Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

I’m going to say up front that this project is not for everyone.  If you’re easily offended, you might go ahead and just click close on this page.

But…  (no pun intended)

If you have kind of a warped sense of humor like I do, and you have cats, then you just may appreciate the free pattern I’m throwing at you today.

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

Cat Butt Christmas Ornaments!!

They’re so wrong, and yet so right…

Us cat ladies know that our kitties show us their loooove when they show us their kitty butts.  I think they must be very proud of them and they want to show us how lovely they are.

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

I do have traditional Christmas decorations in my house, I promise.  And Christmas really is a deeply meaningful holiday for me.  But the idea of a whole bunch of felt cat butts all over a tree just cracked me up.  And if something is funny to me, that usually means I have to find a way to make it.

They’re actually very simple to make.  I knew right away that I wanted to use pink fabric yoyos for the cat butt.  The gathered up fabric is soooo perfect for that, amiright?  And now I will never ever look at a pink fabric yoyo the same way.  Cat sphincters!  They’re all cat sphincters!

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

Butt… (pun intended this time)

If you don’t have pink fabric yoyos, you can also just use a circle of felt and stitch an asterisk across it.  But really, pink yoyos are just so awesome.

So download my pattern and follow the steps below to make your very own cat butt Christmas ornaments.

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN


  • Felt in cat color of your choice. For me, that’s always black because of my 5 black cats.
  • Freezer paper
  • Cat butt ornament template
  • 1” pink fabric yoyo or felt circle. Fabric yoyos are an ongoing scrapbusting project for me and I keep a bag of them in my sewing room. Here is a tutorial showing how to make one using the Clover yoyo maker. I used the 30mm size yoyo maker (the green one) for this project. And here is a tutorial showing how to make one without the special yoyo maker.
  • Needle and thread
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Pipe cleaner cut to 5”. It won’t show so color doesn’t matter.
  • Small amount of polyester stuffing

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

Print or trace the pattern on to the freezer paper.  Iron it to the back of the felt and cut it out.  Remove the freezer paper from the cut out shapes.

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

Center a pink fabric yoyo or felt circle behind the cut out circle on the ornament front.  Stitch in place.  Or, if you

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERNUse Tacky Glue to sandwich a bent pipe cleaner between the two ornament pieces in the tail section.  Glue ONLY in the tail section.

Sew around the cat shape – by hand or by machine, your choice – leaving a hole on one of the sides so you can stuff it.

Stuff the cat’s body through the hole and then sew it up.

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

You can use the cat’s curled tail to hang the ornament on the tree.

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

Cat butt Christmas ornament FREE PATTERN

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  • Becky PS says:

    I love you and your twisted sense of humor! Perfect gift for my crazy cat lady neighbor!

  • Sharon C. says:

    I just happened upon this pattern and couldn't stop giggling. I love it. I also have a black cat and this pattern will be perfect for my cat lover friends and me. I can't wait to see their faces when I give them this as a present/ornament for their Christmas tree. Thank you!!

  • Can Higson says:

    Hi. I've tried to download the butt template, but it's file format .ai, and can't be saved or printed. The valentine's one is fine though. Help please!
    Thank you

    • Orange Bettie says:

      Oh no! I linked up the wrong file!! I've updated the posts to link to the actual PDF. Thank you for letting me know so I could fix it! --Anne

  • Caroline Higson says:

    Hi. Can we make these in small quantities for animal rescues or friends and family please? Happy for full credit of pattern on the tags if you require? ? Thank you x

    • Orange Bettie says:

      Yes! That would make me proud! Thanks for asking!! --Anne

  • Deb N. says:

    I loved the cat butt...i have 3 cats.

  • Staci Lee says:

    I'm dying (of laughter) - this is the funniest thing I've seen in a very long time! I get so happy discovering people with a similar sense of humor. 😀

  • Carol White says:

    You are the best at kitty butt craziness!!! My 12 kats will be immortalized on the tree this year!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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