Cat Tablet Case Tutorial

Written by Vivian of Vivileen.

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When Kate told me she was doing a Catober series I knew I wanted to join in! I’m a crazy cat lady at heart.  Today I have a super simple cat tablet case tutorial for you.


grey felt for the body of the case (the thicker the better)

scraps of white, black, and pink felt

needle and thread

tacky glue

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First cut the felt one inch larger than your tablet on all four sides.

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Cut a second piece of felt two inches taller than the first.

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Cut two triangles on each end of the larger piece of felt.  These will make the ears of the cat.

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 Cut two white triangles for the center of the ears, one pink triangle for the nose, and two black crescents for the eyes.  Glue on using tacky glue.

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Stitch the case closed, leaving the top open.

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Now show off your cute new case!

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sweater knit dreamer tee + a leather cat necklace tutorial

the Dreamer Top

(Before I was Blonde!)

This is my favorite Dreamer Top so far. I’ve made quite a few but this one is in a really loose sweater knit. I LOVE SWEATER KNIT! It’s so comfy and so nice. I was a little nervous to sew with it, but I just used a wide zig zag stitch and it was actually really easy, not any different than any other knit. I picked up this seafoam green fabric locally and it has become my new favorite top. I paired this with lots of black for a cool fall look.

the Dreamer Top DIY cat necklace   the Dreamer Top


Outfit details:

Top: Dreamer Top in seafoam sweater knit
Pants: F21
Boots: Blowfish

Bag: see kate sew shop
necklace: tutorial below with leather c/o The Leather Hide Store


DIY Leather Cat Necklace


-scrap leather, mine is a metallic from  The Leather Hide Store
-jewelry chain
-hot glue gun
-free template download

First tape on your whiskers where you want them to go. The tape will make it easier to glue them without shifting.

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Lift up the whiskers and tape and put a little bit of glue under the each whisker. You don’t want too much so be careful. Let it cool and remove tape.

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Glue chain to back of necklace.

Leather Cat Necklace

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CATOBER! the best cat products on the market


Cat stuff cracks me up. Am I just immature? I don’t know! Anyways, Catober was inspired by some of the amazing cat products on the market and the cat trend in general so I thought I should pay it forward to the Cat Revolution with some hilarious cat products. And I don’t know, maybe you have a cat aficionado friend who might need some of these. The Cat Hangers are my favorite!

1. Cat Time Necklace

2. Grumpy Cat Plush Toy

3. Cats are My Bag Bag

4.Crafting with Cat Hair Book

5. Cat Shaker Set

6. I Speak Cat Pillows

7.Cat Mug Set

8. Cat Clothes Hangers More HERE.

9. MEOW o’clock watch

10. Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure Set


See you tomorrow for more Catober!

CATOBER! needle felted cat sweater + $4 pattern of the month


This is one of my favorite projects for Catober. I think it’s so simple and cute!  I used a Kaliedoscope Top made with this wool blend from Michael Levine. It actually matches The Dreamer Top I made for the IT GIRL lookbook, same fabric and all! (Which consequently, is probably about the size of this one now, after my model’s husband washed and dried it, oops!)

To make the cat face on this sweater, I used yarn and basic felt and needle felted it to the sweater. Needle felting is a technique that uses needles to break up and mash the fibers together. It’s a neat technique that makes the design pliable and permanent. Tutorial below.

The KALEIDOSCOPE TOP is just $4 TODAY ONLY! No code necessary, purchase HERE!













Click Through for Instructions to make the cat sweater!

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CATOBER! how to make a tshirt dress


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(She’s mad because we took away Grumpy Cat^ :( )

Tshirt dresses are a super fast way to make a cute dress and a great project if you have a cute quilting cotton fabric that you want to use. For this one I used a pink graphic tee (with a cat of course) and some bright citron yellow cotton.  H&M is always stocking the most adorable cat tees. I picked this one up with the intention of making it into this tshirt dress, a simple half store-bought and half homemade play dress. It took about half an hour!

You’ll see Grumpy Cat in a few of these photos, he’s going to be our official CATOBER mascot! This is the first series with an official mascot, so I think that is a big thing! I just couldn’t not bring home this cat to inspire me during this series. I laugh every time I look at it. And don’t worry his new caretaker strokes him all day long. She loves this cat so much, haha!

DIY tshirt dress

How to Make a Tshirt Dress:

-1 tshirt
-1 yard of cotton
-1/4″ elastic
-rotary cutter and ruler

Tshirt Dress Tutorial:

1. To make this dress, find a tee that you want to use. Measure the hem of the shirt.

2. Cut 2 rectangles of fabric for the skirt. Use this formula:
width: hem measurement X 3
length: desired length + 1″

3. Sew side seams of skirt with right sides together and finish seam allowance.

4. Sew 2 or 3 rows of baste stitching at top of each panel of fabric, ending at the side seam. (It’s hard to gather fabric over seams, so you’ll get a better result if you gather the front and back of the skirt independently.) Pull ends of thread to gather fabric until it matches the width of the shirt.

5. Pin fabric in place with right sides of skirt matching right sides of tee. Use lots of pins and sew in place with a straight stitch, using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

6. Sew elastic over zig zag stitch. Elastic should be approximately 1″ less than child’s waist measurement. First create a circle with the elastic by sewing ends together. Then stretch it around the seam you just made and pin in place. Stitch on with a zig zag stitch. The elastic will help maintain the weight of the skirt.


And you’re done!


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SUPER easy tshirt dress made with a graphic tee and less than 1 yard of fabric!


More cat tutorials coming tomorrow! I’m feline good about this series ;)