Monday, February 20, 2012

King Arthur's new throne :)

I love my cat,
but I do not love cat hair on my couch.
So yesterday I finally got around to making
a proper Cat Mat for my kitty.
I bought 5/8 of a yard of blue checkered flannel.
It cost me less than $3.00.
I cut it in half and placed the flannel
with the good sides facing each other.
Then I cut 2 pieces of Warm & Natural batting the same size
and placed them under the 2 layers of flannel.
I sewed all the way around the edges with a 5/8" seam
leaving a 5" opening on one side for turning.
When you turn it right side out
 the batting is now sandwiched
between the layers of flannel.
I slip stitched the opening closed.
I did a 5/8" top stitch all the way around the edge and
machine appliqued a heart that I cut out of red fleece.
The finished size is 20" by 25".
The entire process took about 30 minutes.
Super easy.

It took Arthur all of 5 minutes to check it out.....

and decide that he likes it.....

and take a cat nap on it :)

Mission accomplished :)


  1. Great idea to use the Warm & Natural batting! I'll have to keep that in mind for when my store-bought mat wears out.

  2. Love it and Arthur is very handsome!

  3. You gave me a great tip. i'm going to make one of those for my puppy.
    thank you.

  4. My cats needs a house sized mat. Lol
    Good job and happy kitty

  5. Love it! We now have two cats... I think I know what I should be making!

  6. Very cute! If he's anything like most other pets I know, he loves laying on your fabric. It's funny how our pets like to help with our craft projects. Authur looks very happy!

  7. Wonderful idea, I must give that a try.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  8. Que buena idea, creo que voy a hacerle uno a la gatita de mi madre para que esté bien comoda.

  9. I LOVE it :-)! I see a catnap rug in Boo Boo's future. Thank you for sharing the instructions :-)!