This DIY cat pillow wasn’t a planned until I came across these plush Halloween cat bath mats for 50% off. There were two in my cart before I knew it and these kitty rugs were destined to be a cozy cat pillow.
This large cat pillow makes a great throw pillow on the couch or to use as a floor pillow. Plus it’s machine washable! It also made the perfect DIY Halloween decoration project.
DIY Cat Pillow
You can make your own cat pillow too. There are so many animal shaped rugs and bath mats on sale online or in stores. Find yourself a cat shaped bath mat and create your own cat pillow.
- 2 bath mats (I found these Halloween Cat Bath Rugs on sale at Kohl’s)
- plain fabric (you’ll need enough to cut two pieces the same size and shape of the bath mats)
- Poly-fil polyester filling
- basic sewing supplies (I highly recommend using Wonder Clips for this project)
Here’s how I made my Halloween cat pillow.
The first step is to create an insert of the same shape to stuff in between the two rugs. Creating an insert will keep the filling inside the pillow.
Cut two pieces of cotton fabric 1/2″ larger than the rugs. Sew around the perimeter with a 1/2″ seam allowance leaving a large enough opening for stuffing.
Flip the cat pillow insert right-sides out and stuff with filling.
Hand sew the opening closed with a ladder stitch (slip-stitch). Set aside.
Align the two rugs on top of each other with the wrong sides together. Clip or pin around the edge of the rugs leaving a large enough space to add the pillow insert later.
Sew around the edge of the rugs either by hand or on your sewing machine. Don’t forget to leave an opening! I sewed my rugs together with about a 1/4″ seam allowance on my sewing machine. This was right down the center of the rug binding and left a nice clean edge around the pillow. Make sure to go slow.
Carefully stuff the cat pillow insert between the rugs. Clip or pin the opening and sew closed.
I’m loving my new cat pillow! Since the bath mats are soft and plush this cat pillow is purr-fect for cuddling up to watch a movie. :)
Did you make a cat pillow from rugs like mine? Post it on Instagram and tag @scratchandstitch. Can’t wait to see yours!!