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Catmint Pillow

Martha sewed this pillow as a gift for her cat Bartok. She used a fine cotton fabric to make pillow slips, which she filled loosely with dried homegrown catmint. The zipper makes it easy to remove the catmint before washing the cover.

Tools and Materials

Cat bed
Sewing machine and sewing supplies

  1. Follow instructions to make the zipper pillow cover.
  2. Add a 1-inch seam allowance, substituting the measurement of the cat bed for the measurement of the pillow insert.
  3. Sew ties to the corners and center point of the pillow cover. Place the pillow on top of the cat bed, and attach by sewing the ties to the corners of the bed.
  4. In place of pillow inserts, fill the bed with catmint.


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