SWEATSHIRT FIX: PRETTY KITTY

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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!”

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MY DIY THUMB HOLE

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.

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BUTTONS AS PART OF THE PAW PRINTS

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.

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THE CAT 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.  🙂

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THE CAT EARS!

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