It has been crazy busy around here but I’m so excited that I was able to get some time to stitch up these Cute Embroidered Black Cat Shoes! I’ve had these on my to-do list for quite a while – they’re perfect for Halloween! Though to be honest, I love them so much I’ll be wearing these all the time.
They are really simple to embroider – perfect for beginners or as a quick project for experts. You could do other color versions as well – I think I’ll need a mint green version too!
Here’s what you’ll need for your own cute shoes!
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- Black Tennis Shoes
- White DMC Embroidery Floss
- Tracing Paper
- Cat Embroidery Pattern
- Pencil, Embroidery Needle
- Optional – Cute Flamingo Magnetic Needle Minder
Trim the pattern to just around the face so it’s easier to trace on your shoes. Place the transfer paper waxy side down on the shoe front, then the face. Trace the design with a regular pencil.
This transfer paper will leave a bit of white residue on the fabric but it’s removable with a damp cloth.
Start towards the front of the shoe and embroider the whiskers on one side, then the nose, then the other whiskers. Use long straight stitches for the whiskers, small back stitches for the lower part of the nose and satin stitches for the nose.
Stitch the eyes by embroidering the curves with small back stitches, then stitch the eyelashes with small straight stitches.
Trace the design on the other shoe, making sure the faces are at the same points on the shoes. Embroider the other shoe. To finish mine, I added a bit of fabric glue to the inside front of the shoe to help hold the stitches on the inside in place. This is optional – I just wanted to have them as secure as possible.
When you’re all finished with the embroidery, clean off any remaining transfer residue with a damp cloth.
Now you have super cute new cat shoes to show off for Halloween – or any day really! Cat shoes are always a good idea. :)
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You are so clever Bev. It must have been a little challenging to get the needle in and out of the toe of the shoe. They are so cute.
I love the cat shoes! I am a 79 year old “cat lady” so I am drawn to anything cat. I will be trying this.
I just noticed that your last name is McCullough; that is my maiden name. I was born in Mole Hill, Wv (now Mountain). They made a Mountain out of a Mole Hill when I was 10 years old.
Those shoes remind me of my Black Cat, Ms. Magic!!! How Clever!!
Super cute! And look like an easy project. Will have to keep an eye out at work for the right pair of shoes to try with this!