Thursday, April 1, 2010

KittyLegs!

It seems that every member of the family benefits from my sewing projects -- everyone, that is, except poor Kitty! The best she ever gets is scraps of fleece or batting to sleep on! Well, it was high time for me to make her something all her own....


KittyLegs!
BabyLegs are all the rage, and legwarmers and armwarmers are popular for adults and teens -- so why not make a kitty version?

Today I'll show you how! All you need is one pair of socks and your sewing machine!


STEP ONE: Stack your socks on top of each other.


STEP TWO: Cut as shown. You will remove the side with the heel, then the toe.


STEP THREE: Turn down the raw edge end of each sock and hem.


STEP FOUR: Fold in half and sew, creating a tube.


STEP FIVE: Trim of excess seam allowance, turn right side out, and you are done! The original sock cuff will go around Kitty's "wrist."


Isn't she so fashionable? The stripey KittyLegs really accent her own stripes quite nicely!


Just you wait -- KittyLegs are going to be THE hottest trend this season.
If you like, you can even omit the hemming and create socks instead -- two pair, of course!

Before you think I've lost it, check the date, folks! APRIL FOOLS! :o) :o)
And no worries: My cat and my sister's cats are very good-natured little kitties. No one lost any blood getting them dressed for their photo shoot!

Be sure to check out lots more fun projects today at Crafterhours!

47 comments:

Mrs. Wright said...

Hilarious! I'm a writer at Craftastrophe and I'd love to feature this tomorrow! Please let me know asap!

mrs.wright@live.com

Miss Muffin said...

Oh, this was funny!!!

Amy said...

Oh, I fail.

I was reading this and thinking "Gosh, her poor kitties."

(But at the same time I was also thinking "Damn, my cat would never, EVER let me put KittyLegs on him. But I have the perfect pair of socks to try with anyway.")

Amy said...

P.S. Cute kitties!

celebi74 said...

waowww

PinkLady said...

What do you mean April Fools?! It's a fab idea and I'm off to make some for my (unwilling) kitty! :P

Barbara said...

tears of laughter - first kitty is really quite sporty with them ! Second kitty appears none too happy. Third kitty's back feet have me laughing laughing laughing - that could be a poster ! Thank you for a great start to the day

Darling Petunia said...

Will tomorrow's tutorial be a torn sweatshirt a la Flashdance in cat sizes?

Sara said...

Oh my! Great April 1st post. Too funny!

MonicaBerry said...

I even had my husband over here going "poor kitties!" & "good-natured" is an understatement! Our cats are very sweet & only have back claws, but they'd have the legwarmers & the hands holding them in ribbons in no time! They get mad enough about their collars!
Good joke. :P

Natasha said...

Very VERY funny. And I have to ask, are you my long lost twin because my April Fool's craft was also turning a baby project into something for my pet. Except the unsuspecting victim was my poor dog Parker...

Very funny!

Su said...

OH NO, you didn't! Totally got me fooled. :D

I used to have two cats, and they would NEVER let me do that to them. I was thinking, "Wow, people will end up with some scratches and lots of her on their sweater with this project"!

Su said...

"lots of fur", not "lots of her"

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

crazy cat lady, lol, funny!!!!

ZooNam said...

cute :)

Jen said...

You got me! I was totally thinking you'd lost it :) Happy Birthday to Jelly Bean!!!

Heidi Lindsay said...

Ha ha! Love it! I'm surprised kitties put up with it! Lol. My kitties would flip out.

Ana Luisa said...

so cute!

L Johnson said...

Too funny! Happy All fools Day!

Cammie said...

I just showed the kids and Canon asked, "Is she going to play sports?" Ha!
Happy birthday to your little Jellybean too!

Anna said...

nice! this one might take the cake!

WhimWham said...

Wow! How 80's! You should make a matching sweatband. Cute pics, and what a couple of good sports you have. They should get a treat for this!
Thanks for the laugh today!

Paul said...

The day's not over yet. Make the sweatband WhimWham mentioned. I must see the socks and sweatband together on the cat.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Deborah Raymond said...

I was just thinking that some people go just a little "too far" in humanizing their pets (though I DID think it was cute)! I'm glad to know you are still grounded. hee hee

The Alchemist said...

Thanks for a proper laugh. I don't care much for April Fool's Day, and I did wonder the point, but people and their pets often do crazy things. And it is very cute!

Kim said...

HAHAHA, the picture of the cat wearing them is fantastic! I seriously may have to whip a pair up for my cat before my husband gets home. :) Happy April Fools Day!

Angela Pea said...

LOLOLOLOL!!! ROTFLMFO!!

Oh, yeah, I actually belived it for just a moment. We have a cat who gets dressed in a camo jacket on a regular basis.

June said...

Ah! You got me!!! Thanks for the laugh.

Fyrecreek said...

It might be a joke, but it actually sounds like fun! I'm sure my cat would disagree, of course.

jen said...

so darn cute I can't stand it! lol

kris10dale said...

So funny! I was LOL for real. :) The first kitty knows she looks good - lol!

Melissa said...

Too funny! I can't believe they let you put them on. I tried getting shoes on my dog once without luck.

Blue Sunday said...

Despite being an April Fool's I might actually make these. My cat is a huge dork who actually has a baby onesie he wears. Oh, and a harness and leash for going outside.

Becky :) said...

So funny!! :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

AWWWW! I love this so, so much! Best post ever!

WendyCarole said...

:)

K-Sue said...

Just now read this, so I NEVER saw the April Fool's coming - drying my eyes, I've finally stopped laughing!

Mariska said...

*yeah, late comment*

I just came across your site yesterday, but I actually really like this! I'm gonna make them for my chihuahua, because in the winter she really needs something to keep her legs protected from snow! I think I'm gonna make them with fleece lining or something.
Also like your babyshirt to dogshirt tutorial!

Sebu said...

I want to try to make a pair for my dog. I have a Great Dane and his poor legs take a beating during the winter months because of his arthritis. This is a great idea for that!

Angelique said...

hahaha..very nice. I loved it! I guess if my cats will wear it but I´ll try. Thanks for yr tutorial.

Love,Lilly xxx said...

I know i'm totally late on this one (like 18 months late!!!), but I just HAD to! Ever since I saw the kitty warmer pic on pinterest last week I couldn't get it out of my head! He/she now features on my blog as "what's making me smile this week"!!! So cute!!! :)

Mylla Galv√£o said...

That's so cute! I loved the idea and I will do for my Zeus! Just do not know if he'll like ... He is not mto fan of clothes do not, when I put the outfit of my football team him, he gets upset ... Here where I live is very wet and cold, but it still does not like wearing any clothes!
kisses

Lisa said...

Haha! I love this! I totally want to do this to my cat and show my husband. He thinks the ones I made for our son are bad, but these would be hilarious!

Claudia Machado said...

muito boa essa ideia valeu

shimizuspear101 said...

hahaha i was (am)really considering to do this scratches or not :)

Miss Blueberry Bubbles said...

Cool for chihuahuas not so cool for cats.