Modern cat beds and cat furniture

Washington, United States · 2465 Sales


Modern cat beds and cat furniture

Washington, United States 2465 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   We designed the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®
Maker of modern cat beds, modern cat furniture, cat cocoons, cat pods, and cat nests. @TheCatBall on Instagram

Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

We designed the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®
Maker of modern cat beds, modern cat furniture, cat cocoons, cat pods, and cat nests. @TheCatBall on Instagram

Jennifer Schmidt

Contact shop owner

Jennifer Schmidt

Red Bandanna Cat Canoe an OOAK Bed for Cats
The Clown Cat Ball a Funny Cat Bed
View all 70 items


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

jriedesel on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My little black cat likes any kind of hidey hole. Her favorite is my knitting bag - not good. The minute I set the Cat Ball down, she ran right in and curled up. Since she is black and so is the lining of the ball a picture wouldn't show much, but she loves it and so do I!


keltickarma on May 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bed is very well made This should provide a wonderful napping place for my cat for years to come.

View all 958 reviews


Don't tell him that it's pink! The way cats see color, it doesn't matter anyway. Besides, I think the fabric is great with his fur and his eyes.

Tagged in this photo

We always say about the Cat Ball® cat bed, "your cat will figure it out," and they usually do. But sometimes they goof around for awhile first, such as the example here. laughing

Tagged in this photo

Retro is demonstrating the leopard fabric Cat Canoe®. For reference, this cat weighs 15 pounds (6.8 kg) and we know that larger cats will use this flexible cat bed.

Tagged in this photo

View all 43 updates


Designed for Cats, Styled for People

When working in costume design you get asked to make some peculiar things, for example, a giant ball costume that a person could get inside. My client asked me for three of these giant balls, and I had to figure out how to make them!

I made a small ball prototype before making the human sized costumes. Shortly after this I got kittens, and then had the eureka moment to turn this prototype into a cat bed. The kittens absolutely loved it, and I had created an original cat bed, which I called the Cat Ball® cat bed.

My Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® cat bed are made with a thick, high density foam that maintains the unique shape of the beds while also allowing your kitty to curl up in any position. They can even smash the Cat Ball® and sleep on top of it, and you can press the bed back into shape. The shape and properties are entirely from the pattern I created and the materials I use: there is no internal wire or framework.

The Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® are made in a wide variety of fabrics, fully lined, and the seams are finished with coordinating bias tape for a sharp, tailored look. These cat beds are fully washable, warm, cozy, and cats will also use them as a play space. Currently most of the fabrics we use are 100% cotton quilting prints.

The Cat Ball cat bed and the Cat Canoe are labor intensive to make, requiring specialty materials and equipment. Our business has grown and to keep up with demand, we now have help cutting and sewing our products. I continue to work at The Cat Ball World Headquarters, where I design new products, make samples and prototypes, and occasionally do custom work. I have four industrial sewing machines, an army of cutting tools, many pounds of thread, and a large, cork covered pattern making table.
Everything I do is loud, messy and for the love of cats.

Sign up for our email newsletter here, because we have great cat photos:

The Cat Ball® cat bed - Your cat will figure it out.®

The Cat Ball®, Cat Canoe®, and Cat Ball® logo are registered trademarks.

Instagram: @thecatball

Shop members
  • Retro


    Retro is a good-natured guy, but nobody really understands him. His hobbies are naps, string, and rodents. Retro is half Angora, half Siamese. His color is called "lynx point".

  • Tink


    Tink is new to the crew, and is still learning how to be a Siamese Supermodel. She loves the laser pointer more than anything else, but has also demonstrated superb lap-sitting skills. Tink wears a very cute pair of puffy pants.

  • Twix


    Twix has this incredible long, strong powerful tail that can drag your coffee cup right off of the table. He can be found sitting wherever he wants, and he really doesn't like to be photographed.

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Designer, Pattern Maker

    I am a designer and pattern maker, and have the ability to create the designs that I dream up.

  • Outside Manufacturer


    This is a full service cut and sew shop.


Find TheCatBall at the following upcoming markets!

  • Cat Con LA

    The REEF L.A., 1933 S Broadway

    Los Angeles, CA

    Jun 25–26

    It’s like Comic-Con…but for cat people. CatConLA 2016 will take place on June 25th & 26th 2016, celebrating groundbreaking products and ideas in art and design, pop culture, and attitude… for cat people. Part expo, part symposium, CatConLA showcases some of the world’s top cat-centric merchandise including furniture, art, toys and clothing for those of us who possess a great love of the feline, as well as conversations with some of the top cat experts in the world. Over 12,000 people visited the first CatCon in 2015 during the weekend. At the end of the event, we donated over $33,000 to FixNation and Lil BUB’s Big Fund at the ASPCA.

  • Paddywack 2016 Pet Festival

    Paddywack, 15415 Main St

    Mill Creek, WA

    Aug 27

    Come one, come all to the second annual Summer Pet Festival, hosted by Paddywack at Mill Creek Town Center! We'll have dozens of booths featuring local rescues and nonprofits, food and treat vendors (with lots of free samples and goodies, too!), service providers, special sales, and more! Be sure to make time for The Reptile Man, hosted by our friends and next door neighbors at the UW University Bookstore - Mill Creek Branch, and don't miss pet photography on site by the amazingly talented Julie Austin Photography, four time winner for King 5's Best of Western Washington Pet Photographer!

Shop policies