Cat in the Hat Reading Cushion
Project by Jo Eldred
Fabric: Cat - Dr Seuss Books (2962-03)
I made an Alternative Reading Cushion.
I used 3 fabrics Inc 1 from the new Dr Seuss collection.
To make the Hat:
I took red and white cotton – cut them into 4inch strips and stitched them together into a 16inch sq.
I made a template and cut out the shape of the hat, I stabilised it with Bosal and stitched Red Fabric RST leaving a small turning gap at the bottom of the hat.
Once turned I stitched around the outside of the hat.
Then I added it to the Pocket of the cushion stitching around the bottom half of the hat.
For the front, take the Dr Seuss fabric and cut so it is 16inch x 16inch.
To make the book pocket take the Dr Seuss fabric and cut so it is 16inch x 16inch and fold it in half, next place it on top of the front piece.
To make the envelope back I took red and white cotton – cut them into 4inch strips and stitched them together into a 16inch sq.
cut it in half and fold back 1inch and stitch a seam.
Lay the front pocket onto the front fabric RST onto the Red/White stripped back and stitch ¼ seam allowance around all 4 sides.
Snip the points from the corners so when you turn them out you get a nice crisp corner
The hat once stitched has become its own little pocket so I was able to not only add the books to the main pocket but we have a smaller pocket for a nice bar of chocolate.
Written by JoAnne Eldred for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.