Crazy Cat Companion – A Colorful Patterned Stuffed Animal with a Special Twist

Your loyal companion

Would you like a cuddly buddy to snuggle with when you’re feeling down? A reliable companion to take with you to daycare or kindergarten? A colorful, cheerful friend to celebrate festivities with?

Then this extravagant cuddly cat is just right for you. The “Crazy Cat Companion” – the crazy cat buddy – is a companion for all situations.

Sew your own faithful friend from the fabric panel. Make a child happy with a self-sewn faithful companion! Or give it to a cat lover who collects unique stuffed animals.

Please note:

I have sewn the “Crazy Cat Companion” many times.

To continuously improve the sewing pattern, I’ve made some changes.

In the newer patterns, the seam allowance is no longer solid-colored; the pattern extends to the edge.
This change prevents visible solid pieces when turning the cat, but it also makes the markings for attaching the tail, arms, and legs harder to see.

Additionally, the newer cats no longer have labels with sayings.
Simply skip the corresponding steps in the instructions.

Instructions for the Cut & Sew Crazy Cat Here’s what you’ll need:


These things will make your life much easier!

  • Sewing machine
  • 2 sheets of A4 or US letter paper
  • Adhesive tape
  • Wooden spoon
  • Chopsticks
Crazy Cat Companion - Dieses Material brauchst Du zum Nähen Deiner ganz besonderen Kuschelkatze

Here’s how you do it: Sew yourself your cuddly toy cat.


Wash the fabric according to the instructions.

Das Stoffpanel für die Kuschelkatze in gewaschen und ungebügelt


Iron the fabric according to the instructions.


If you want to embroider the facial features with the sewing machine or by hand, now is the right time. Be sure to place a (water-soluble) stabilizer underneath for embroidery and stretch the fabric into a frame.

Iron the fabric again if necessary.


Cut out all the pieces. The white border around the pieces must remain, as it is the seam allowance!

Schneide die Einzelteile für die Katze ganz einfach entlang der Umrisse auf dem Stoffpanel aus
Die fertig ausgeschnittenen Einzelteile für den Crazy Cat Companion

Sewing labels together

Take the # label and place it right sides together. Sew the short sides together. Trim the seam allowance and clip the corners. Now turn the label inside out.

Shape the corners of the label by inserting the chopstick from the inside into the corners of the label.

Proceed in the same way with the label containing the (desired) text.

Mittig geknicktes Etikett mit Wunschtext mit Stecknadeln fixiert

Place the # label at the marked spot on the cat’s tail, so that both marking strips align with each other.

Markierungen auf dem Katzenschwanz und dem Wunschtext-Etikett auf gleiche Höhe bringen
Lege die jeweiligen Markierungen exakt übereinander
Die Markierungen liegen genau übereinander

Secure the label with a seam close to the edge within the seam allowance.

Das Etikett wird mit einer Naht in der Nahtzugabe fixiert
Das Etikett ist jetzt am Katzenschwanz festgenäht

Adjust seam allowance and presser foot

Before you sew the pieces together, test how far from the edge your sewing machine’s presser foot needs to be so that you sew the cat along the intended seam line and everything looks neat in the end.

To do this, place a piece of the cat with the right side up under the presser foot of the sewing machine and test where the presser foot needs to be.

The cat is designed with a 1 cm/ 0.39 inches seam allowance. However, depending on how much the fabric has shrunk during washing, the seam allowance may now be slightly less.

Remember how to position your presser foot on the fabric.

Probiere aus, wo Du das Nähfüßchen platzieren musst

Sewing together small parts of the cuddly cat: legs, arms, tail

Now sew the tail together along the long side and the short side at the tip of the tail (curved part).

For the arms and legs, place the long sides right sides together.

Also sew the long sides and the short side with the paws (curved part) together.

Lege die langen Seiten der Arme und Beine exakt aufeinander
Die langen Kanten der Beine liegen aufeinander
Fixiere die langen Stoffseiten mit Stecknadeln

Trim seam allowances

Now trim the seam allowances down to a few millimeters.

Work slowly and carefully, and don’t get too close to the stitches!

Schneide die Nahtzugaben vorsichtig zurück


Have you been wondering the whole time how you are supposed to turn the small individual parts?

Then let me share a wonderful trick with you, one that even my 2.5-year-old can manage easily again and again!

Turning small parts

Filling small parts of stuffed animals with stuffing made easy

You don’t need to be afraid of filling the small parts either. It takes a little time and requires some patience, but with this trick for filling small parts of stuffed animals, it’s very easy.

Stuffing small parts made easy

Sewing – Assemble the body and small parts of the cat together.

Lay the front side of the cat with the face up in front of you.

Kuschelkatze zusammennähen

Now place the (desired) text label at the marked spot so that the label faces towards the cat’s belly.

Secure the label with a seam close to the edge.

Etikett an die richtige Stelle platzieren
Etikett auf der Kuschelkatze platzieren
Etikett mit Nadeln und Naht fixieren

Now place the first arm on the marked spot to the left.

Secure the arm with a seam close to the edge within the seam allowance.

Ausgestopften Arm positionieren
Arm Richtung Körper klappen
Ersten Arm festnähen

Place the back of the cat body with the printed side facing down on the front of the cat.

Start pinning the front and back of the cat together carefully from slightly below the arm on the left side.

The stuffed arm of the cat should be positioned towards the right, disappearing into the inside of the cat.

Pin the cat together up to the marking for the second arm.

Now sew the two pieces together along the pinned line.

Rückseite der Katze auf Vorderteil legen
Rückenteil auf dem Vorderteil fixieren
Arm liegt zwischen Vorder- und Rückenteil

Now, open the cat a bit.

Next, place the first leg, tail, and second leg one after the other at the marked spots on the front part of the cat body.

The legs and the tail should each be positioned upwards, towards the face of the cat.

Secure the individual parts one after the other with a seam within the seam allowance on the front part of the cat.

erstes Bein an der passenden Markierung platzieren
Schwanz platzieren
Zweites Katzenbein platzieren
Kleinteile mit Nähten fixieren

Fold the back of the cat over the legs, the tail, and the first arm.

Now, pin the edges of the label together until you reach the point marked with “leave open”.

Sew the front and back of the cat together along this line.

But be sure to stop in time so that the turning opening is not sewn shut!

Stop before the marking for the second arm!

Vorder- und Rückseite zusammen nähen bis zur Armmarkierung

Now, insert the second arm into the cat and secure it at the marked spot with a seam.

zweiten Arm platzieren
Zweiten Arm in den Körper schieben
Katzenarm komplett in den Körper schieben

Now, reattach the front and back parts of the cat and sew the final section of the cat up to the beginning of the turnaround opening.

Katzenkörper bis zur Wendeöffnung zunähen
Wendeöffnung unbedingt offen lassen!

Trim seam allowance

Now, take a small pair of scissors, such as nail scissors, and CAREFULLY trim the seam allowances.

Leave the seam allowance at the turning opening as it is and do not trim anything!

Make sure not to cut too close to the seam!!!

Carefully snip the remaining seam allowance at the corners diagonally across the seam – but not too close to the seam.

Turn around

Hurray, now the time has come!

You will soon see your cat for the first time!

Carefully reach into the turnaround opening and start pulling out the arms, legs, and tail through the turnaround opening, flipping the cat completely.

ersten Katzenarm aus dem Körper ziehen
Erstes Katzenbein aus dem Körper holen
Arm und Bein weiter aus dem Körper ziehen
Schwanz aus dem Körper ziehen

Wow! A great moment!


Shaping the cat’s body

Now, take the chopstick again and insert it into the cat.

Now, shape the ears. You can also shape the rest of the body with your fingers.

Stuff the cat’s body with filling cotton

Now you can simply stuff the cat with filling cotton until it is as soft/hard as you would like it to be.

Make sure there is enough filling cotton in the ears as well.
You can use the chopstick to stuff the ears.

Close the turning opening of the stuffed animal by hand

Now close the turning opening by hand using an invisible mattress stitch.

Mattress stitch


Your animal companion is now finished, and hopefully, you will spend many cuddly hours together!

I would be so happy to see you together.

Please send me a photo of you and your cat in her new home!

Or post it on Instagram and tag me with @happywolfoffortune.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Crazy gaudy companion

Well, now I’m curious:

Which one of the cats is your favorite? Have you already sewn a cat?

Tell us in the comments!

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Looking forward to hearing from you!