Sonic the Hedgehog Cat Pillow (for a cat named Sonic)

What do you do when you have random amounts of gaming fabric around the house? Make things for your cats!


A friend of mine sent me some Sonic the Hedgehog fabric from her local craft store. I originally wanted to make some face masks with them but never got around to buying elastic this entire pandemic, so why start now?


Anyway, I have a bunch of stuffing from a previous cat toy project, so I figured I could Frankenstein some fabric together into a cat pillow. I've got three cats and my oldest, a senior boy, is named Sonic. So I set out with a goal in mind to make this pillow for Sonic.

Sonic the Hedgehog fabric
Two Sonic the Hedgehog fabrics

I know the absolute basics when it comes to sewing. If you can sew anything like a simple coin pouch or a cloth napkin, you can make a cat pillow. The best part about this kind of sewing is all the yucky parts end up being hidden inside, so no one will know how bad you really are at sewing! (Note: This blog isn't a tutorial - it was more of just documenting a little pandemic project I did one weekend. There are plenty of videos on YouTube if you want to learn something simple like this, though!)

Sonic the Hedgehog fabrics sewed together before making pillow shape
Sonic the Hedgehog fabrics sewed together before making the pillow shape

The fabric I had at home was skinny in length, so I had to cut and double them up for each side to be large enough for a cat pillow.

Sonic the hedgehog homemade pillow
Stuffing the pillow!

I'm amazed at how far stuffing goes. I thought I'd use most of the bag I had lying around and barely did!



After it was stuffed, I sewed the last part shut and the pillow was ready for testing!




Senior cat Sonic enjoys napping with his Sonic the Hedgehog pillow!
Senior cat Sonic enjoys napping with his Sonic the Hedgehog pillow!

I'm so happy that Sonic enjoys this little pillow! It was a spur of the moment project I did one weekend evening. I'm glad I did it because I realized how you can still get plenty of use out of scraps or fabric that seems to small for certain things.