Kittie Kat Stuffie | A FREE Printable

Here’s a fun little craft project to do with your kiddos. A quick Kittie Kat stuffie they can color and help you stuff. Older kids might even be able to help with the sewing. I’ve made a printable PDF download for you all. You have a few options:

1) print onto inkjet compatible, paper-backed cotton or canvas. You can get this at some craft stores or online. Dharma Trading Co. has some here.

2) print the download onto iron-on transfer paper. You can also get that at Dharma Trading Co. here.

3) print out onto regular paper and use a lightbox and fabric markers to trace the design onto your fabric.

I printed onto inkjet compatible cotton canvas. Then got situated with my trusty fabric markers and some fabric dyes for the larger areas so i could paint them in a bit quicker.

Here’s a detail of the fabric texture. (Click the image to see it larger on your screen)

And here’s how she looked all color-i-fied.

Then i cut out the kittie leaving about 5/8″ of the fabric all around.

I used this piece as a template to cut a piece of fabric for the back of the kittie. I just used some woven, fun fabric from my stash. You don’t need much. I pinned the 2 pieces with right sides together.

Next, I stitiched a 5/8″ seam all around. The fabric marker bled through, so it gave me a good guide as far as staying very close to the black outline of the kittie. I backstitched on either side of an approximately 4″ gap at the base of the kittie. This will be the hole for turning and stuffing. Before turning, i trimmed close to my stitching line and added some notches around curves to make the turned shape lie smoothly. You might want to add a 2nd row of stitching very close to your first row if this little stuffie is likely to get a lot of wear.

Next, I turned and pressed the stuffie so she looked like this.

Then stuffed her with fiber fill and hand-stitched the opening shut. I instagrammed her keeping me company at my desk, see?

She might need some sequins…..but that’s for another day. : )

Oh! and see her cute back?

Click the image below for your PDF download if you want to make a few of your own! Meow!

 

Comments

  1. Renee says

    Thanks for the printable! I have a feeling I’m going to see what my 7 year old artist can do with this with fabric markers, she’ll love it too! Soo cute! Thanks!

  2. says

    I pinned this, because I see so many wonderful possibilities for this Kittie Kat Stuffie. How about adding a zipper to make a clutchable purrrrse… or weighting the bottom with a sandbag for a doorstop.

  3. Lindsay says

    I’ve been wanting to make a stuffed kitty with my 5 year old and we are finally doing it. Do you have any plans to do any more of these? I would buy the downloads, for sure. A boyish version would be great, too!

  4. says

    Wow.. Just found your website and I an in absolute awe at your work. Very colorful bright and inspirational. ALS took a read through a few posts and can relate a lot to your “lull..”creating for clients & it feeling different after a while from your original…’from self’ creations (for a lack of better terms at the moment). I have been really struggling with my own creativity for sometime now and found your share encouraging. Thank you! I look forward to reading much more!!

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