Most children are learning their ABC’s and colors at this age. My child? He studies dinosaur species. He’s destined to be a paleontologist when he grows up. Remember how I said that I wasn’t going to make Logan his Halloween costume this year because I just didn’t have the time? Yeah, I totally take that back. He now has a cute store bought dino costume and a way cuter (in my humble opinion) DIY dino hoodie. The awesome thing about this hoodie is that he’ll totally be able to wear it beyond Halloween. He’ll actually probably live in it, because that’s how my dinosaur obsessed child rolls.
I hope you’ve enjoyed 20 Crafty Days of Halloween as much as I have! I’ll be posting a recap of all of the projects on Monday and I’m hosting a costume linky party on the 31st that I hope you’ll join me for (store bought and homemade costumes are all welcome). Without further adieu, I give you Logan’s dinosaur hoodie tutorial. I included the dinosaur spike template that I used for this project. The larger spikes are for adult hoodies (oh yes, I will be making matching hoodies for myself and Mr. See Vanessa Craft) and the smaller spikes work great for toddler sized hoodies.
Felt (I used 2 different colors)
Sewing Machine & Supplies
Step 1: Download the spike template below. The larger spike is for adults and the smaller spike is for children. Trace the template onto felt. Cut the spikes out. You will need approximately 10 spikes for a toddler sized hoodies and 12 spikes for adult sized hoodies.
Step 2: Fold the spikes in half and iron a crease down the center, turning them into triangles.
Step 3: Unfold the spikes and pin and sew them down the center of the hoodie, making sure the crease is also in the center. Start from the top of the hoodie and work your way down.
Step 4: You can sew or use no-sew glue to attach the two triangles together, forming a spike. I’ve done both before and I personally like how the no-sew glue gives the spikes added stiffness. Update: If you use no-sew glue, test out your glue on a piece of felt first. I noticed that some glue adheres to felt better than others. The no-sew fabric glue by Aleene’s worked great for me and didn’t drench the felt.
Step 5: Put on the dinosaur hoodie and tromp around the neighborhood, RAWR’ing at the top of your lungs.
ps: What happened to my 6 pound baby? I woke up one day and he was a little boy.
pps: Don’t forget to check out my no-sew care bear costume tutorial for another easy last minute costume idea!