Ever since I saw a picture of a sweatshirt hoodie with cat ears, I knew two things: 1. I needed a cat hoodie of my own and 2. I could turn one of my hoodies into a cat hoodie. Not to mention, a cat hoodie will end any sweatshirt argument between me and Charlie. “This is MY sweatshirt!” “No! The hoodie with the wider lace is YOURS!”
After researching various cat hoodies on the inter web, I knew I didn’t want super big cat ears — something small and cute. With this hoodie, I could add thumb holes — something I spied on my nephew’s running shirt. Cute paw prints near the thumb holes would be the final touch to a blue hoodie my husband begrudgingly gave me.
With bits and pieces from my stash, I created paw prints and my cat ears. I made a simple cut in each sleeve and sewed the gap for reinforcement. I probably could’ve completed the cat hoodie in one day, but a childhood game (Agent USA) easily distracted me from projects and chores. I also chose to use small white buttons as part of the paw prints.
The thought of cutting eight little white circles from leftover scraps did not make me jump for joy. I liked the idea of using white buttons instead. While creating my cute cat hoodie, I made a few alterations to the sweatshirt for a better and much cuter fit. In the end, I’m pretty happy with the results. Now, I need to decide on a unicorn or dragon hoodie. 🙂