How to Make a Cat Bow Tie

Three Parts:Making the BowtieMaking the CollarSecuring the Bow Tie to the Collar

Cats may want to look cool too, especially when it comes to Halloween, fancy dress or special dress-up photos. A cat bow tie is a simplified version of the bow tie cut down to cat size. Provided your cat doesn't mind having things added around its neck, this bow tie will provide an additional element of cuteness to your already cute kitty.

Part 1
Making the Bowtie

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    Cut out the felt. Measure and cut the felt to about 9 x 4 inches (17.5 x 10cm) with the scissors.
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    Fold in the two long ends of the felt, so that they meet in the middle.
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    Fold the short ends in. Make sure that they are slightly overlapping. Use the fabric glue or hot glue gun to glue the felt pieces in place.
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    Cut out a strip of felt. Measure this to about one inch (2.5cm) wide.
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    Pinch the middle of the bow tie, and wrap the felt strip in the center. Tie at the back to secure it.

Part 2
Making the Collar

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    Measure your cat's neck. Following this measurement, cut out a piece of ribbon or felt two inches longer than your kitty's neck.
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    Bring the two ends together to form a circle. Use the glue to connect the two ends of the cat's collar. Let the glue dry.
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    Alternatively, skip making a ribbon or felt collar and buy a real collar instead.

Part 3
Securing the Bow Tie to the Collar

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    Use a bit of fabric glue or hot glue the back of the bow tie where it is to adhere to the collar.
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    Before the glue dries, place the bow tie onto the desired spot on the cat's collar. you made the collar by hand, consider placing it over the join, to hide the join and add strength to it. If using your own collar, place it well away from the buckle and holes section. Allow the collar addition to completely dry in place.
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    Congratulations! Now have your cat go strut its stuff in its new bow tie!

Warnings

  • Be careful if you are using a hot glue gun––getting burned by one hurts and may leave a nasty blister.
  • Do not leave the bow tie on your cat when it is not in your presence. It could present a choking hazard if the cat gets caught by it on furniture or a tree, etc., and you are not there to free the cat.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric glue or hot glue gun
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (for making the cat collar) or a real collar
  • Measuring tape

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