Sew Your Own Felt Cat Mask!
As the days are getting chillier and I’m watching all the leaves fall from the maple trees in my yard, I’m realizing that Summer is officially over an we’ve moved into fall.
My favorite time of year! Time for apple picking, boots and sweaters, warm fires… And Halloween is almost here!
It’s become a long standing tradition in this household to make our own Halloween costumes. Creativity runs deep here! DIY Halloween Masks are one of my favorite things to create!
In this kitty cat obsessed house it only makes sense to create a felt cat mask to my line-up of felt mask patterns!
DIY Halloween Felt Cat Mask Tutorial
This mask is meant to be hand sewn from felt, but can also be created with other materials using fabric glue. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it!
Recommended Tools and Supplies:
- Acrylic or WoolFelt in coordinating colors
- Needle and Thread (alternative: fabric glue or hot glue gun)
- Ribbon or Elastic
- Small Sharp Scissors and Pins
- DIY Cat Mask Pattern PDF
- NEW SVG Cat mask cutting file for personal die cutting machines
Start by tracing all of the pattern pieces onto your sheets of colored felt. Carefully trim each of the pieces from the felt.
Line up the muzzle pieces to the end of the Front Nose/Snout piece as shown below.
Begin sewing the muzzle and snout pieces together, starting from the middle bottom point of the snout moving outward, then folding the muzzle to sew upward along the snout piece.
Starting from the mid point of the tip of the snout, match up and sew the muzzle pieces to the end of the snout. You will stitch from the middle point of the snout moving outward, then folding the muzzle over to sew upward along the side of the snout piece (see below).
Sew the small nose onto the end of the snout. Match the Inner Ear Pieces to the Outer Ear pieces and stitch into place.
Now to add decorative detail! Pin the Large Stripe felt piece to the top of the middle of the Snout Piece. Stitch into place. Stitch the Heart Detail into place.
Pin the sewn snout and muzzle to the Front Base of the felt cat mask.
Stitch the snout onto the Mask Base. Optionally you could choose to add a little detail as I have done, by stitching in a decorative running stitch with gray embroidery thread. I chose a deep grey to offset the lighter grey stripes on the cat mask.
Pin and stitch the Eye Detail pieces into place.
Add the Eyelash Detail pieces and stitch into place on top of the Eye Detail Pieces. Black felt really makes these pop!
Pin the Ear pieces into place on the Mask Base piece. Pin a long piece of ribbon straight across the top part of the Mask Base.
Sew the ribbon into place using a wide basting stitch. Match the Mask Base pieces together and begin stitching in place. Sew across the base of both ears, moving to stitching the outer edges of the mask together, paying close attention to sewing the ribbon securely into place at the edges.
Once both layers of the mask have been stitched together the Felt Cat Mask is finished!
This pattern was originally created by me, Delilah Iris for the SewMamaSew sewing blog. Find this and more sewing patterns by me and many other talented makers!