How to Make an Embroidered Cat Nip Toy

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My cat, Domino, is pretty serious about his food, his toys and his naps.  He likes fish flavored food the best, requires new toys fairly often and prefers his naps on the stairs, the back of the couch and on top of any laundry that was just folded.  Sigh.  He’s picky and grouchy but also funny and sweet.  He’s purrfect for us.

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Just don’t wake him up from a nap…

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…unless it’s for food…

He approves of Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food.  It’s made with real fish or poultry and has no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.  Domino licked his bowl clean!

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…or for playing.  He went crazy playing with the embroidered cat nip toy that I made him.

Want to make one for your cat?  Here’s how:

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If you want to create this exact toy, you’ll need an embroidery machine.  I’m using the Brother SE400.  You’ll also need cat nip, fabric, thread, stabilizer, a temporary adhesive and this embroidery file.

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You can either follow the directions of the file for this exact fish or simply cut out two pieces of fabric in the shape of a fish.  Leave a small hole for stuffing.  Add either cat nip or polyfill.  Sew the small opening closed and you’re finished!  The embroidery machine works basically the same way.  You add your stabilizing fabric to the hoop and sew the first outline directly onto the stabilizer.  Next, add the fabric over the stabilizer using temporary adhesive. Sew the next two steps which will be the outline of the fish and the sketched fish bone part.  Remove your hoop (but not the fabric from the hoop).  Add spray adhesive to the back piece and apply it over the stitched fish on the back of the hoop.  Place the hoop back in the machine and sew the last part.  Remove the material from the stabilizer.  Trim the fabric.  Next, fill the fish with catnip and sew the opening shut.  You’re finished!

These would make great pet gifts for the holidays!

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Domino is a happy cat right now! He’s got a new toy and he’s enjoying his food!  Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food is exclusively available at PetSmart.  It’s 100% complete and balanced for adult cats.  With 30 delicious recipes and 24 grain-free varieties, choosing which food to buy won’t be a hard choice with Muse!

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Does your cat like cat nip toys or those stuffed with soft polyester?

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    1. Thank you, Oriana! Domino is basking in the compliment right now! 🙂

  1. I wish I knew how to make things like this, but I’m very bad with my hands! Your cat is very cute, by the way!

  2. Haha, Domino’s face is SOO serious, like telling people, don’t mess with me face.

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