When you first brought cat home did you also realised that you didn’t have a bed for him/her? We got the climbing pole, the cage, the food, the toilett, the sand, a combe, the grass and a bowl to grow it in, toys, the cat and even cat candy… But no basket! It was just to expensive to buy at the pet shop. I put together a little bed for her out of a paper box. I put the paper box under our bed so that she could find a quiet and peacefull place to rest when everything was new and lots of people came around for my birthday. She liked to sleep there, in the beginning.
Now she feels safe and sleeps anywhere, in my lap right now. But still, a cat basket… After visiting my friend I saw how her mother had crafted a really nice cat basket for their cats. I decided to do the same!
Tutorial on how to sew a cat basket
I used a thrifted curtain in thick rosy fabric and excursively for this purpose bougt foam rubber, one package costed 100 SEK and I used almost all of that. So total cost about 100 SEK really, the curtain was just laying around doing no good.
Then cut out the foam rubber. I cut three of these to make a thick bottom.
4. Now it is time to make the wall of the basket, and it should cover the rounding of the floor and be high enough for the cat to easily get into and out of the basket and short enough so that it is warm and cosy in there.
I measured the rounding of the floor and then cut what was left of the foam rubber. I sewed together two pieces of fabric and put the foam rubber piece inside of them so and then sewed all of it on place like you see in the picture:
7. Time to add the ceiling. And then the funny thing happened. As soon as I just placed the curtain edge that I was using as a roof on the cat basket she jumped down from her rest, came to me on the floor – and went straight into her basket. Guess if it made me smile? I was so moved and pleased that she liked it!
So then just cut and hand sew the roof to it’s place and let your cat enjoy a warm, cosy and cute place to sleep in!