Monday 5 December 2022

Crafting With Cats **RERUN** ~ Part XIV ~ Catmas Special Part 1 ~ Make Your Furry Own Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking ~ Level Easy Peasy

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks for joining us for Part XIV of our Crafting with Cats segment. Mew know we have so much fun making all these fabulous things for feline enrichment and also just for fun, and we do hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too! 

We really like the idea of a handmade Catmas [Christmas to the normal folk out there], and we've been making lots of things over the last few months as our old decorations are getting a bit tired after 20+ years, and in all honesty, we don't like what's available in the stores; plastic, plastic and more plastic, so this year we decided to go another route and so here we are with a more natural approach.

All of our previous CWC posts are on the Crafting with Cats Page, and mew don't have to be an expert in anything to make any of them.  Plus we offer workarounds and no-sew projects for those who don't like to sew.

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  So purrlease do not copy fur commercial/resale purrposes.

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This time we're making a pawesome easy peasy 

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special ©BionicBasil®  Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking

Ready for Santa Paws to stuff full of goodies just for mew!

What Mew Will Need:

Mini pom poms

Faux fur 

Burlap/hessian or a fabric of your choice


Red and white twine or a colour of your choice

needles/thread/scissors/glue gun, or regular fabric glue

optional sewing machine


Optional Cat ~ Smooch was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

Basil's Catmas Stocking - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Smooch Craft Room Snoopervisor

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Let's Get Started

How to make Basil's Catmas Stocking - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil®

1.  Choose your fabrics and trims - get your supplies together.

2. Make a simple boot/stocking shape template; ours is A4 sized.

3.  Cut out 2 pieces.

4.  Take your pom poms and make the initial of your choice - glue in place onto one piece - use a piece of card so mew don't accidentally glue it to your table top.

How to make Basil's Catmas Stocking - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil®

5.  Once dry - stitch both pieces together - right sides out - a basic zigzag stitch will be fine or hand-stitching will also be ok.

6.  Take your faux fur trim and cut to size - ours was approx 5" or 13 cm deep and just over 2 times the width of the top of the stocking.

7.  Make sure the nap [direction of the pile] on the fabric is correct - in this case facing downwards - test this before you sew in place.

8. Sew faux fur approx 1.5" or  4 cm from the top of the stocking.

How to make Basil's Catmas Stocking - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil®

9.  Fold faux fur into top of the stocking, so it looks like this and hand-stitch in place; a simple running stitch will suffice.

10.  & 11. Next take your twine and a large needle, and sew in a stitch of your choice around the stocking edge; ours is just a basic stitch.

12. Finally, take a loop of ribbon and attach it to the inside of the stocking, and mew should now have something that looks like this.

Isn't it fabulous, and we made a few more so no-purrdy feels left out! MOL

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 1  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Stockings

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And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of our fourteenth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own Catmas Stocking, we'd love to see, so feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:

We'll be back tomorrow with Part two of this Catmas crafting bonanza and do hope mew can join us then. 

In the meantime

Keep calm and get crafty

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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  1. That is sure pretty, maybe I could even handle that one!

  2. I want to come to your moms house and she can teach me to be crafty. Maybe.

    Have a purrfect day and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  3. I had a snoopervisor assisting with cards yesterday; some cards now have fur to complement the greeting within!

  4. Thank you for sharing this at

  5. Those are so 😎 cool, and festive. Very enjoyable to read about, for sure!

  6. Brilliant must try this xx 😻

  7. They are perfect Your kitties are so lucky. XO

  8. That's a curious spy you had. And the decorations are beautiful.


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