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7 Amazing DIY Clothes for Cats You Can Create at Home (With Pictures)

Written by: Rachel Giordano

Last Updated on June 10, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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7 Amazing DIY Clothes for Cats You Can Create at Home (With Pictures)

Every cat is different with its own personality. Some like wearing clothing, and some don’t, but if you have a cat that likes to show off the latest fashion, you’ve come to the right spot. Below you will find eight DIY plans to make your own cat clothing. By doing so, you can save yourself some money, all while clothing your cat with adorable outfits.

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Top 7 DIY Clothes for Cats Ideas

1. DIY Cat Bandana by Sudden Shake Up

DIY Cat Bandana by Sudden Shake Up
Image Credit: Sudden Shake Up
Materials: Scrap fabric, Velcro
Tools: Rotary blade, cutting mat, sewing kit
Difficulty Level: Easy

This adorable DIY cat bandana is easy to make and takes under 30 minutes. It’s the perfect idea to use up old fabric you may have lying around, and you only need a few materials and tools to make this bandana. You can also customize it by purchasing fabric that suits your feline friend, such as a certain color or a particular pattern. The instructions are easy to follow and straightforward, and your kitty will look stylish and cute when you’re done.

2. Fave Crafts DIY Cat Sweater

Fave Crafts DIY Cat Sweater by fave crafts
Image Credit: fave crafts
Materials: Old hoodie
Tools: Sewing thread, pins, seam ripper, scissors, measuring tape
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This DIY cat sweater is an excellent idea for cats, especially hairless ones that need a little added warmth to their bodies. Before you start, you’ll need to measure your kitty. Measuring your kitty may be the hardest part, but every cat is different. There are several steps in making this sweater, but if you follow the directions, you should be able to make it without too much fuss.

3. DIY Cat Hoodie by acetually

Materials: Fabric, lettering (optional)
Fabric scissors, measuring tape, iron on fuse tape, matching thread, clippers
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This cute cat hoodie can be customized to your kitty by placing lettering that spells out their name or something else about your kitty cat. The YouTube video shows you how to make it step-by-step, but this idea is for the more skilled sewer.  Be sure you measure your cat before you start cutting to ensure a proper fit. When you’re finished, your cat will be styling in their new hoodie.

4. Kitten Sock Onesie by Cole and Marmalade

Kitten Sock Onesie by Cole and Marmalade
Image Credit: Cole and Marmalade
Materials: Sock of your choosing (color, pattern, etc.)
Tools: Scissors
Difficulty Level: Easy

This kitten sock onesie is adorable, and the purpose is to use it for kittens after a spay/neuter. Most times, the cones the vet gives you don’t fit a kitten properly, and these ladies took matters into their own hands by making a kitten sock onesie to keep the kitten from licking the area.

There is quite a bit of cutting to make a kitten sock onesie, but the inventors do a nice job walking you through the steps. It’s stylish and, better yet, much more comfortable than the “cone of shame.”

5. Cat Leg Warmers by all free sewing

Cat Leg Warmers by all free sewing
Image Credit: all free sewing
Materials: 1 pair of socks
Tools: Scissors, sewing machine
Difficulty Level: Easy

These easy-to-make cat leg warmers, and you can do it in under an hour or less. All you need are one pair of socks, scissors, and a sewing machine. Place each sock on top of each other, cut the toe and heel out, turn down the raw edge of the socks, and sew them together. Fold in half and sew again. That’s it!

6. DIY Cat Coat/Hoodie by Oh You Crafty Gal

DIY oh you crafty gal
Image Credit: Oh You Crafty Gal
Materials: Fabric
Tools: Pencil, tape measure, needs, thread, scissors
Difficulty Level: Hard

This DIY cat coat/hoodie takes a little skill, but it should be doable if you’re a sewer and crafty. This coat/hoodie is perfect for cats that live where it snows, and this coat will keep your cat bundled and warm. You don’t have to make the hoodie with this coat, but the inventor gives instructions on how to make it if so inclined.

7. Raverly’s DIY Cat Hat

Raverly's DIY Cat Hat by ravelry
Image Credit: ravelry
Materials: Yarn
Tools: Tape measure, knitting needles
Difficulty Level: Moderate

With this DIY cat hat, you can make your cat resemble a lion, which we think is super cute. This hat can make an excellent Halloween costume for your feline friend, all while keeping your kitty warm and cozy. You can use any color you like but going with orange or brown will give your kitty that lion look, especially if your cat is that color.

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Not all cats will be a fan of wearing clothes, but some like it very much, and these DIY plans will save you money at the pet store. Cat clothes come in handy if you live in a cold climate, and making your very own cat coat will help keep your cat warm during those chilly days and nights. If you’re unsure if your cat likes clothes, don’t force them to wear them but rather give them time to get used to the idea. Happy sewing!

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