has.  (he's 1 year old now) But he does love anything with bells and cellophane "crinkle" balls. 

I actually bought one of these crinkle bags for him at wal-mart but yours is MUCH cuter!
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006 10:09:20 AM »

My kitty loves paper bags so I thought this would be a good idea.

I just kind of made it up as I went along.  The bag itself wasn't too difficult for me, rather the difficulty I had was pushing layers of cellophane through my sewing machine.  The feeder thingy wouldn't grip on it, and it kept ripping along the stitching.

Anywhoo, about 2 hours and a bit of cursing later, Argyle didn't even want to play with it. 


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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2007 07:45:06 PM »

I hate to sound dense but I am going to ask this anyway - the crinkly bag here - does it have a bottom or is it just a top and bottom?
I am thinking of putting an extra layer of fabric in it on top of the celephane so that it doesn't tear when going through the machine..

but I have no clue as to what on earth a jordy bag is.  I am lost.  I am pretty new to sewing and really want to make this for someone that has it on her wist list..

Can anyone help me understand how to make one of these?

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007 07:03:17 AM »

I cannot answer your question about crinkle bag construction, but the Jordy Bag Tutorials are in the purses board.  Some day I need to make one of them  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2007 09:38:06 PM »

My cat is wayyyy to low maintenance for ANY of the things anyone mentions for cats. It's sad! I wanna make crafty things for my little man but all he ever wants is tinfoil balls and cardboard boxes! haha.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2007 10:01:48 PM »

Haha! It's true... we spend so much effort for our kitties when sometimes they're just happy to play with a fallen leaf  Cheesy I love your crinkle bag version though, it looks really nice! I know my kitty just looooves to pounce on unsuspecting "victims" when it's crawling under a blanket, so you might want to initially put your hand in the bag and gently scratch from the inside or rustle around in there. She might be interested and pounce on your hand from the outside and realize, "Hey!! What's that enticing sound? What's inside this thing?!"
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