Whether you’re a cat lover or you just want to make a fun gift for a friend, you can make your own Long Cat Plush. Using old clothes or socks, this stuffed toy is easy to make. The finished toy will smell like you and your cat, and your cat will love playing with it.
To make this cat plush, you will need some basic sewing supplies. You can use a sewing machine to complete the project. You will also need some fabric. Fabric that is polyester fleece is a good choice because it is soft and doesn’t fray. It also comes in a wide range of colors. You can make the plush in any size.
The most important part of making your own long cat stuffed animal is to choose the right fabric. Polyester fleece is a good choice because it is almost as inexpensive as cotton. It is also very easy to work with. It makes the plush animal soft and huggable.
Sewing a plush is much easier with cotton. Sewing it by hand is also an option. However, it will take longer. It is a good idea to use a clear sewing foot to make the stitching easier to see. You can also choose to use a thicker thread.
How to stitch properly
The plush you make should have a stuffed tail. If you’re not using a sewing machine to sew it, you will need to insert the tail into the stuffed cat before sewing it closed. You can also use old t-shirts or other soft objects as a substitute for a stuffed tail. It’s a good idea to use small pieces of stuffing at a time to keep the toy from becoming floppy. If you have a sewing machine, you can sew the toy together to make it more durable.
After sewing the fabric together, you will need to reinforce the limbs by using a needle and thread to sew them into the body. This will give the cat more stability and a stronger connection. You can also add embellishments to your cat, such as buttons on the ears.
Faux fur for a realistic look
For a realistic look, you may want to use faux fur fabric. This fabric has long fur that will cover every edge of your plush. However, it is difficult to work with non-professionals. It can also be expensive. A better alternative would be to use a tougher fabric, such as polyester felt pills. However, the fabric will also hide any mistakes you make in the sewing process.
After sewing the fabric together, you’ll want to use a clear sewing foot to sew the toy together. You will also want to iron the seams to make the fabric look better. If you’re using a sewing machine, you should sew the toy together and leave a small opening in the middle. The opening should be 3 to 4 inches long. This allows the cat to be stuffed with batting.
Use templates to cut shapes
Before you sew the long cat pillow plush together, you will need to cut the fabric into shapes. Using a template can make this easier. You should also use scissors to cut triangles around the fabric edges.