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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    Has anyone made a sweater fron fleece for their cat?

    If so, can you tell me where I can find a pattern.

    Thanks!

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    No, haven't had to do that. I did make a sweater for my chi x (about small cat size) out of a sleeve of an old woollen sweater. The sleeve cuff becomes the neck, you then cut holes for the front legs to go through and then trim the sleeve arm to fit the body (and hem for neatness). It worked but he hated wearing it and our other dog kept pulling at it. I ended up making him a fleecy/woolen bed cover as it only really gets cold here at night in the winter.

    If you don't mind me asking, why does kitty need a sweater? Our cats despise collars, I don't think I'd have a hope of getting either of them clothed.

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    I am laughing at the concept. I had a friend who made something for her cat. I laughed at it too. She was so upset that the little monster had it off in 1/4 the time it took for her to put it on. I suggested a heating blanket instead. No cat I have owned would put up with a sweater. Or a costume (those are two second items.. I know.. I tried guilty here too). If you like your fingers, your arms and legs I truly think the heating blanket is the way to go or a water bottle.. mine live on the electric twin blanket folded at the end of the couch.. its cat central and costs only pennies a day to use. I turn it on at night so they can curl up there when I am tucked in my own warm bed. Keeps them out of mine for oh.. 2 or 3 hours (sleep wonderful sleep!).

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    Well when I was a kid I used to dress my cat up in doll cloths, She tolerated it! I guess it would depend on the cat's personality. I tried putting one on my sons Jack Russel and she refused to walk! LOL

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    I cannot imagine putting a cat in a fleece sweater. My cat had so much static electricity in his fur in the winter and the fleece would have just made it worse!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    No, haven't had to do that. I did make a sweater for my chi x (about small cat size) out of a sleeve of an old woollen sweater. The sleeve cuff becomes the neck, you then cut holes for the front legs to go through and then trim the sleeve arm to fit the body (and hem for neatness). It worked but he hated wearing it and our other dog kept pulling at it. I ended up making him a fleecy/woolen bed cover as it only really gets cold here at night in the winter.

    If you don't mind me asking, why does kitty need a sweater? Our cats despise collars, I don't think I'd have a hope of getting either of them clothed.



    :lol: I keep my cat shaved because I'm alergic to her fur. She is declawed and she sleeps ON M E in the winter. Therefore I wake up with a backache because I can't move.

    She gets cold. Here she is.
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    Poor kitty!

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    ah a lion cut. I had some woman tell me this summer that she is allergic to the dander not the fur and no one is allergic to the fur. I do rescue.. ok how come my siamese cats always mess up my eyes and not the other ones? they all have dander.. so I think its the fur. Fur in my mans face makes his eyes swell shut like he was punched. And he still sticks around. Me with a cat rescue.. I must be something special huh? nah, I do laundry and cook. Probably why he sticks around. And I love his ducks so..

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    I think a cotton fabric would be better...Poor kitty and static electricity :shock:

    All allergens are not created equal :D: Some cats and dogs cause me a very minor flair up...others make me so stuffed it is hard to breathe :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I think a cotton fabric would be better...Poor kitty and static electricity :shock:

    All allergens are not created equal :D: Some cats and dogs cause me a very minor flair up...others make me so stuffed it is hard to breathe :wink:
    I heard that!
    I can sympathize, sewnsewer2. If i breathe up too much of whatever on the cats or the dog...ugh! So, your doing the best you can. How thoughtful to make a sweater or shirt.
    I think I would go with the cotton too.

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    I think the allergies depend on the cat!

    I have three. With one of them, I've learned the hard way never to pet her and then rub my eyes.

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    I'm pretty sure if I put a sweater on any of my cats it would be off in less than a minute. I have one that loves collars though.

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    I bought a blanket coat for my cat years ago. online store i think. he was larger than the mamma cat i have now but she uses it when it's below zero outside and she wants to go walking. On a leash!
    it has velcro that closes around the neck and a band that closes under the tummy area. these coats are mostly made for dogs. but it works

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    My one female cat is always cold too. I am forever finding her under the blankets in my bed or laying on one of those big clunky hot water radiators even before her haircut. We got her and her sibling shaved down before Xmas. Boy oh boy there is so much less hair. I love it!!!!

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    If the sweater for your cat doesn't work out, you may want to try Linda McD's (Elisabrat) suggestion of an electric blanket. Or try a heat lamp or even a regular bulb above kitty's bed. My DH made a special bed with a heat lamp above it for a very old cat we used to have who had very stiff limbs. Oh my, did she ever like that! She always had a blissful look on her face while curled up under that heat lamp. A week ago I set a stereo on a table temporarily and by chance it was directly underneath the bulb of a floor lamp. Our Siamese quickly learned this was a nice warm spot. She laid for hours on the stereo directly under the bulb. She had that same blissful look on her face. She was devastated when the stereo and lamp were taken away (we're moving).

    Maybe if you can give your cat a nice warm spot, she won't feel the need to sleep with you. If she persists, you can always close your door, knowing she has a warm spot to go to.

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    Poor kitty. Why not try a dog sweater.

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    I made a small fleece blanket which i put on the top of my chair(simon sleeps there) and I have another one in the chair in my BR. He also sleeps directly on the registers when the heat on , but he would never keep a sweater on no matter how cold he gets. My older female use to climb under the throw blanket on my bed.

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    Better have plenty of Neosporin if you think you can get a sweater on a cat.

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    mY OLDEST IS 18 YEARS OLD AND HAS SOME ARTRITIS IN HER HIPS WE LET HER HAVE A SQUARE OF THICK BATTING AND SHE LIKES THAT TO KEEP WARM. THEY HAVE A SIMILAR PRODUCT AT THE PET STORE THAT WARM THEM BY THEIR BODY HEAT. LOOKED LIKE BATTING TO ME. WE JUST BUY THE CHEAP TYPE FOR THE CATS AND I MAKE BEDS FOR THEM WITH IT ALSO. WE ALSO TAKE TWO STORAGE BINS AND PUT ONE UPSIDE DOWN ON THE OTHER AND COVER IT AND PUT A PAD IN IT. THAT GIVES THEM A CAVE THEY RALLY LIKE. THEY WOULDN'T USE THE ONES WE BOUGHT AT THE STORE THAT ARE ALSO SCRATCH POST.BUT THEY WILL USE ROPE SCRATCHING POST. CATS ARE FUNNY LITTLE CREATURES. BUT WE LOVE THEM.

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    when i brought home tenzing at only 4 weeks old, he was always cold. during the day he stayed in my pocket for warmth and during the night i put almost boiling water in tupperware, with a handtowel tucked around it and he slept all night on that. the water stayed hot all night and i kept it in the corner of a box so he wouldn't roll off. he stayed cold all his life and always slept with his head on my shoulder, under the covers. it went on that way until he died at 18 years, BUT, WHEN I TRIED TO PUT A SWEATER ON HIM, HE LAUGHED HIS BUTT OFF.

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    My cat wants a quilt, but never made him a sweater. Still haven't made him a quilt.

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    i dont' have a pic of my cat wearing her blanket coat but this is similar
    http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store....-flypage-26122

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    Well, I am thinking of getting her a sweater. She makes us move off our spot on the couch so she can lay where it is warm, she takes my spot when I get out of bed so she can get warm and sleeps on top of me.

    She's declawed and very gentle, has never tried to bite and she's almost 19.

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    she needs a tummy warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    she needs a tummy warmer.
    Yeah, 'coz she using mine right now.

    :lol: :lol:

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