This was probably the easiest cushion that I’ve made yet. I’ve made it specially to fit inside the cat carrier as Frodo will be travelling home all the way from Cannock and it’s a long journey for a little cat. I felt he needed something soft and squishy to cuddle up on for the journey.
I didn’t have much time to get this done so I went for the quick and easy method and did quilt-as-you-go. I used scraps too, so I’m feeling quite virtuous. I cut the batting and some muslin just a bit bigger than I’d need for the inside of the carrier. Then I picked out a couple of small scraps and stitched them to the centre, and added the rest of the fabric going round and round so it’s a bit like a log cabin effect. Once all the batting was covered, I cut a couple of pieces of fabric for the envelope-style back, hemmed the edges and sewed it all together.
I had to make a cushion inner as it’s an odd size but that didn’t take long. I just sewed two pieces of fabric together, leaving a gap to pull through. Then I topstitched the opening closed after filling it with washable stuffing.
It fits beautifully and I didn’t stuff it too tightly so it’s quite soft.
I’m rather pleased with it. Hope Frodo likes it 🙂
May 9, 2015 at 9:33 PM
what a smart travel box for when he goes to the vets lol. Hope you bought a large travel box – Maine Coons grow big don’t they?
May 10, 2015 at 6:39 PM
Oh we will need a bigger box soon, but this one will do for now. Maine Coons are the largest domestic cat, I think. Huge cats 🙂
May 9, 2015 at 3:47 PM
Very cute cushion. The colors are fabulous!
May 10, 2015 at 6:40 PM
May 9, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Looks cool, love the fabric colours – hope Frodo appreciates it! 🙂
May 9, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Thank you. Frodo did seem to like it. He slept most of the way home so he must have been comfy 🙂