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!
I’ve been sewing these adorable Valentine’s Teddy Bears with cupid wings and hearts all week long! The bears look so perfectly sweet with these wings!
No time to sew? Check out my Etsy shop! I’ll be adding these bears for sale just in time to ship before the holiday.
I’m loving this cupid wings and heart pattern because not only does it create a perfectly angelic teddy bear, but you could use them on so many other DelilahIris felt animal and doll patterns.
Create Valentines cupids and winged creations of all kinds with my free PDF felt pattern. I think it would pair perfectly with the miniature felt unicorn pattern, pig pattern, elephant pattern or any of the mini doll patterns!
Who wouldn’t want one of these adorable pocket companions?? With my printable PDF teddy bear sewing pattern you can make your own teddy bears in two different sizes – the tiny teddy at 3.5 inches (perfect for pockets!) or the larger mini 5 inch teddy (small enough for travel but big enough for little hugs)!
This Teddy Bear sewing pattern is beginner friendly! Each bear can be stitched up in a matter of an hour or two. They are quite small so a perfect project for your fabric scrap destash!
Give them as gifts or collect them all for your own!
Introducing the newest of my felt toy sewing patterns – the Stuffed Elephant Pattern!
Create your very own hand stitched, soft sculpture felt stuffed elephants! These cuties are made with sewn in wire making for an adorable and pose-able felt animal. There is wire in their limbs. But even better yet, there is wire in their trunks!
This means this ultimate in pose-able stuffed toy fun! Create them for holding tiny toy balloons! Or flowers! So many possibilities!!
Each finished handmade elephant stands at approximately 4 inches tall and 5.5 inches long. The pattern includes a pictured step by step tutorial on how to create these artisan quality soft sculpture felt toys. An amazing craft for anyone to learn!
Head on over to the Felt Elephant Pattern page for more details and to purchase a copy of the pattern.
You guys! I have new felt craft projects for all of your crafty peeps!
I had so much fun working on these! They just bring so much happiness to my work space!
Introducing my newest patterns – the Happy Lil’ Cactus and Alpaca!
DIY Felt Cactus and Alpaca Sewing Patterns
This Alpaca pattern is the first of my felt animal patterns including wool roving with sewing felt. But do not fret! If you’ve never tried needle felting before, then this is a perfect way to dip your toes in!
As usual the pattern is meant to be hand sewn using felt! The Alpaca pattern and tutorial includes instructions on adding basic wire armature to the inside of the alpaca as well as how to sew a cute little saddle rug like the one shown in the pic.
They can be used as a nifty paper weight or pin cushion, or just for decorative fun!
Free DIY Felt Craft Projects – Happy Lil’ Potted Cactus
I’ve decided to give the cactus pattern away for FREE! These Little Cacti can be made in any sort of very small pot or container. I’ve used the smallest terra cotta pot I could find at my local craft store.
Head on over and check it out! And don’t forget to share with friends!
As always I’d love to see what you have created! Share, share, share away! Tag #delilahiris on posts!