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Goldfish DIY Cat Toy

Use this free sewing pattern to make DIY cat toys that your feline friend will love.

By: Ann Koeman from
Goldfish DIY Cat Toy
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In the Designer's Words: "Treat your favorite feline to a new toy with Fairfield's New Line of Oly Fun fabrics. Create an opportunity for exercise for kitty and lots of free entertainment for yourself. Plus, have fun sewing a quick project you can complete in an evening."
Use Oly-Fun and some sewing skills to create a homemade cat toy that your feline will go absolutely fur crazy for this afternoon. This super simple Goldfish DIY Cat Toy is a free sewing pattern that is sure to keep cats busy for days to come. The soft and lightweight body makes it easy for your friend to bat it around with their claws and the shiny surface is sure to keep them coming back for more. Depending on your cat’s preferences, you can choose to fill the fun fish with cat nip or simple fill it with fluff.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine


Materials List

  • Oly Fun fabric by Fairfield in Metallic Red
  • Stuffing or batting
  • Thread
  • Puffy paint
  • Liquid cat nip (optional)


  1. Draw a fish onto some paper or card and cut out.

  2. Use pattern to cut through two layers of Oly Fun fabric.

  3. Stitch fish body together , leaving an opening to allow stuffing.

  4. Stuff body of toy with batting. Spray some cat nip inside (optional). Hand stitch the opening close.

  5. Add an eye with some puffy paint and let dry.

  6. Optional: Use serrated scissors to add interest to edges of fins and fish.

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This fetching cat toy is so simple and easy to make, I know that my wee beasts will have some to play with soon. I love the sturdy Oly fabric and the bright, shiny color adds more appeal. I think making a fish mobile out of the same Oly fabric would be a great idea for the nursery too.


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