A cat house

Added Apr 9, 2012

by neenkster

Dallas, Texas, U...

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I found the little cat house tutorial on Pinterest and was smitten with it; I just knew I needed to make Pumpkin and Spike one!

The pattern is quite straight forward (I did alter the dimensions because P&S are so big!), I mean, you can easily see from the picture how it’s made, but attaching the flooring and the roof panels was just nearly impossible. I had to sew it up while standing, so I had better control over the house going in the right direction!

I just didn’t have enough space behind my sewing machine, so the house ended up riding against the wall. I had to bend the interfacing of the house in every possible position to get the seams sewn. I was a bit worried there that bending it so much would decrease the stability of the house, but it all worked out just fine.

Originally I wanted to add detailing to the front door and perhaps a bell and name plate, but I couldn’t come up with a good idea, so I decided to leave the front panel like it was. I can always iron something on later.

Material Notes

Quilting cotton and Pellon Peltex heavy interfacing (71F). I got it with a 50% coupon, because it’s quite expensive

Difficulty

Novice

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    Apr 11, 2012, 05.20 PMby Fiedlerin

    My dog is about the size of the cat. I think I will have to make one for him (and then of course for the cat as well). You don’t happen to have the link to the tutorial?

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      Apr 11, 2012, 05.20 PMby Fiedlerin

      D’uh… found it

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      Apr 11, 2012, 07.24 PMby neenkster

      Great idea! :) I made mine 27" long, because my cats are real big (and seriously refuse to lose weight :(). Looking forward to see your creations! :)

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    Apr 10, 2012, 11.27 PMby bjr99

    Great looking house. I hope they appreciate the work that went into it!!!

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      Apr 11, 2012, 07.26 PMby neenkster

      They do, the little one spends more time laying in the house than in his cat bed! Nevertheless I think I should make him a comfy pillow for in the house :).

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    Apr 10, 2012, 07.12 AMby zaarissima

    Great,great,great!!! Your cat love it! (it can be seen!)

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      Apr 10, 2012, 10.02 PMby neenkster

      thank you!! yeah they do enjoy it a lot, but I think the little one doesn’t want to let the big one in the house. Oops!

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    Apr 10, 2012, 02.19 AMby zsyzu

    That is so cool. I think I should make one for my Heidi and Chaba.

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      Apr 10, 2012, 10.03 PMby neenkster

      you should! :) curious to see what kind of fabric combination you’d come up with!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 06.32 PMby aggelicat .)

    L O V E!!
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      Apr 10, 2012, 10.03 PMby neenkster

      thank you!! v

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    Apr 9, 2012, 03.40 PMby Jelena Mitic

    Adorable!!! :))) Great job!

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      Apr 10, 2012, 10.03 PMby neenkster

      thanks!! :)

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