Sew a Catnip Mat for Your Cat

It’s Monday again already. I made a big mistake yesterday and left the vacuum on the enclosed porch last night without emptying and flea spraying it. Then I let Millie and Penny out there this morning and when MIllie came back in, I could spot 3 on his white fur-arghhh! Luckily, he didn’t have a capstar pill yet so he will be getting one today.

Today is fun and games day. About 6 months ago I learned how to use my sewing machine so I could make cat toys, beds, etc. I made a mat by cutting two rectangles about 12 inches by 20 inches and placing them so the printed side is inside then I added a piece of quilting batting in between and sewed around 3 sides ( about an inch in). After that I turned it inside out ( so the printed side showed) and added catnip. Then I stitched all around 3 and a half sides ( 1/4 or 1/2 inch in from the edge). I didn’t do all 4 because I left space for a velcro piece to refresh the catnip. It only took about 15 minutes: 009. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can always let your kitties play Twister instead: play5Good job Phoebe, left paw blue and butt on red 🙂

Have a nice day everyone!


  1. My human used to sew… except she was really, really bad at it! I don’t know if I would trust her with making a cat toy or cat mat!

    1. Sparkle, if I could make this mat then I am sure your mom could too. I just ordered your second book from .

    1. It is actually my niece’s beach towel, it came with a little spinner too.

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