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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.




To see more from Jo, follow her on Instagram @jojewelsoutoftime and Facebook!


Written by JoAnne Eldred for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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