Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat Free Pattern From Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

I just love adorable creatures.  If you do, too then you'll be pleased to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms of  Q.D. Patooties  has an adorable cat pattern to share.  I hope you enjoy making "Half Past Midnight, A Witches Cat".

Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat Pattern

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Here's the instructions and what Lisa said about Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat:  All you need to do is to click on the pattern above and save it to your computer. After you click, the pattern will enlarge. Then, just right click and "Save Image As" to save it to your computer. Then follow the instructions below:

1)  Trace the pattern pieces onto felt or the fabric of your choice. I trace mine onto the felt and then sew around it before cutting it out. If you choose to cut your kitty out and then sew it, please add 1/8" seam allowance to your pattern.

2)  With all your pieces sewn, cut as close to the seam edge as possible. Felt does not fray and this will make it easier to turn. To turn your tail, push a drinking straw down inside your tail and then, using a wooden skewer, push the sewn end of the tail into the straw with the skewer. Like magic, it will start to turn! If you have trouble turning your arms and legs, use the same method to turn them.

3)  Sew on your face and star eye patch with some decorative stitching. To hold the pieces in place, I use a fabric stick glue that can be found at your local sewing store in the quilting section. It keeps everything in place while you work.

4)  Stuff your kitty starting with the arms and legs, then the body and finally fill your head as tightly as you can. Sew up your kitty using a ladder stitch, as shown below.

5)  Embroider your kitty's face, add one winking eye and one regular eye (I used a vintage 9mm shoebutton for my regular eye) and a collar with a bell (I found these cute pumpkin jingle bells in the button section of my local sewing store). Now, here's a little bit about the kitty you just made:

Meet a magical little kitty named Half Past Midnight. The witch who owns him named him that because he's not exactly black - he's navy blue. The same color blue that the sky turns when it's lit by a pale blue moon which isn't that often you know. He's also got the most peculiar marking in the shape of a star over one eye. That's the eye he winks when he he wants to do magic. He also has an extra long tail that he swishes at the same time to increase his magical powers. Mystical, yep. Cute, you betcha.


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Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

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