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Zombie Mouse!

13 Oct

IMG_6807Invite your cat to battle zombies, zombie mice that is. Cats love felt, the texture allows them to sink their teeth and claws into the fibers, which they find immensely satisfying.  Enjoy the sight of watching your cat go head to head with an army of mice back from the dead and hungry for brains.

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You will Need:

Green felt, I used Honeydew, Cilantro and Granny Smith*

Scraps of red felt I used Lipstick *

Scraps of white felt

Stuffing

Cat Nip – Optional

Embroidery thread in white, red, beige and black, optional dark green for whiskers

Zombie mouse pattern at the end of post

*matching thread

 

Cut

Cut one body shape on the fold, two paws, two ears, a base and a foot base from green felt

Cut 2 eyes from white felt

Cut tail wound, mouth and any various wounds from red felt

1

Fold paws over at the wrists and secure with overcast stitches as shown. Set aside.

Zombie mouse ear felt

Pinch ears together at base and secure with a few stitches. Set aside.

3 (1)Place eyes down first and secure with french knots in red embroidery thread. Keep the eyes near the center and away from the edges.

Place mouth into the center between the eyes and sew down with red thread, sew desired wounds into place.

Add ribs with a few stitches of white embroidery thread onto one side near the center.

Add stitches with black embroidery thread as desired. Simply stitch into a line and then go back over with spaced stitches.

Sew down paws at the base with a running stitch.

4

Sew tail wound into place with red thread. Sew along the center with white embroidery thread to simulate tail bones. Add any dark stitches with the same method you used above.

5

Bring edges of the tail together and overcast stitch along the raw edges in matching thread.

6

Fold accented mouse body in half placing tail near the base and overcast stitch, until you get to the tail. Stitch over the tail with a running stitch or two before returning the overcast stitch to the bottom.

7

Turn right side out and stuff. Add cat nip if you are using it in your cat toy.  Sew a nose over the top with beige embroidery thread.

 

8

Sew zombie mouse ears into place with a few stitches.

 

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Sew base to foot base. Leaving the edges free to make sewing base to the body a bit easier. Overcast stitch base into place.

 

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Now your cat has a worthy foe thanks to your amazing DIY cat toy making skills.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Felt Mouse Tutorial

21 Jul
Felt mouse stuffie

A magical felt mouse tutorial *amount of magic may vary.

When in the course of a royal girlhood many would- be -Cinderella’s  may find themselves  in need of  mousy assistance.  Fear not, this situation is easily remedied with the most magically of all fabrics…felt.

With the addition of some cat nip, a jingle ball, squeaker, or toy rattle insert, you can magically transform your cat’s day too!

For this project you will need

1 9x 12 sheet of felt in mouse color of choice I used Buttercream, Peacock, and Flamingo.

(scraps of felt may be used for the tail and ears from a contrasting color)

Matching thread

(Optional details: Small black eye shaped beads, cross stitching thread for whiskers, small button for nose.

Scraps of felt can also be used if your mouse is going to be used as a pet toy and safety is a concern)

Stuffing

Template

Basic sewing supplies

(optional fillers: Medium Squeaker, Rattle maker insert, Jingle Ball, Catnip)

How to make a felt mouse:


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Cut out pieces as directed on template and set aside, fold tail piece over onto itself and overcast stitch to opposing side, this can be a bit tricky at first. Set aside when complete.

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Create the mouse’s ears by folding ear template and overcast stitching the slit area closed with matching thread.  Set ears aside.

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Place both sides of the mouse body together and stitch along top with a running stitch and matching thread.

Felt mouse diy pet toyAttach tail to the back of the mouse body (the rounded end) while it is still inside out.

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Turn right side out stuff lightly add noisemaker if desired and attach bottom of mouse using coordinating thread and an overcast stitch.

Attach bottom of pet toy

If your concerned about your mouse being a bit off center cut a second mouse bottom from thin cardstock and slip in place between the stuffing and felt bottom before overcast stitching closed.

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Attach ears to the mouse side, knots can stitches can be easily hidden behind the ears.

attach mouse eyes and nose felt craftAttach eyes to the felt mouse by moving needle through the mouse face entering from behind the ears, after eyes are securely attached the needle should be brought through the face and out through the tip of the nose, attach button nose and hide knot under the button.

craft felt mouse toy diy tutorial blogAttach a few whiskers to your mouse, here I used 4 strand cross stitching thread, it was a little too thick for the look I wanted.

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Here I used multiple layers of standard thread. To attach I went into one side and created a knot to hold the whiskers to the length I wanted and pulled through once through I created a knot on the other end to hold it into place and trimmed off any excess thread. This will create a knot on the face but is by far the most secure way of attaching the whiskers.

If you decide not to use the eye beads and button nose simply cut out these pieces from scrap felt and sew into place.

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