This lovely kitty bag is easy to make and a super cute accessory to wear. You’ll flip out over how fast and fun is the making, no zippers or complicated fasteners, just a simple elastic closure to keep your gadgets save and sound. Scale the downloadable pattern to get a smaller kids size, and enjoy the ride with your new kitty friend.
What You Need
- Printable pattern (download here)
- Suede, or any other fabric. (Sturdy and thick fabric shape design better)
- Cord (39.5” / 1m, it would be shorter for kids)
- Rick Rack
- Elastic trim
- Safety pin
- Embroidery floss
- Marker for fabric /chalk
- Needle & pins
- Sewing machine (optional)
Download the pattern, scale to 180,6% , print out and transfer to fabric. Cut out two kitty shaped pieces adding a 0.3” seam.
Take one of the kitty pieces right side out; draw face and tail. Then thread your needle with the whole floss and embroider. Use backstitches for all the lines and straight stitches for filling pupils.
Match up two fabric pieces right sides together. Take the cord and sandwich inside, with its ends poking out where template marks.
Sew all together in two parts: start sewing first from belly bottom to the top of the kitten back.
Now spread out the sewn piece and fold out the top of the kitty back, to create a continuous elastic casing for the closure of the bag. Pin and sew, leaving folded ends open for threading the elastic trim.
Lay down batting and then burlap, place the kitty shaped pieces on top. Align borders, pin (don’t forget to poke out the other end of the cord) and sew all together to complete the bag seam.
Turn your bag right sides out; you’ve almost done it! Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic trim and thread it all along the folded casing. Distribute gathers, pull each side of the elastic and tie into a knot to finish. Hide knot inside the casing.
Give your kitty a vintage touch with a rick rack collar, stitch both ends together at the back of the kitty’s neck… and voilà! That’s it :-)
Enjoy your new bag!