Sly Cat – Free Embroidery Pattern

Sly Cat - a free embroidery pattern from Shiny Happy World

Click here to download the FREE pattern.

My daughter has been drawing cat faces all over the place.

It’s her new favorite doodle.

She drew one recently in chalk on a slate stone in our yard and I loved the effect. So that’s what I was going for with this simple line drawing.

I stitched it in a pale (chalky) color on a dark background and with a slightly thicker thread than I usually use.

This is a great pattern for beginners. You only need one stitch and there’s nothing too fussy or detailed about it.

It would be cute on a tote bag or T-shirt – or a towel. It also fits perfectly into a 7″ hoop.

What you get

  • full-sized pattern for tracing
  • reversed pattern for using with iron-on transfer tools
  • complete color and stitch guide (such as it is – one stitch and one color)

What you’ll need

  • fabric for stitching
  • favorite pattern transfer tools
  • embroidery needle, thread, and hoop
  • 3-4 hours


Crazy easy. It only uses backstitch and the pattern has a link to the video showing you how to do it.

embroidery 1

Get the pattern here and have fun with it!

Happy stitching!




  1. That is the most adorable kitty I have seen in quite a while! Thank you!

  2. Very very cute and I love the way your handling the “free” patterns also. While we all love free, making a living and eating are necessities in life and I totally agree that if anyone feels inclined to contribute, it’s at their discretion. thanks for making these available to us

  3. Thanks Robin! And thanks for your thoughtful comments about how I’ve decided to handle the “free” patterns. I’ll probably continue to tweak things over the next few months as I fugure out a balance between “free” and “for sale” that works for me AND for all of you. I appreciate your patience – and your support.

  4. What a cool and cute cat. Thank you!

  5. You’re very welcome! And thank YOU!