Here’s your chance to create this adorable neck rest in the shape of a sleeping cat. Black yarn is used for embroidering the eyes onto the appliqued cat’s head and the neck rest is filled with polyester wadding.
Print and cut out the template, which you will find below. Draw the template onto the fabric. Include a 1cm seam allowance all the way around each part. NB. Do not include any seam allowance for the applique on the cat’s head.
Iron vliesofix fabric (or other bonding material) onto the inner side of the chosen design fabrics intended for the cat’s head.
Draw the parts for the applique onto the fabric with the ironed on vliesofix. Cut out the parts and iron them onto the outer side of the fabric intended for the cat’s head.
Complete the applique with zig-zag stitches all the way around the edge.
Sew the cat’s ears together, outer side against outer side, apart from the horizontal side at the bottom. Turn inside out and press with an iron.
Attach each ear at the top between the two pieces of fabric that make up the head. These two pieces are arranged outer side against outer side. Sew together but make sure to leave an opening at the bottom for turning inside out.
Fill the head with polyester wadding and close the hole with back stitches sewn by hand. Use black yarn for embroidering the eyes.
Arrange the parts for the cat’s body outer side against outer side and sew together. Leave a 10cm opening on the cat’s back and turn the cat inside out.
Fill the cat’s body with polyester wadding. Close the hole with back stitches
Sew the head onto the body with a needle and thread.
And your finished!……How adorable is this little fella!
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To use the template, left click to open it, then right click on the template and select ‘save image as’ and pop the picture somewhere you can find it. Print it out as normal and use.
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