Guest Blogger: Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist
For those that enjoy making crafts, a few quick stitches and some scrap fabric can make a popular toy for a shelter cat. Shelter toys are quickly soiled and can have short life spans so handmade toys should not be labor intensive.
Cut out two ravioli-size squares from your fabric of choice with pinking shears for that authentic Italian look! Stitch ¼” ” seam allowance and leave an end open for stuffing. 6-8 tight stitches on each side are all that is needed. Pinking the edges and stitching without turning it inside out make sewing the toy quick.
Fill end with fiberfill and a pinch of catnip. Stitch closed and give it to your favorite cat!