My cats play with anything they can get their paws on. Sometimes they love to play with a package label. Other times they love hanging out in a box. All of them love catnip.
I bought a catnip plant a few months ago to have a steady supply for my cats. Catnip is resistant, though I sometimes forget to water it, it hasn’t died so far. It also grows very quickly. For the past months, I’ve collected a lot. After letting it air dry for a few weeks, the herb is finally ready for some toys.
Today, I’m sharing a step-by-step guide to sewing a toy for your kitty.
Materials you’ll need for the catnip toy
You’ll also need a sewing machine, a sewing needle, thread, and cotton or polyester filling.
Trace a heart on the fabric. I have sewn fishes in the past, but I wanted something easier this time around.
Sew over the marked line. I used a straight stitch with a 4.0 length.
Use pinking shears to cut around the seam. Turn the fabric inside out.
Stuff heart with filling and catnip.
Before you add the catnip to the heart, I strongly recommend getting your cat(s) out of the room. Depending on how sensitive they are to catnip, they will do their best to hinder your work ?
I didn’t do it, and this happened…
Hand sew with ladder stitch to close heart. If you don’t know the ladder stitch, check out this blog post.
Give to the cat. Watch hilarity ensue.
If you enjoyed this quick tutorial or have any questions, drop me a line in the comments.