Make something for your faithful companion using our favorite fabric….linen!
This cat toy is inspired by Martha Stewart’s Catnip Fish Toy. I stuffed my adorable cat toys with cotton rather than catnip, but you can fill yours with catnip if you like.
I chose my colors based on what pieces of linen I had leftover from other projects. I wonder if there are certain colors cats are more attracted to….does anyone reading know? If so, I’d love to know!
The steps for this are incredibly easy-to-follow and don’t even require a sewing machine if you don’t want to break yours out.
Even the clumsiest sewing skills work just fine for this craft! It’s all about having fun making a simple craft for your little pet. In fact, I always think it adds a certain charm when something is hand-stitched.
- Cotton stuffing (which I tend to refer to simply as “fluff”)
- Needle and threadTwine (optional)
- Catnip (optional)
- Fish Template (available here)
Place the two cut-out fishes on top of each other so all the edges line up. Then, thread your needle and begin to stitch them together. Stitch about a ¼ inch from the edge.