How to make a toy cat out of nylon stockings

Introduction

сделать игрушку - котика из капроновых чулок

Once your nylon pantyhose comes unfitness you tend to throw it away. However it can still be used but in a totally different way. These may be created into a soft toy. You don’t need a lot of materials for this project but you need skill and patience.

You´ll need

  • Old nylon tights
  • A little padding polyester or cotton
  • Decoration for cat’s face and accents (buttons, ribbons, fur, tinsel, etc.)

Steps

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    Cut the top of the pantyhose.

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    Cut the seams and the upper elastic.

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    You got 2 rectangular shaped pantyhose workpieces. But we need square sheets for our toy cat so cut excess cloth. But don’t throw away the cutoffs, you’ll use it as string on one stage of your project.

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    Bend nylon square sheet diagonally.

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    Create cat’s ears by using padding.

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    Use cardboard to create the shape of the ears. To fasten the ear base, use a nylon ribbon (cut from the remnants of tights).

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    The other ear should be created the same way.

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    Place padding inside the head of the cat.

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    Tie the ends of the nylon together and tighten with a nylon ribbon.

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    Create the entire head by fastening two ears.

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    To make a muzzle, you need a needle with a nylon thread. Insert needle from the back side of muzzle and get it out in the center of the front side.

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    Tighten the nylon head to make a cat’s cheeks.

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    The head is ready, now we take the second piece of cloth to make the body.

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    Make a cat’s paws using the same technique as we used to done a cat’s head and the ears.

  • Tie the ends with help of string. Hide the tips of the laces inside the body with help of hook.
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    Putting it all tips in a bun.

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    Insert the head into the upper opening of the trunk.

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    Pull in tight with the nylon strings and tie it. This will shape the neck.

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    Front paws can be designed in a different ways. The first way is to pull back some cloth with padding out of body and make a knot with help of string. I choose another way: wrap piece of padding using nylon and make a knot.

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    This is what you’ll get.

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    Pull some fabric out of neck knot, so you got a little hole. Put a paw inside of hole, wrap with body’s nylon and make a knot on its base. Don’t forget to put back a drawn piece of cloth.

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    Do the same way with the second paw.

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    That’s the time to decorate your toy, you can use any at hand pieces like braid, ribbons, fur strips, beads, buttons, etc. Buttons may be used to create eyes and nose. Attach these with adhesive. Black nail polish will help to make a sensible sight if you paint one half of an eye with it.

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    I got a quite serious looking cat at the end.

Warnings

  • You can get a multi-colored kitten by combining nylon pieces of different colors.

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Comments

  1. Habbri 15 May 2013 :

    First of all, it seems like a wonderful idea! No doubt, I will now be able to make something useful without throwing my nylon stockings. The tips are really useful.

  2. Mona 12 June 2013 :

    I agree. I am surprised that how simple it is to make and how cute it looks afterwards, looks like I am learning to make something out of things without throwing them away.

  3. Ricci 14 June 2013 :

    Wow! It looks like the dolls I have seen in the handicrafts shop and now I can make one too, I am glad that you shared this wonderful tutorial with us Katiss!

  4. Angel 02 September 2013 :

    I have some pairs of old tights in my wardrobe, now I have an idea how to apply them.

  5. izabel 27 September 2013 :

    I agree that the kitten looks nice, but I think only kids can need it somehow, and it is useless for the adults.

  6. Linda 30 October 2013 :

    I think you are mistaking. Maybe, it’s useless for the men, but women like such funny little things on their dressing tables, e.g.

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