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Cat Pillow Pattern

Holiday Cat Pillow

change fabric to suit your decor or holiday


Holiday or Home Decor

Use your choice of fabric. Great for baby's room, guest bed, or (my favorite) under the Christmas tree.

Christmas Cat pattern
Make one for every holiday!

Free Holiday Cat Pattern

Our holiday cat is one of our most popular patterns. The face can be painted or embroidered. Use holiday prints to create a cat for each holiday. Add a ribbon around the neck for a more festive look.

Materials Needed

¾ yard of 45" width fabric (such as cotton calico, corduroy, satin, velvet etc.) for cat

ribbon (not shown, but you can attach a ribbon with bow around "neck")

embroidery floss OR fabric paint for cat's face

fabric glue (if using glue to attach pieces to body)

quilting pins

thread to match fabric

sewing ruler

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1. Print your pattern

Scroll down for pattern.

2. Fold fabric across the width. Follow pattern lay-out directions below. Cut out fabric pieces.

Layout is not drawn to scale, but pieces do fit as shown.

pattern layout

3. Embroider or paint face onto right side of one cat head piece.

4. Sew together head pieces, right side together, leaving a small area open for stuffing. Do the same with hind leg and two front paws.

5. Sew together tail, right sides together, leaving open the end that attaches to the body.

6. Sew together the body, right sides together, leaving open a small area on the bottom for stuffing, as well as the area where the tail will be inserted.

7. Turn all sewn pieces right side out. Stuff all pieces.

8. Hand stitch pieces closed. Leave the area open where tail fits into body.

9. Insert tail into the body opening and hand stitch into place.

10. Hand stitch or glue cat's head into place.

11. Hand stitch or glue hind leg and front paws into place.

12. Tie ribbon bow around neck.


Below are pages for pattern pieces for this project. Each group will fit onto an 8/5" x 11" paper. Our pattern will download as a pdf file. If you need instructions on using pdf files, go to PDF Instructions.

Pattern Page 1
Pattern Page 2
Pattern Page 3
Pattern Page 4

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