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Fun Craft Toys and Treats You Can Sew for Your Cat


Does your feline friend love to snuggle up by your side, curl up on your lap for warmth, or simply listen to you as the “purr-fect” listener and friend? Clearly, there’re more reasons to love your furry friend.

Playtime is essential for your feline friend.

Handmade toys and treats for your cat have a personal touch to them. Fun and colorful toys keep your pet busy and cozy depending on what they’re made to accomplish in your furry friend’s life. Is there a better way to show your pets how much you love them?

Whether your cat loves to nibble on new treats, pounce and play, or enjoys napping most time of the day, you can keep your friend happy with a fun craft treat or toy. Free sewing patterns can create amazing crafts that’ll leave a smile on you and your cat pet.

Transform empty cardboard boxes into adventurous playhouses for your feline friend. Decorate the playhouse with beautiful embellishments and paint your cat’s name on it. You can also sew or knit an attractive mouse for your cat to play with around the house.

Here’re a few interesting cat crafts and homemade gifts that’ll cozy-up your space, beautify your kitty’s playhouse or litter box, or amplify her playtime:


12 Craft Toys and Treats You Can Sew for Your Feline Friend

  • Mouse toy

A cute stuffed mouse can upgrade your pet’s playtime. A combination of a crotchet pattern and sewing patterns make a beautiful toy mouse that’ll keep your feline busy. The size of a single mouse piece makes it easy to complete one in just a few hours.

Include some catnip in the stuffing of the mouse for added fun.

  • DIY brushing station

Create a self-petting station for your pet friend. Up-cycle unused toilet bowl brushes into an innovative comb you won’t just use to groom your cat, but give it a mini spa experience.

Attach a simple plywood piece onto the brush and add either a lush carpet or fabric for a tactile and luxurious grooming experience.

  • A cardboard or vase cat scratcher

Use a cardboard to create a comfortable and scratchable cat cushion for your feline friend. Roll the cardboard tightly to give it form or shape. Spool it until you get the right seat size for your cat.

Choose hemp twine, ribbon or a luxurious fabric to sew onto the scratcher. You won’t just create a functional and stylish seat for your cat, but also recycle the cardboards lying empty in your house.

You can also use a vase to make a scratching post for your furry friend. Fill it with fresh flowers or appealing tree branches and give it a rustic rope, sisal or fabric finish for enhanced look indoors. Use a board or tile to secure and stabilize the base.


  • A water bowl planter

Link your pet to nature using a cat-friendly plant. Choose a pet-safe plant species to plant in your kitty’s bowl for easy watering. Sew an attractive cloth cover with your pet’s favorite animal or toy imprinted on it.

You can get a large bowl to divide into two sections. One part for holding the planter and the other for serving various dry food options for cats that you feed your feline friend. This ensures that your pet eats in a natural and healthy environment.

An organic DIY cat tree with a few branches and some sand is a great way to bring nature indoors for your feline friend. Seal the tree together before putting it up as a tower.

Consider faux vines to give the tree a green touch. Place it next to your cat’s litter box cabinet or playhouse to give your feline’s hideout a green touch.

  • A T-shirt cat tent

Use an old T-shirt to create a DIY cat tent for your pet. Get a few wire hangers to give the old T-shirt tent some shape as you create it. Your tee’s neck hole is perfect for making a tent doorway. Make sure that the tee you pick for the tent matches or complements your interior décor.

  • A bow tie

You’ll love to see your cat in a bow tie if you enjoy dressing your feline. A patterned cat bow tie features an attractive sewing pattern to make it attractive and functional.

Choose a fabric that complements your cat’s coat and improves your interior décor. Even if you lack basic sewing skills, you can easily learn to sew this beautiful accessory for your kitty. Doing it yourself gives it a personal touch.

  • DIY cat teepee

Get a beautiful blanket with patterns on it to sew a stylish shelter for your pet. Although you can use safety pins to hold the blanket in place when creating a cozy DIY teepee, sewing gives you a more permanent solution.

  • A litter box cabinet

A stylish cabinet hides your cat’s litter box from sight while giving your feline a comfortable hideout. You can hire a carpenter to make you a litter box cabinet with curtains and swinging doors.

However, if you’ve got the budget, get your hands on a pre-made litter box cabinet for your cat. Make sure it has a hideout section for your furry friend. Sew a colorful fabric to cushion your cat’s resting place.

  • A hammock for your cat

Flip a small end table to use as a base for creating a hammock for your cat if you aren’t hands-on. Secure a plush hand towel or two onto the four legs of the end table. Use hooks to secure the towels onto the posts.

Use grommets to reinforce the towels for a sturdy cat hammock accessory. Make the hammock tow-story using a matching bath mat that you can place on the ground level. This gives your cat the choice of resting on the mat or hammock as she desires.

  • A fabric cat toy

Knot a few soft pieces of fabric and sew them together to create a fabric toy for your cat. Choose an animal or object your cat likes to create a toy she’ll love and enjoy playing with.

Consider old bed sheets or T-shirts to make a pet-friendly toy for your kitty. When done, you can kick start your pet’s workouts with the toy on a daily basis.

  • A DIY cat collar

A pet collar can be both adorable and functional. Choose a desirable pattern for the cat collar to make one in multiple colors for eye appeal. Pick floral colors for the fabric you want to use on the cat collar.

Include an adjustable strap for a perfect fit when using the collar on your cat. Make sure your kitty’s ID tag is on the collar for easy identification in case she gets lost.

  • A party hat for your feline

If you’re planning an adoptive anniversary or birthday for your cat, opt for a party hat for your friend. A festive party hat is easy to make and can last longer if you decide to use a strong fabric to line up the paper underneath.


You can also make stylish knit catnip hearts for your cat. Stuff the pillow with wool for a soft and plush feel when in use. Choose a craft toy you’re sure will keep your pet comfortable, plush and happy for longer.

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