Epic Fail: Kitty Tunnel

I had the best intentions of participating in the Amy Butler Sewalong hosted by Sara at Sew Sweetness. I couldn’t really get it together in the last few weeks to put together and awesome purse or a quilt using one of her patterns.

Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects

But, in a last-ditch effort to get a project together, I settled on the Kitty Tunnel from Amy’s book In Stitches. Probably because the cat in the book looks a lot like mine, and I thought that would be pretty cute to get a photo just like the one in the book.

Amy’s version includes a drawstring on one side and is lined with faux fur. Knowing the my cat was not likely to be interested in the kitty tunnel for very long, I decided to use completely upcycled materials. For the inside, I cut up a thick, wool scarf that I’m no longer wearing because it kind of had that lion’s mane thing going on. For the outside of the tunnel, I used a simple skirt that I once made.

Tonight, I snapped a few photos of Murph’s reaction. As I expected, he wasn’t really interested in getting inside the tunnel. He probably would have been more interested if I had sewn him a fancy paper bag or cardboard box.

Murph and the Kitty Tunnel




I will enter the Kitty Tunnel, once

Okay. But only because you stuck one of my treats in there.

Yeah, I’m so over that tunnel. Me too, Murph. Me too.


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