• Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag
  • Free Pattern Little Friends Cat Bag

Little Cat Friends Bag

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

Free!

Children’s sizes 1-10 *PDF digital download*

Treasure holding friends for your little ones.

With this free sewing pattern and tutorial you will be able to create the cutest cat bag you ever did see! I’m not even kitten!

Description

Create a Little Cat Friend with this free sewing pattern and tutorial from Below the Kōwhai, or upgrade to a whole collection of Pet Friends with the Little Pet Friends Bag.

The Little Cat Friends Bag is the perfect companion for your little person and will make a great gift for others! However, be warned, if you make one you might have to make a whole litter!

You will be guided step by step through the process to create your own Little Cat Friend Bag including embroidery detailing and sweet pointy ears. If you’re new to these sewing skills you will be in safe hands, the instructions and included photos have been created with beginners in mind.

That’s what Below the Kōwhai patterns are all about – simple patterns with great instructions that have you sewing to the highest standard, no matter what your sewing level is.

Please enjoy this free sewing pattern from Below the Kōwhai and look out for more animal friends in the future!

Features:
  • Instant PDF download of pattern and full tutorial
  • Children’s sizes 1-10
  • Fully lined, box bottom bag with flap
  • Embroidered Cat detailing and ears
  • Velcro closure
  • Twill tape strap (or heading, herringbone, webbing tape)
  • Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create this bag
Sewing Level:

The Little Friends Bag has been designed with beginners in mind. In fact if you can sew in a straight line and find the zig zag stitch on your machine then this is for you!

You’ll love the sweet ears together with the embroidered cat face. You will find full instructions and an embroidery guide within the tutorial to take you step by step through the process. Give it a go and you will gain some new skills!

Estimated time:
30-60 minutes Embroidery
30-60 minutes Sewing

Fabric Suggestions:

As this is semi structured, interfaced and lined bag, look for light to medium weight fabrics that can be easily pressed to create nice edges rather than bulky fabrics which may be hard to sew through many layers.

Suggested Fabrics: Cottons, voile, lawn, linen and linen blends, chambray and light denims, and anything similar that catches your eye!

With this in mind, shop from your stash as you only need a small amount of fabric for this project!

Fabric and Notions Required:

Bag Main .25m (9.8”):
Medium weight fabrics: cotton, linen, quilting cotton, chambray etc.

Lining .25m (9.8”):
Light weight fabrics: cotton, poly cotton, voile, lawn etc.

Interfacing .25m (9.8”):
Iron on interfacing in a similar weight to your main fabric.

Felt:
Small piece of wool or acrylic felt in a co-ordinating colour.

Cotton Tape:
(also known as heading, twill, webbing or herringbone tape depending on your country)
2cm (0.7”) wide in the colour of your choice.

Notions:

  • Co-ordinating sewing thread.
  • 1.5m (1.6 yard) x 6 strand embroidery cotton in black or co-ordinating colour.
  • 3cm (2.5”) length x 2.5cm (1”) width sew-in velcro.
  • Scissors, pins, needle.
  • Optional small embroidery hoop (10-15cm). Because the fabric is interfaced you may find you don’t need a hoop to secure your fabric as you stitch which is why it is optional.
What You Get When You Purchase:

This is a free pattern in a PDF digital download. You will be taken through the website checkout and when completed you will receive the digital pattern and tutorial files in your email inbox.

Additionally, these downloads will also be available in the “My Downloads” section of this website when you are logged in. This is where the most updated version of your purchases will be. In the future I may revise this pattern and slightly alter it. If you’re sewing in the future, check back for the latest version.

The pattern is 4 pages long in black and white and can be printed on A4 or US Letter paper on your home computer and then assembled for use.

You will also receive a comprehensive tutorial with instructions, photos and tips to guide you in your sewing of this Little Friends Cat Bag. Please view this tutorial on your device or computer to save the trees!

What’s a PDF?

A digital document viewable in Mac Preview or Adobe Acrobat Reader. In brief, you will be able to save, view and print these documents an unlimited number of times. To learn more about PDF Digital Sewing Patterns, check out this handy blog post: Using PDF Digital Sewing Patterns.

Returns and Support

This is a free sewing pattern! It has been thoroughly tested and I know you will love your finished product! In any event you feel you need additional help along the way I offer comprehensive online support to those who are sewing! You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram and email, and you can expect a prompt reply! I will endeavour to help you in any way I can.

 

15 reviews for Little Cat Friends Bag

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    thefabricmamma (verified owner)

    This is the most adorable little bag and my kids absolutely love theirs (even my 5 yo boy! lol) Gorgeous design and a very user friendly tutorial! I can see this becoming my go-to bag pattern and perfect for birthday gifts. Thanks Sohpie, we love it!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    liz.spencer

    This was a fun way to use up some smaller pieces of fabric in my stash & I was delighted with the result. I hadn’t done much embroidery before but the cat face was a simple project with very clear instructions.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Chiles (verified owner)

    This pattern is a great stash-buster and is purr-fect for last minute birthday gifts! The instructions are easy to follow and if you don’t have any embroidery thread then 3 strands of normal thread does the trick too. I am looking forward to other Little Friend additions to add to our collection!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Naomi Hilliam (verified owner)

    Loved this pattern, such a fun sew and the end result is super cute. I’ve never done any embroidery before but the instructions were very clear and easy to follow, and I so enjoyed it! My little one loves her new “meow bag”.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    erin28casey (verified owner)

    My new favourite pattern!!!! Easy to follow tutorial and everything I needed was in my stash! Can’t wait to sew lots more😻😻

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle McCarthy

    I was lucky enough to test this wee bag and it’s wee recipient loved it, Purrrfect for treasures and just the right size to make from little scraps of fabric you treasure too. I can see each dress I make now may need a matching bag.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    primabellecreations (verified owner)

    I had the pleasure of testing this pattern and it was such a fun sew. My daughter LOVES her kitty bag and takes it everywhere. It’s a great scrapbuster!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    nancy.sheridan (verified owner)

    This is a gorgeous pattern! The instructions are easy to follow and the result is amazing! Looks like professionally sewn bag and this is the first ever bag I’ve made! My daughter absolutely loves it too! It’s perfect for fitting all of her treasures of the day into it! I can see many more Little Friends Bags in our future!!!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    lucy_jul (verified owner)

    The cat bag is an incredibly fun and cute sew! The well thought out instructions leave no room for confusion. I am not proficient with embroidery but the guide made it very easy and I now have confidence to tackle more complex stitches! I will definitely be trying other patterns,

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    becky.a.petty (verified owner)

    I’ve only ever made one other bag but the instructions made this one a total breeze. I love that it incorporated embroidery, I find it so meditative. Most importantly, my little miss enjoys packing her treasures to take on adventures!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    kelseyrossfam (verified owner)

    Super easy to follow instructions and so pleased with the finished product! You can’t go wrong 🙂

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    laurencollier (verified owner)

    Such a great patternfor beginners like me, very clear instructions!! my little girl loves her kitty bag and I’m currently stocking up on fabric so I can make one each for my nieces! I’m so pleased!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    anna.jem.smith (verified owner)

    Brilliant little bag, and perfect for using any scraps hanging around!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    philippa.fergusson (verified owner)

    A fun and sweet project. I am a true beginner seer and found the pattern easy to follow and the pictures helped me to ensure I was doing it right. I was going to skip the embroidery as it sounded hard…but I’m so glad I gave it a go! It was simple and now I know a few stitches! I feel proud of making such a sweet and professionally finished bag for my daughter, I will absolutely make more for her cousins. Thanks for the free pattern, I used scraps of fabric so this project was a great budget friendly gift for my daughter. Cant wait to try the Tui next.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    shona.riddell (verified owner)

    Thanks for this cute pattern, my daughter is very happy with her new bag! I will definitely be using this pattern again for kids’ birthday presents.

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