Hey all you pet lovers out there! Today I have something special for you. My cat Roux loves wand toys, especially ones with feathers! So, we have a freebie pattern for a kitty bear stuffed wand toy with feather paws, just for all you cat lovers!
Here’s what you need:
*Fleece 1/4 yard or less
*Felt for paws
*Felt for face
*Ribbon or satin cording, or both
*Glue (I used hot glue)
Please note- there are two sizes of paws on this pattern, you can use whichever you like
Step one: Cut out pieces- Cut out pattern and then either pin on fabric or trace with a marking pen and cut out your pieces of felt and fleece.
Step 2: Stitch together paws- place satin cording or ribbon sandwiched in between top of paw. Stitch down. Before you get to the tip of the paw, sandwich in feather, then stitch and backstitch over spot where feather is, and continue stitching around paw until you’ve got a stitch all around sandwiching in both the cording and feather on opposite sides.
Step 3: Stitch face- Stich face to the front of the front body piece. Draw your face on the felt with a tiny pen or a marking pen, then embroider face over your markings.
Step 4:Staystich limbs and ribbon- place your arms and legs facing in towards the belly of the body and staystich them down on the edge.
Step 5: Sew- Begin at the bottom and carefully stitch 1/4 inch seam allowance, making sure you don’t stitch down any pieces of the limbs, all the way around leaving a couple of inches at the bottom for turning. Clip threads and then turn right side out.
Step 6: Stuff- Stuff polyfill into the opening you have at the bottom of the toy, when filled to your liking hand stitch closed.
Step 7: Glue ribbon- Glue and wrap ribbon around the top of your wooden dowel. And now you are done!
Step 8: Find your kitty and play!
This toy has already gotten a lot of attention in my house from all the cats and my dog too! They love the feathers! I wish I had had some catnip to put in with the stuffing, then they’d really go nuts. This toy was fun and easy to make! Hope you enjoy making this little cutie for your favorite furry friend!