Saturday, 17 March 2012

Beanbags for cats, PDF patterns & clothes for the kiddies


I've had a busy week at the sewing machine. I set to work on making new beds for our cats, inspired by the March issue of Making magazine. I wanted slightly smaller versions of the beanbag pattern so only enlarged it by 200% instead of the suggested 320%.

I used medium weight cotton with a linen blend for the bags and standard cotton lining fabric for the inners. The pattern instructions say to sew up the inner once the beans have been put in but I decided that since they were for pets they would need to be taken out so I could launder them. So I installed zips in both liner and outer.