This upcoming weekend is jam packed with fun. Among other activities there are three birthdays this weekend. One of which is my daughters second birthday, the other two are friends of my kids who have birthdays. So I basically decided to take the easy way out and make all three children the same birthday gift. I made them each a dino hoodie. These things are so cute and take less than an hour to make.
Here is what I used:
- one solid coloured hooded sweatshirt . You can get them from either Giant Tiger or Wal-Mart for $8
- up to two sheets of craft felt (the smaller the hoodie the less you need)
- iron on interfacing (I imagine sew on interfacing would work even better, but I did not have that on hand)
- sewing machine
- straight pins
First things first, take your sheet of craft felt and cut it in half lengthwise. Now fold one half in half again, still lengthwise. You may want to pin it so that it stays folded.
|cut felt in half lengthwise|
Using a pen or a felt tipped marker trace your template as many times as you can onto your folded felt with the base of the spike at the fold. Repeat on as many felt halves as needed (I found that hoodies sized from 2-4T used only one sheet of felt - both halves-, and anything over that used more)
|tracing the template onto the felt|
Now we pin our spikes to the hood and down the back. I do recommend unzipping and opening the sweater from this point on or you *might* pin and sew through both the front and back by accident..... If you think you will need help lining everything up straight just grab a piece of chalk and a ruler and draw a line down the back to help you out. Place your spikes with ends touching but not overlapping.
|ends touching but not overlapping|
|stitched down the center|
|adjusting the felt template for interfacing|
|interfacing ironed down|
|spikes sewn shut|
|pocket detail for the front|
|adding fabric paint|
|lil felt bow on safety pin|
Taa-daa!! My daughter loves this sweater. Yes, I gave it to her before her birthday, but it was too cute not to.
|Audrey loving her sweater|
|Just wanna squish her!|
|back of the sweater|
|All three sweaters I made up for this weekend.|