1 yard 1mt calico or artists canvas
Scrap of timber about 1 inch (2.5 Cm's) thick for base
Black, White, Olive green, Peach and off white acrylic paints
Start by ironing your calico to give you a nice flat surface to work on. Then pin it to some cardboard to keep it tight whilst working on it.
Transfer the design to the calico using graphite paper.
Once you have transferred the design. Use your paints to paint the cat in your desired colors following the design provided in the pattern.
Use a fine line to define the detailed areas such as the tail, paws, claws and chin area.
To make the back of the cat trace a second shape, this can be painted a solid color such as black for this cat or you can stripe it if you like.
When all the paint is dry cut out the back and front pieces allowing a 1/2 inch (1 cm) seam all around the shape of the cat and a 2 inch (5cm) seem at the bottom to form the base.
Sew the back and front together with the right sides facing each other. Leave the bottom open.
Trim the seams and nick any of the corners or curves such as the ears. This will allow the fabric to flex to form the correct shape once it is made up.
Turn the fabric the correct way around and firmly stuff the cat with the fiber fill.
Cut the timber base in a slightly oval shape so that it fits nicely inside the bottom of your fabric cat.
Turn the edges inside and fabric glue or hot glue to the base or pull the fabric firm and smooth around the bottom and glue it to the underside of the base.
You can then finish off with a piece of felt to cover the edges.
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By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.