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Cat Door Weight

Cat Door Weight

A cut to hold the door: it is a singular door weight in another idea of ​​reuse of leftover fabrics, of the most varied colors and sizes. The more colorful, cooler, more lively and cheerful. Make yours.

The step by step of the time is a kitten spread, with a face of a sapeca, fluffy and heavy at the same time.

It not only holds the door in place but also helps to seal the gap between it and the floor, helping to maintain the internal temperature.


  • Various, colorful scraps
  • Acrylic blanket
  • Blankets and blankets for filling
  • Pin
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Eye buttons
  • White or colored sulphite paper for the mold
  • Pencil
  • Stitch line
  • Sewing thread
  • Cloth glue
  • Thin sand
  • Plastic sachet for sand
  • Sewing machine
  • Permanent ink pen to draw the mouth and mustache.

Molds and Measures

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The corpus of the cat is a rectangle that is 30 cm long by 14 cm wide at the least, as the size of the length can be increased, leaving the body larger.

For the cat's body, trim the leftovers of various fabrics, well colored in the minimum size of the measurements. Then they will be joined to form the front and back strips.

For our step-by-step, the option was to make a slightly longer body.

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The paw measures 28 cm in length by 6 cm in width and the paw itself reaches 8.5 cm in width to make the footprint.

For them, trim the indicated measurement 8 times, preferably using different colors and prints to play with the combinations.

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The tail is 23.5 cm long by 4.5 wide, one end being rounded.

Trim the indicated measurement 2 times, diversifying the prints as well.

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The face has an oval shape that measures 13.5 inches by 11.5 inches wide.

Using the face measurement, cut 2 times, using different fabrics or the same pattern for the front and back.

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The nose has the shape of a rounded triangle, that is, without the tips, measuring 8 cm in length by 7 cm in height.

Your measurement should be trimmed 2 times and in this case, it is best to be the same print.

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The ear that has the rounding and undulations of a leaf measuring 6.5 cm in length by 8.5 cm in height.

Using the measure of the ear trim the fabric for 4 (four) times, being able to be prints in pairs or a single print to the front and the back.


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Sew in pairs, attaching the patterns according to the taste, then generating all four legs, the tail, the nose and the two ears.

Leave one side open to untap the part. In case of nose, leave an opening.

No problem if the stitching of the legs does not match. Just as each piece of handicraft we make is unique, each paw also becomes unique.

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To amend the parts that will compose the body of our kitten, generating two strips.

Cut out the acrylic blanket, a size slightly larger than the tissue strip. Pin the seam in the seams, using the zigzag stitch and around the stitch, using the straight stitch and set aside.

You do not need to cut the leftovers, since they will help later in the formation of the body.

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Uncurl the previously sewn pieces and fill them with leftover blanket and fabric that you have stored. This helps a lot in reuse.

On the feet, the padding should preferably be in the footprints, getting well wilted near the openings. It's the charm.

The rabbit must have a super-light filler, like, almost nothing.


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Choose two legs plus the tail and prick on one side of the strip. It is ideal to leave an excess of 4 cm outside the seam.

This part will remain inside the body and if it is pulled by the paws, they will not fall so easily. Pass a security seam to remove the pins.

Proceed in the same way with the other two legs on the opposite side.

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Overlap the other strip of fabric, pinching carefully for sewing.

The seam should be made all the way around twice, to be well reinforced, leaving a lateral opening to be able to untap the piece.

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Untap and fill, if you still have it, with leftover blanket and fabric. If not, fill with the shredded acrylic sheet.

The filling, in this case, must be done in the part where the paws are, leaving for now, free the center.

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Pack the fine sand in two plastic sachets (freezer), if you prefer, it can be up to three sachets to be well reinforced.

The amount of sand can be from 600 grams to 800. In this case the weight was 611 grams of fine sand packed.

By closing the bag tightly, air is perceived from the inside, then it is enough to stick the fine needle in some places of the package that the air will leave normally.

Place the sachet carefully into the cat's body.

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Once the sachet has been placed, fill the remaining space with the blanket, spreading it.

Glue the opening with the cloth glue, pinching to hold and dry, then sewing with the invisible stitch.


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The cat's face is a piece apart.

After closing the nose with the invisible stitch, it is time to assemble the face by gluing it in the center of one of the parts of the oval cut with the cloth glue.

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To better secure the nose, sew on the back in several directions and with wide stitches on the inside so there is no danger of loosening.

To nail the little eyes (buttons), glue with the cloth glue on the back of the fabric of the face, a piece of cloth any, this will reinforce the place to be sewn the eyes.

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After all nailed it's time to thread your ears in the right place.

Pin the other part of the cut of the fabric of the face, very carefully, because the volume of inside can disrupt a little.

Sew all the way around with the stitch straight, leaving an opening to untap.

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After untapping, fill with shredded acrylic blanket or leftovers if you still have it.

Close the aperture with the invisible dot.


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The splice of the two parts (face and body) will be made with the stitch line on the needle. Because it is more resistant, use the invisible stitch, which allows an exceptional finish.

To avoid getting lost in the stroke, make a line with the pencil on the back of the head where the splicing will follow. Continue to sew carefully, because the stitching of the legs are dense due to reinforced seams and unstackable blanket leftovers.

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The little head will be perfectly sewn to the body.

Then just do the finishing of the seam, sealing it and passing the line inside so that nothing is left over or apparent.

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To draw the mouthpiece with a wide smile and whiskers, the pen was used with permanent ink.

There's the fluffy kitty ready. Set up and ready.

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The result is too much.

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