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Cat sewing pattern and tutorial

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Make more than one style of cat doll with this cute and easy PDF sewing pattern. Experience sewing cloth dolls or making stuffed animal toys is not necessary. This cat sewing pattern is for confident beginners. It includes step-by-step photographs, detailed instructions and lots of tips from my years of doll making experience. I will also invite you to join a friendly and supportive Facebook group where you can watch video demonstrations, ask questions and see cat dolls made by other members. 

A handmade cat doll could be made as a personalised gift for a cat lover, a birthday or Christmas. It could also be made as a cat loss gift or make a cute nursery decoration for a new baby. 

With this sewing pattern, you can design your own cat stuffed animal. You can choose to sew or paint the cat’s face using templates for open or closed eyes. There are templates and instructions to include corner spots or sewn stripes on your cat. It includes a tiered dress and a bow for your cat. 


Professional pattern and 49 pages of instructions...

  • Full-size pattern pieces that have been professionally drafted on a computer and include seam allowances
  • Lots of tips from my years of doll making experience
  • A list of tools and materials
  • Illustrated instructions for stitches used to sew the doll face and attach the arms and ears to the body 
  • Templates to draw the cat's face and spots accurately
  • Access to a supportive and friendly Facebook community where you can watch video demonstrations, ask questions and see dolls made by other members 

The cat is suitable for beginners, the dress is for confident beginners 

The pattern and tutorial are sent as PDF files so that you can immediately start sewing 

The cat doll can wear the same clothes as the dolls in my bunny, bear and dog sewing patterns. They can also wear the daisy dress and Spring outfit   

Materials and tools

To make this pattern you will need...

• A quarter of a meter or yard of linen, cotton or a cotton-linen blend for the cat’s body. I like Robert Kaufman Essex Linen
• A third of a yard or metre of light-weight cotton or linen fabric for the dress
• 18” x 4” (46 x 10cm) lining fabric for the dress
• 6 1/4” x 5 1/8” (16 x 13cm) light-medium weight cotton or linen fabric for the bow
• 2 1/2” (6.4cm) of 1/4” (6mm) wide sew-on hook and loop tape or four 1/4” (7mm) sew-on snaps / snap fasteners
• 100% wool felt for the eyes (optional) and for sewing spots or stripes to the doll (optional)
• matching sewing machine thread
• embroidery thread for the face
• 6oz (170g) stuffing depending on the type you choose
• fabric paint or acrylic paint mixed with textile medium (optional)
• turning and stuffing tool such as a chopstick
• hemostats or tweezers (optional)
• erasable fabric pen
• embroidery needle
• doll needle (optional)
• fabric scissors
• paper scissors
• pinking shears (optional)
• seam ripper
• pins
• ruler / measuring tape
• paper scissors
• iron
• sewing machine


Without ears approximately 15" (38.1cm), 16” (40.6cm) with ears 17” (43cm)


• Digital PDF file (you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader or Preview for Mac to open the file)

• Written in English

• Measurements are given in inches and centimetres

Pattern difficulty

Beginner friendly - No experience of making dolls is necessary, but you will need to have basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine and be familiar with hand sewing

Terms of use

• Downloads are non-refundable

• You may sell dolls made from the pattern if you meet the following terms

• Sharing, selling or distributing my pattern and instructions electronically or in printed form is strictly prohibited under copyright law

Customer Reviews

Based on 138 reviews
Karen Kahle

Such a nice, cute and easy to follow pattern! love it💖

Kristy Broderick
Great Pattern

I am yet to make this pattern. Ive looked at all the other ones people have made and they are very happy.

Cat pattern

Such a great pattern to make. My granddaughter fell in love with it immediately!!

Alexandra Jaskolski
The instructions for this doll are very cl...

The instructions for this doll are very clear and easy to follow! I can confidently say Studio Seren patterns are my new obsession!

Stacie Gecse Glover
This pattern was so fun and cute.

This pattern was so fun and cute.