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Cat and Thomas (Part 5 – Padding and Clothes)

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Another quick note: We sell everything I use here. So if you see something useful, get it from Morezmore.

Puppet Cat, Making of – step by step.

Continued from Part 4.

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Padding.

Stretch foam
– cotton balls
fabritac glue
Tried to do just a little bit of padding, because clothes will add more bulk.
Already might be too much.

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Shoes.


– glove leather (if shopping, look for “glove leather”, “lambskin leather”, “thin leather”, “paper thin leather”)
brass eyelets
eyelet setting tool
rattail cord
fabritac glue
needle file (for aging)
brown Sharpie marker (for covering seams, wear and dirt effect)
– thin sock for socks
The eyelet-setting tool works like this: place the leather with eyelets flat on the desk (left side up), insert the sharp end into the eyelet vertically, tap on the tool with something heavy a couple of times.
The pattern was found on the web and was possibly made by Iryna Ivakhnenko.

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I printed the pattern on adhesive label paper, then cut, then put it on leather. A good way to cut those tiny parts.

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Sweater and knickerbockers

– fancy cable-knit socks found on Ebay
– micro corduroy shirt leftovers which I already used in the past.
sewing thread

Do you see a pair of socks? I see an irish aran cable knit sweater!
Cat is of the Irish origin, by the way, her real name is Rowan, Cat being a nickname.
So, about the sweater – there was an option of knitting it – I would have probably even enjoyed it – but knitting tiny cables would be pretty hard. Also I need the sweater to be somewhat thin, considering she will also have a coat.

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Irish aran cable knit sweater for Cat. This is the second attempt and I am rather pleased with it.
It is grey, the iphone camera colored it bluish.

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Knickerbockers.
Cat’s corduroy knickerbockers are ready.

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So she is completely dressed, and she will also have a removable coat.
She turned out very cute!
For those who just followed: Cat has blank eyelids because she will have post-production composited human eyes (like Madame Tutli-Putli).

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A prop request – a patch leather bag, “handmade” by Cat. The lid is held down by tiny magnets.

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Finally, Cat is getting ready for her trip to the animators.
I was happy to find these foam trays for “face replacement organizer”, exactly what I was looking for.

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*****
PS. Cat safely arrived to the animators and I got the first video back:

6 comments on “Cat and Thomas (Part 5 – Padding and Clothes)

  1. What can I say, I always enjoy reading your posts. You are so clever and make everything look easy and I know it is not. Love the jumper made from the sock. Thank you so much, lightened my day

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  2. Oh my gosh. She is marvelous.. Did you do the knitted sweater?  you are so talented Natasha.. Sending much love.

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