I need supplies for entry-level leatherworking. Difficulty : cat toys.
August 17, 2013 1:03 PM Subscribe
I want to learn how to make cat toys for Captain Tightpants
. I've got the design, I know exactly what I want to make... but I lack supplies and some knowledge.
posted by radiopaste to pets & animals (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Our cat is a beast who has run through what I expected was a year's worth of cat toys in a couple of months. Dismembered, disemboweled stuffed mice are collected on a regular basis and every time he's sad to see his most recent favorite disappear. These things need to be made of sturdier stuff! Leather seems like the best answer.
I assume I'll want a non-chemically-tanned leather (something vegetable-tanned, maybe?) to avoid potentially harmful effects as a result of him licking and biting it. What else? A big needle? What do you use for thread? Rawhide? Will normal house scissors be sufficient to cut the bits?
Basically I know exactly what I want to make. Thus ends my knowledge of how to make a leather cat toy. What do I need?