How to make clothes for cats

Updated November 21, 2016

Cats might not always enjoy wearing clothes, but they will tolerate it for a while. Little girls love to dress up their cats and push them around in their doll buggy. While the cat will seem to be indifferent, he is probably wondering how he can get out of this predicament. If your little girl loves to dress her cat for their daily stroll, you can help by making him some cute little clothes using doll-clothes patterns.

Choose the pattern you want to use for the outfit you will make. Doll-clothes patterns for larger dolls work the best for sizing. Cut out the pattern you will use and pin it to the material using straight pins.

Cut out the pieces of the material and remove the pattern from the material. Follow the directions included with the pattern for sewing the pieces together with a sewing machine.

Follow the directions for seam allowances to make sure the clothes are going to be the right size. Pay attention to details because the pieces are smaller than normal. Mark the spots with a straight pin that will require such fasteners as Velcro to help hold the clothing on the cat.

Turn the outfit right side out and press with an iron. Sew the Velcro to the spot you marked with the straight pin. The kitty's outfit is ready for wearing and your little girl will be ready to dress him and go.


Find patterns for 30-cm (12-inch) dolls. These will work best for an adult cat.


When dressing your cat, make sure there are no strings or other parts of the clothing that can wrap around his neck. One piece outfits are the best fit.

Things You'll Need

  • Material
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
  • Straight pins
  • Thread
  • Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro)
  • Iron
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