DIY Cat Toy: Crinkle Sack

Make your own cat toy with these simple instructions.

By Kristina Lotz | Posted: September 5, 2012, 4 p.m. EST

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Crinkle Sack
If your cat prefers sleeping to playing, then make this fun cubby. For this example, we designed the cat toy to look like a pumpkin. It not only looks adorable sitting out during fall, but your cat is sure to love it.

•    36-inch-long by 16-inch-wide piece of fabric. We choose soft cuddly fleece, but cotton would work too. Note: if you have a particular large kitty, you might want to widen and lengthen your bag so accommodate. Your cat should be able to crawl in and turn around in the sack.
•    Enough newspaper to cover the fabric
•    23-inch-long by 5-inch-wide piece of fabric for trim. We used the same fabric, although you could use a coordinating color or pattern if you wish.
•    Thread
•    Scissors


1. Cut first fabric piece in half.

2. Place two layers of newspaper on top of one piece of fabric.

3. Layer second piece of fabric on top of newspaper.
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4. Fold fabric in half lengthwise and pin all layers together on the two sides, keeping short end open.

5. Sew the two pinned sides together with a ½-inch seam If you use fleece and don't have a high-power sewing machine, you might want to hand sew the layers (they are thick).

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6. Carefully turn your crinkle sack inside out, so that the seams are inside. Pull gently, otherwise you could rip the newspapers on the inside. Cherry plum flowers
7. Measure the diameter of the opening, add ½ an inch and cut the trim that length.

8. Pin trim onto sack, with right sides together. Sew with a ¼-inch margin.
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9. Fold trim over to the inside of the sack and sew to it with ¼-inch margin. Cherry plum flowers
 Nap time! Cherry plum flowers
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Abbie    Chicago, IL

11/29/2015 9:09:12 AM

Maybe try adding wire to the inside of the fabric flap that way it can be bent and adjusted to keep the bag open.

Barb    Montclair, NJ

2/20/2015 1:18:54 PM

Can't wash it - would last two weeks max for my longhair

barra    santa rosa, CA

12/31/2014 11:15:04 AM

How does the opening stay, well, open?

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

11/25/2012 5:00:54 PM

Oh, I know some critters that would like this!

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