Make one for yourself to wear on a jacket or shirt when trick-or-treaters come to call.
1. Download the free patterns for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software).
2. To felt wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water-wash, cool-rinse cycle with a small amount of detergent; machine-dry and steam-press. If you use wool from a piece of clothing, cut clothing apart and remove seams so the wool can shrink freely.
3. To use freezer paper for cutting the applique shapes, complete the following steps.
4. Lay the freezer paper, shiny side down, over the patterns. With a pencil, trace each pattern the correct number of times. Cut out the freezer-paper shapes.
5. Using a hot, dry iron, press the freezer paper shapes, shiny side down, onto the designated fabrics; let cool. Cut out the fabric shapes on the drawn lines. Peel off the freezer paper.
1. Referring to the Applique Placement Diagram, position the eyes and nose on the black cat face; baste in place. Use black perle cotton to blanket-stitch each eye in place.
2. Use the black perle cotton to make a French knot in the center of each eye.
3. Use the orange perle cotton to blanket-stitch the nose in place and to straight-stitch whisker and ear markings.
1. Layer the appliqued cat face and the brown tweed cat with wrong sides together; baste. Using orange perle cotton, blanket-stitch through both layers around the cat face.
2. Tie a knot in the center of the brown tweed 1/2 x 3-inch rectangle to make a bow; tack in place.
3. Secure the pin back to the back of the cat face to complete the pin.