Re-purposed Sweater to Cat Cozy



This sweater has seen better days, though someone in my house doesn’t seem to think so.

Cleaning out my closet, I put this sweater in the donate pile, only to find my cat, we call him Kitty,  laying on top of it the very next day.  Then a light bulb went on:  why don’t I make a “Kitty Cozy” with the sweater.


To make one of these, you will need:

– Old sweater

– Computer paper box lid

– Scissors

– Glue gun

If you don’t have a computer box lid,

click here to make your own.




Start by cutting off the sleeves of the sweater at the shoulder seam.  then cut down the seam of the sleeve  pieces.  Take your pieces outside and  shake them to remove small yarn fragments.








Remove any other extra parts, such as zippers or collars.






Dry fit your pieces over the inside of the box lid, and then starting with the inside of the box lid, apply hot glue and begin to adhere the main piece to the center of the inside of the lid.   Working in a circular motion outward, continue to glue the sweater into place, tucking ends under and gluing, to keep from fraying.   Then wrap the sleeve pieces around the sides, as well as any fur pieces.  Make sure to adhere all pieces securely so that a cat could not pull the sweater off the box (unless he really tried)!



I even included the belt for when he’s feeling whimsy…



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3 Responses to Re-purposed Sweater to Cat Cozy

  1. Susan March 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Great idea – my cat would love this!

    • Amycha March 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

      Thank you, Susan, goofy as it looks, my kitty really does love it!


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