Cats are like music.
It’s foolish to try and explain their worth to those who don’t appreciate them
“Cat people” are a bit strange.
Having a room full of cat things, are a bit awkward.
Having a house full of cat things and cat quotes might be weird.
Being crazy about all things with a cat on it, or in it, is crazy.
So……..it is time to accept your kind of crazy.
What can you do? If you love cats, ……………you love cats!
Take your cats everywhere by using the free cat applique patterns to make a simple cardholder and a few small bags that will fit perfectly into your handbag. Then you have your cats with you all day long!
Take your cats everywhere – Card holder:
cut: 14 blocks pretty fabric of 9cmx 11cm
2 pieces denim (outer fabric) of 28cm x 11cm
1 long piece of pretty fabric for binding – 80cm x 4cm (you can join two pieces for this)
Free applique pattern for front.
Applique paper and all related sewing tools.
Using the applique technique, place your pretty cat on the outside of the denim.
Mark detail with chalk and sew detail by hand or machine. You can also use your free hand embroidery foot here.
Complete the picture before doing anything else.
Get the centre of the other denim piece and draw a line. Mark 1 cm on both sides of the centre line and draw in the 2 new lines. (this is where you first piece of fabric will start.)
Fold the small pieces double and pack them on top of each other all the way down. Every one starting 1cm lower than the previous one. After every singel piece, sew it at the bottom to make the pocket for the card.
This is a view from the back after every piece have been sewn on.
By now you should have two denim pieces. The one with the picture and the other with the card pockets. Join the front and back of denim (wrong sides facing each other) Sew together. Sew the binding around the edge. At the corners you can just insert your needle all the way and stop, lift your foot and turn.
Make a small cut in the binding on the corner that the fabric can relax. Cut away the corners of the denim to make the binding go smooth around the edges.
Fold the binding in and sew by hand.
Your own personalised cat cardholder!
Cat bag for just about anything:
It can be any size you need it to be
Above is what you need – You can also give it a lining like mine.
Do all the detail on the front first. You can use my free applique pattern for this.
Make it bigger or smaller according to your needs.
If you do not have the right length zip – you can shorten it by sewing over it with your machine. Cut it off to fit your bag
Join the zip with the denim – both sides
Iron it neat and flat.
Join the lining on the other side with the zip iron that well too.
(The ironing every time is very important as it will prevent your fabric from getting stuck into the zip and give a much neater look)
Sew from the bottom of the lining all the way through to the denim side and end on the other side of the lining.
Leaving the bottom of the lining open.
Turn the bag inside out. Use an object with a sharp point to make press the corners out.
Fold the lining 1 cm in and sew by hand.
Push the lining into the bag.
The following two bags are exactly the same – just a different size.
You can use my pictures again to make yours.
Little cat bag for all the small things in your handbag:
Money bag – let your cats keep your money safe:
Use the free applique patterns and enjoy the making of it.
Put them in you handbag and off you go!
“What greater gift than the love of a cat” – Charles Dickens
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