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Charismatic Cat Pudgy Plushie Soft Toy Sewing Pattern and Tutorial DIGITAL PDF

(19 customer reviews)


Make your own soft, fluffy kitty, purrrfect for cuddling!


The purrrfect Lap Cat!

Imagination can take you Anywhere!

A variety of fabrics work well for this project, my favorite for optimum softness  and shape is 3mm smooth minky or a 10-15mm Luxe Cuddle by Shannon Fabrics.

This sewing project is suitable for an intermediate to advanced sewist due to the muzzle method, including soft/thread sculpting. I walk you through each step with detailed instructions and photos to illustrate each step. 

Your creativity is encouraged with variations to help you customize your stuffed animal. Variations can also help you plan for the skill level and time commitment of your project. 

  • Deceptively easy to make
  • Detailed  step by step instructions 
  • Photos accompany each step
  • Full size pattern pieces
  • Tips for best results
  • Variations included
  • PDF digital download, available instantly after purchase
  • List of vendors for various materials
  • Print only the pages you need, instructions can be followed on your computer or mobile device (or printed if desired)
  • Make them for a special child, event or even sell your finished plush
  • Prints on standard 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper.  

BONUS! Variations to customize your kitty:
-Two Methods to Apply the Ears
-Two Tail Options (static or poseable)
-Armature and Jointed Neck Option
-Two Toe Bean Options

**Soft/Thread Sculpting is required to achieve the puffy cheeks!

Experience Level Advanced Confident Beginner with Intermediate options

Language: English

Measurements: US Standard Units

Size When Complete

Digital Download

~19 inches from foot to top of head

~10 inches wide

"The Charismatic Cat is a fabulous make. I had never sewn any stuffed animal prior and Rena's directions are so incredibly detailed step by step she makes it easy to complete. I absolutely will be making more. Thank you for taking the fear out of the process. I truly enjoyed myself "
Jenn Ward
"This is the third pattern I've made a critter from in Rena's amazing collection. Each pattern has easy to follow steps, plenty of photos, and even easy to see notches and markers for matching up parts. You can tell that Rena loves what she does with these patterns and I can't wait to make even more of these delightful creatures!"
Chris Mills
"Purrrfectly Delightful Cat Sewing Pattern! I couldn't be happier with the results! As a visual learner, the photos made the entire process a breeze. The versatility of the pattern has me excited to explore all the different ways I can create these adorable feline friends. From fabric choices to personalized details, the possibilities are endless. You have put a lot of thought into creating a comprehensive and user-friendly guide. It's evident that a lot of care and creativity went into its development, and I'm looking forward to crafting more of these charming cats (and all of your other patterns) in the future. "
Colleen Higgins
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This pattern and tutorial is copyright protected.  It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part.  A full copyright statement is in the tutorial. You may make items from this pattern to sell on a small ‘home crafter’ scale.  I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any items sold.  This is detailed in the tutorial.  I greatly appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work into not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this pattern and tutorial. Learn more here.

19 reviews for Charismatic Cat Pudgy Plushie Soft Toy Sewing Pattern and Tutorial DIGITAL PDF

  1. Melany

    This has to be one of my favorite patterns (though I’m sure I say that everytime I make one of Rustic’s patterns). The pieces fit together perfectly and it is so much fun. Recommend this kitty 100%.

  2. Tracy Pitt

    Rustic horseshoe has made another purrfect pattern, this Pudgy Plushie was so much fun to make. I loved that it had lots of options so you can make it at your sewing level, whether your a beginner or advanced sewer, you are sure to make an amazing toy cat for yourself, a loved one or anyone.

  3. Chris M

    Another absolutely stunning pattern by Rena! These cats have some good options and are easy to understand. Clear labels, easy to follow instructions and amazing photos for every step of the way. I love Rena’s patterns and I can’t wait to make more of these lovely cats!

  4. Teri Wolff

    I was so excited to try this pattern, and it was so much fun to make,,, the directions are amazing as always, there are several different options to make your cat your own… try different materials to!!! I will definitely be making more than one!!

  5. Jilayne Salisbury

    Another wonderful pattern designed by Rustic Horseshoe! I have sewn many of the patterns available, and Rena continues to be consistent with excellent, detailed instructions with photos. I especially love the creation options! Charismatic Cat is a must sew. I am always excited to work with Rustic Horseshoe designs.

  6. Jessica Ingram

    I loved this pattern. Another great pattern By Tena. I had never sculpted before, and the instructions were easy to follow.

  7. Jennifer

    This is a great pattern. And who doesn’t love cats?! I love that you can make the very basic cat and it still looks so professional. If you have never made a plush before this is a great one to start with. Just go slow on the face and you will do amazing!!

  8. Andrea Nikolakis

    The Charismatic Cat pattern really is the cat’s meow! Rustic Horseshoe patterns set the bar on making plushies accessible to anyone with basic sewing knowledge. The directions are clear to understand with pictures to follow along every step of the way. I had the privilege of sewing up the Charismatic Cat pattern during testing and found the intermediate/advanced options a fun addition to the sewing experience. This pattern is a great skill builder and you get an awesome kitty of your own when it’s finished. 10/10 recommend!

  9. Elizabeth Moore

    Another great pattern. It has Playful and realistic features. Like the toe beans. How adorable! This pattern has options to make a fast and easy and simple cat Or detailed to your taste. It’s suitable for many of your fabric choices. Each fabric choice will give your cat it’s own characteristic look. Warning…Cute and cuddly!!

  10. Colleen Higgins

    Embarking on a sewing adventure with the charismatic cat pattern was an absolute delight. Designed with both beginners and seasoned crafters in mind, this pattern offers a seamless experience from start to finish. Clear, concise instructions coupled with abundant visual aids make the process accessible and enjoyable for all skill levels. As a visual learner, I found the accompanying photographs to be invaluable, guiding me through each step with ease.

    Not only is the plushie cat design irresistibly adorable, but the pattern’s versatility allows for endless customization possibilities. Whether you’re drawn to playful tabbies or elegant Siamese, this pattern provides ample room for personalization. With a well-organized materials list and efficient instructions, creating your own whisker-soft companion is both achievable and rewarding. For anyone seeking a charming sewing project that’s as delightful to create as it is to cuddle, the charismatic cat pattern is an absolute must-have in your crafting repertoire.

  11. Paula Blevins

    The Charismatic Cat is such a fun make! Rena has given so many options for personalizing your purrfect friend with precise directions and pictures for every skill level! I’m excited to make another, using some of the other options!

  12. Liaan

    Yet another pattern by Rena that is amazing. Good to follow instructions with plenty of photos. I really like the options you can choose from, the sculpted nose and cheeks turned out to be so wonderful. I’m in love.

  13. Lois Stanley

    This was my second Rustic Horseshoe pattern, and while I took a more simple route with the first plush, I enjoyed the challenge of some of the more intricate options on this one (tented ears, plush toe beans, face sculpting). The many photos and written instruction are clear and easy to follow, making it easy to go into unfamiliar territory with confidence- Rena Dearden is a great leader! I have used patterns for many crafts of all kinds: Rustic Horseshoe patterns have the clearest tutorials I have seen and are all time favorites of mine. The Charismatic Cat is a great addition to any plushie pattern collection. I was honored to be a tester on this one, and I already have two more cats in my head just waiting to be sewn up!

  14. Deborah Wratt

    The Charismatic Cat is a great pattern to add to anyone’s collection. It has many options to choose from which will suit those new to Rustic Horse Shoe designs and those wishing to learn new skills. With fantastic photos and step by step instructions to guide you through the process to make your new kitty full of personality.

  15. Kathy Cuthbertson

    The Charismatic Cat is another winning pattern from Rustic Horseshoe. The website describes Rustic Horseshoe patterns as “deceptively simple” and it is so very true ! Rena’s talent as a designer is incredible. Her attention to detail is unmatched. The pattern has a clear easy tutorial. The pieces are all well marked and fit together perfectly. The picture tutorial is masterfully done to help all of us visual learners through every step of the way. On top of all that, it is loaded with hints and tips for beginners, and honestly even as much as I have sewn I always learn something new. There are so many options to choose from.All are well explained to help you plan out the kitty of your dreams. I really enjoyed watch my little guy come to life. Each one I have seen is adorably unique and so full of personality . The only limit is your imagination .This is a must buy pattern , you will not regret getting. But don’t just leave it in your collection. It is a joy to make!!

  16. Kim Kass

    Another great pattern by Rustic Horseshoe. The Charismatic Cat is so fun to do. I have made 2 and have a 3rd cut out. Rustic Horseshoe patterns are the best easiest patterns I have ever done. Also love that she provides other options in her patterns. If you are looking for a pattrern to make, you definetly won’t go wrong with one of her patterns. You can not stop at just one. I am addicted to her patterns.

  17. Anusha krishnamurthy

    Another awesome pattern . The fine details like toe beans and sculpting the Paws and face give this cat a personality of its own . The best instructions in any pdf patterns with lots of photos and fun facts . The charismatic cat is easy to make and customise to your liking . 🤩😽

  18. lorainekeeney (verified owner)

    Quite simply a wonderful pattern… easy to understand… so adaptable… I have made a few already and each one is so unique in look and personality. I love the soft sew sculpting.. Fabulous!

  19. Elizabeth Roose

    This was my first time making a Rustic Horseshoe pattern. It was easy to follow with lots of pictures. I loved how it turned out and plan to make several more. Rustic Horseshoe is now my go to for stuffed animal patterns.

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