Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern (and Video Tutorial)

 Meet Cleo and Cloe. A Free Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern to enjoy with kids. A Perfect Beginner Sewing Project to teach your kids how to sew and have lots of fun together. Because Halloween does not always need to be scary how about this cute Halloween Black Cat Softie?

DIY Free Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern

How to Make Halloween Black Cat Softies?

Sew a Softie for Halloween was an idea that was born last year by Trixi from Colored Buttons while was looking for Halloween softies. She noticed there wasn’t a huge range of free softie tutorials around so she decided to run a Sew a Softie for Halloween tutorial hop.

The hop starts on October 1st and lasts for 3 weeks. I can assure you, you’ll have tons of Halloween softie tutorials to keep you busy until way past Halloween. I’m just in love with all the ideas! Make sure you visit Trixi’s Instagram to see all the amazing ideas and cute softies from this Hop!

This project was my perfect opportunity to involve my girl. She’s always up for new things and I’m lucky enough that she always wants to get involved in things blog related. This was her first time sewing and we had fun (and stressed moments LOL) while practicing stitches.

You see, my girl (and probably most kids) sometimes have a hard time accepting that learning new things doesn’t mean you do it right the first time. It needs practice and to hear constructive criticism like, try smaller stitches or larger stitches. Or even her own mind saying I don’t do it right.

Thankfully, she listens and when we explained, things take time and practice and that when we correct her is not to make her feel bad, but to show her how to improve, she seemed to understand and accept it better to the point to finish her practice subject in a blink.

Needless to say, she was so proud when she made her first stitches all by herself and even more proud when we finished her Kitty Cat.

Free Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern

This project fairly easy but as we got through we find out it was a little tricky in some parts. We both being a bit perfectionists (bad combo) we had to find easier ways to make this cute Halloween Black Cat Softie. One way we found was to glue the details, like eyes, nose and years instead of sewing them.

Other than that it was fun.

Halloween Black Cat Softie Supplies:

  • Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern
  • Black felt
  • Yellow/orang{ish} felt
  • White felt
  • Light pink felt
  • Wire (any gauge that you can easily bend)
  • Black thread, needle (there are needles for kids) and scissors.
  • Hot glue gun or a quick-dry glue of your choice.
  • Synthetic filling.
  • Wire cutter (pliers)

Halloween Black Cat Softie Directions

I made a video tutorial for you to make it easier to see the process, however, if you are more of a step-by-step photo kind of person, just scroll a bit and keep reading!

First, print your Black Cat Softie Pattern and cut each piece. You will find extra pieces (really small) that are optional like whiskers and show marks. I only used the essentials, body, eyes, tail, ears, hand nose.

Then lay your pattern pieces on the correct felt color and cut your pieces. I always cut on the fold so I get both pieces at once.

Assemble your kitty eyes gluing them with your hot fur of favorite glue.

The basic kitty is done by now so it’s time to sew.

We found that since the head is the largest space, we started from the years to leave part of the cheeks and chest to stuff it.

Starting right at the base of the year, start stitching. We recommend blanket stitching for this project, although your favorite stitch type should work as well.

If you are not familiar with this type of stitches, check out Maggy’s tutorial from Red Ted Art. She’s amazing teaching hand-sewing stitches.

Sew along the edges until you get to the butt where the tails should be. Stop there.

Take your tail pieces and your wire. Shape the wire just like your tail.

Then stitch along the outer edge until the rounded tip of the tail.

Insert the wire through the open side and stitch to enclose the wire inside.

Insert the tail between the two layers of felt, were you stopped sewing. Make sure at least 1/4 Inch gets inside so you can secure it well. Pin in place.

Stitch several times over the tail.

Then keep stitching along the edges all through the chest. Stop there.

Side NOTE: Depending on the size you choose, you might want to stuff the back legs as you stitch them.

Stuff your kitty as you like.

Stitch it to close it using the same blanket stitch.

There you go, You got yourself a super cute Halloween Black Cat Softie!!!

DIY Free Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern

Ours is called Cleo Large one, Cloe, the small one.

These are so cute and fun to make.

My girl fell in love with them, even though, one was supposed to be mine, she just can’t separate them LOL.

DIY Free Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern

DIY Free Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern

So, what do you think? Aren’t you as in love with them as we are?

DIY Free Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern