August 13 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

on August 13 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 74 Comments

Posh Kitty Cat
By Kim, {kimmymade}

Kim writes, “Entirely hand sewn from a mix of recycled and brand-new wool, this kitty is fancy stuff. Her body is made from a beautiful mill-dyed, checked wool that is just heaven to work with, and her dress is a gorgeous pink, cabled cashmere sweater that is ever-so-soft and cuddly.”

She adds, “I began hand sewing stuffies after taking an embroidery class at Brooklyn General in April 2007, when I realized that I needed a new hobby after my daughter was born (she’s now 3+ years old, and I’m now on my second child). I make custom posh kitties upon request, and will be updating my shop (http://ksteckler.etsy.com) with other hand sewn stuffies during the fall in time for the holiday season!”

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74 Responses to August 13 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

  1. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! So much wonderfull ideas, one better than the otrer. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Hugs from Córdoba, Argentina

  2. Kathleen says:

    Oh, too cute! I just got into wool stuffies, and I’m going to have to do more – it’s so addictive!

  3. Kim says:

    Thanks for posting my kitty, and thanks to everyone for all of the amazing feedback :-)

  4. kim d. says:

    that little sweater dress just makes it, so cute!!!

  5. Amanda says:

    too cute! I’m loving seeing all of these hand sewn creations this month :)

  6. Kaye says:

    She is so cute. Absolutely love her dress. She is one stylish Kitty.

  7. Jeanette says:

    What a delightful softie. Is it possible to have a tutorial – this is gorgeous?

  8. Ramona says:

    I love softies and yours is certainly a keeper.

  9. Renee E says:

    SEW Cute!!!

  10. Sarah says:

    I adore that little pink dress!

  11. Stacy says:

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Nola says:

    She is very cute…I would like to make little doggie stuffies for my nieces. I have some old sweaters that I’ve grown out of but I still love, great idea!

  13. sandyandcosmo says:

    Very sweet! I love the hand-stitched details on the kitty and her dress.

  14. Jessica says:

    That is too cute!

  15. Cheryl says:

    What a sweet, adorable kitty! I love it!

  16. andrea says:

    The kitty is so cute : )
    Not sure if I’d have the patience to hand sew one entirely but I’d like to try !

  17. Jane says:

    I love hand work of all kinds and would love to win this. Thanks!

  18. jacqueline says:

    I love hand stitching lots! This kitty is adorable. :)
    Have a lovely merry happy day!

  19. The kitty is very cute. I am going to India it has a rich handicraft culture and lots of people do the hand sewing. Hope to meet some of these amzing artists when I am there. I will post the photos of Indian voyage onn my blog.

  20. Erica K says:

    I just adore that! Did you knit the dress as well?

  21. Amy says:

    Very cute kitty! Love the hand sewing theme!

  22. Bambi says:

    I love hand sewn animals. They are so unique. Such a great idea.

  23. anja says:

    cute little kittie

  24. Casey says:

    What a high class kitty! I love to sew little birds by hand. They are a great take along project for waiting rooms and swim lessons.

  25. Mirza says:

    So cute! and such great hand sewing skills!

  26. Very cute woolen kitty!!

  27. Debbie says:

    What a cute kitty!

  28. Julianne says:

    Too cute!!

  29. Jenny says:

    Oh my. That is so darling!

    Jenny

  30. Emily says:

    i’ve recently just started making my own softies, and i love this one! what a cute kitty!

  31. Patty says:

    Such a cute little kitty!

  32. elaine qualter says:

    a great idea to use worn-out or thrifted items. thank you for the inspiration!

  33. Shogun says:

    Oh I just love the cat!!

  34. A very cutie kitty. I love the cables on the front.

  35. wintu nancy says:

    WOW! What a cute kitty. Have really been enjoying all the hand sewn items this week.

  36. Kathy says:

    hummmmmmmmmmm, Think I could give this a try!

  37. Andi says:

    So cute! I love that sweater dress! Hmm…I have a lot of sweaters in my closet that would love to become stuffies… :)

  38. Julia M. in MI says:

    Cute Kitty!

  39. Debra says:

    How cute! When my children were little I used to hand sew little lovies.

  40. anna says:

    Lovely fun little kitty- people are so clever with their hands to create such fun items.
    Thanks for sharing..
    Regards,
    Anna

  41. Laurel says:

    Impressive and inspiring hand work!

  42. Linda says:

    I don’t really care for little stuffed animals like this – however, this one is so darn cute!! I think you have changed me. What is this strange feeling I have – Like I need one for myself. Yes! That’s it! I NEED one of these!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing your cute little posh kitty. Just seeing it makes me feel happy. Linda

  43. ellen says:

    That cat sweater is too cute!

  44. wendy says:

    Very cute! Love the sweater. I blogged about a monster I made today.

  45. Sarah says:

    Cute! This definitely looks like a labor of love.

  46. Sara Hemmeke says:

    I love the recycled sweater idea! Great work!

  47. Gwen says:

    Such a cute posh kitty!

  48. Elaine says:

    Oh, I wanted to add one more thing…
    THANK YOU for showing how cute hand sewing crafts
    can be!
    Anything hand sewn is a treat to see and a treasure
    for sure!

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely adorable! I love it :)

  50. Elaine says:

    Adorable!!! Great idea!
    I love that you are using recycled fabric making it!!!
    Thanks for posting this; it made me SMILE! :)

  51. Handsewing is my preferred method of softie-making–seems so much more intimate and loving somehow. (Am I a handsewing snob? Egads!)

  52. shelle says:

    That is the cutest kitty ever! I just love the dress.

  53. Bonnie says:

    That is absolutely adorable.

  54. Need to Sew says:

    Adorable! I couldn’t do it by hand!

  55. Helena says:

    Love the kitty cat, so cuuuute.

  56. Colleen says:

    This is very cute! I love the idea of mixing new and repurposing other items. Wonderful!

  57. Margie says:

    Such a cute little kitty!!

  58. niney says:

    she’s beautiful, such lovely details. I love the fabric you chose for her body.

  59. Allison Bloom says:

    I love this kitty!! So adorable.

  60. Krista says:

    I can almost feel that cashmere – must be the sleeve of a sweater you’ve used for the kitty top? Very clever you are, and the blanket stitch around the bottom is a super-sweet trim.

  61. jennsquared says:

    THAT IS TOO CUTE! I gotta get my hands on one of these cuties!!!!

  62. Im thinking about doing a handmade christmas this year to keep costs down, so I am loving all these ideas.

  63. Alyssa says:

    So cute. I love the pink sweater.

  64. Michelle says:

    Hand sewing is the absolute greatest. I’m hoping your Month will eventually bring everybody around!

  65. Becky says:

    Too dern cute for words!!! Great way to recycle clothes that don’t fit or whose style may have gone out of fashion.

  66. Barbara says:

    She looks like she is dressed up and ready to have fun!!

  67. Jen V says:

    Very sweet & fancy. I always wonder where people find used cashmere to recycle?

  68. Krystina says:

    i love that the materials are recycled!

  69. Lana Dunkerley says:

    That is adorable! The little dress is great too…just not sure if i could knit too…. LOL!

  70. brittany says:

    what a precious cat!! love it!

  71. jill says:

    Such a clever little sweater she has!

  72. Daniella says:

    LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! So much wonderfull ideas, one better than the otrer. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Hugs from Córdoba, Argentina

  73. Grace says:

    That is cute (and I am NOT a cat person!)

  74. Cami Paul says:

    These kitties would make a perfect holiday gift! I really don’t think I could hand-sew something so cute!

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