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DIY @Home Catnip Pillows!


30-60 Minutes


At Home!


Throughout the year


Some adult help may be required.


Catnip is good for cats as it makes them happy and it helps them relieve stress.  


DIY catnip pillows for shelter cats and kittens!


  1. a quarter yard of material (I used fleece)
  2. sewing machine (or you can hand-sew it with a needle and thread)
  3. scissors or rotary cutting tool
  4. stuffing to fill it
  5. a small amount of catnip


Parents, you might need to help with the cutting and sewing!


A catnip pillow is a super easy and quick project - it only takes a small amount of fabric, a little sewing, some stuffing, catnip and a cat!

See "View Instructions" below for details.


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Step 1: Organize your required items

Step 2: Cut and sew the edges

The first thing you'll want to do is cut out your material. I used some scrap material and made my cat pillow 7 inches wide by 6 inches high. You can change this to make it bigger or smaller.

You can either cut out two exact pieces with the same measurements, or you can use a longer piece and fold it so you'll have to sew one less seam. Either way is fine, but I like to cut the two exact pieces out.

Next, lay the pieces out and you can pin them together if you like -with the wrong-sides facing out. Then head over to the sewing machine and sew three of the four edges -  leaving one edge completely open for stuffing.

Step 3: Fill the pillow with catnip!

Next you'll want to take the piece and turn it right-side out. Then, take your stuffing and fill it up as much as you like. Then take out the catnip and sprinkle it in there and mix it up really well with the stuffing.

Fold the open edges inward and pin it closed. Then, go to the sewing machine and topstitch to close the final seam up. That's it and you are done!

Step 4: MAIL completed catnip pillows 

Shannon Asquith at 7342 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605

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