Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How-To Tuesday

How to Make a 'Nip Sack

Start with a piece of fabric. It has to be a "long rectangle" or the size of two squares sitting next to each other. This one is 3-1/2" by 7"
Fold in half so it makes a square, right sides together. Sew the side opposite the fold, using at least a 1/4" seam.
Line up the seam with the fold, like in the picture. Now sew across one of the other ends.
Turn the sack inside out. A chopstick is good for getting the corners turned out correctly. Don't push too hard or you might poke a hole in the corner!
Fill with 'Nip. Mom uses "Cosmic Catnip." As you can see, I am supervising and testing the Nip. Somecat has to do it.
When the sack is good and full of nip, bring the raw edges together so the sack is shaped like a pyramid. This seam will be perpendicular to the one on the bottom.
Turn the raw edges in, and pin.
Sew the pinned edge shut. Trim threads, remove pins.
Ta-da! One nifty pyramid shaped 'Nip Sack. Ready for one Secret Paw, which will be on its way to a very special cat by the time you are reading this.
Clean the mess made by one nipped-out cat.HEY! I resemble that remark!


Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Very cool! What a great 'nip sack! :) I was wondering how to deal with the rough, raw edges.

Cute photo Millie. :) I guess you enjoy your 'nip! :)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That's a good nip sack. Looks like yoo enjoyed snoopervising.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

wowwee, that is so furry cool

LZ said...

Cool! Your mom is really inspiring the Lap Lady to make stuff. She even went to the fabric store yesterday!! Maybe I'll get a nip pyramid though highly doubtful.


Mungo N Teazer (and the Firecat too!!!) said...

Oooh Mommy knows how to use one of dose macheene thingies. Mebbe we cin get her to make us some nipsacks too. Fanks fer da strukshuns!!!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Ooo, we love it when mom makes us nip saks! She duzzent fill all of dem all da way wif nip tho, some of da bigger ones she puts stuffing in too. Dat makes dem soft and skwishy. Yoo reely look nipped out in dat last piksher. Did yoo let mom rub yoor tummy?

Christine and FAZ said...

Good instructions but relieved you don't do this everyday. I am not sure 'you know who' could stand it. FAZ

Milton said...

Furry good snoopervisin'. You look like you are really enjoying break time! That's the bestest part of the work day mine mombean sez.

Daisy said...

That is a very cute toy! But I am afraid even that is beyond my Mommie's sewing ability.

Monty Q. Kat said...

MomBean: Who drooled on the keyboard?

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA! we love that last picture! and the little nip sack is adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Millie yer mom is so talented! Nip sacks sure sound like a good idea. Nice tummy pikshure too.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Whoo-Hooo! Gotta get some!

Poppy Q said...

they look like fun. Thanks for posting this idea Millie and your mum. My mum might try and make some for me!!
You are such a good helper.

Poppy Q

Rosemary B❤️ said...

our mommie loves to sew too! She should make me a nip sack... MOMMMMMM

Your picture there.. all nipped out, makes me happy :-)


Parker said...

HaHaHaHa! A nipped-out Millie!

Samantha & Mom said...

That is one neat pyramid nip sack. Some kitty will be lucky to get that. Millie you have a furry nice tummy.
Samantha & Tigger

Zoey and the furballs said...

Oh Millie, you are adorable. Mommmmyyyyyy! Get out your sewing machine!

Madness, Trouble, Squish and Milkbone said...

Ha, ha, Millie, you do look nipped out. And that is a very cool nip-sack.

Jack, Persephone, Tenzing and Lancelot said...

Whoa! A whole SACK full of nip?!?

We got nip pads my Food Lady-Mom made but she just sprinkled some nip into the pad, she didn't stuff them full!!!

And fresh nip in pots?

You're so lucky!!!

your friend Persephone