I enjoy cultivating my green thumb, and ♥ to spend more time outdoors in my garden!
I have now discovered that I ♥ to sew! I enjoy recreating pretty patterns, so if you know of some great ideas, let me know!
My Nephew’s 4th Birthday was today, so I decided to make him a cool Dino Hoodie! All up it took me 1.5 hours (including the great amount of time it took me to get my sewing machine working!) And not having touched a sewing machine since I was in school - this little project was quick and easy to do!
Materials: Hooded Jacket, Felt, Ruler, Fabric Pencil, Pins, Scissors, Sewing Machine & Thread.
Directions: Draw a line down the middle of the back (your spikes will go here). I measured the size of the jacket (hood 50cm & back 40cm) and found the best sized triangular spikes would be 7cm wide (I alternated with 7cm & 8cm spikes for some extra cool-ness!). Fold your material in half to cut out the triangle spikes (once opened they will be a diamond shape). After cutting them all out, I arranged them into a pattern (using orange & red spikes).
Directions: I pinned the spikes along the seam in the hood (so it was centred) then along the white pencil line down the back of the jacket. And after 15 minutes getting the unused Sewing Machine working, I simply sewed down the middle of the diamond shaped spikes.
Directions: Once the spikes are sewed onto the jacket, fold & pin them together to create your triangular spike. If you want rigid spikes simply use some iron-on backing, or for more dimension put some Dacron padding in between the layers. Then back on the Sewing Machine sew along the edges of the spikes to join them together (make sure you double back on the stitching as it may come undone… it happened to me… so I had to go over again to correct this!!)
I must say the Coolest 4 Year Old’s Present EVER (that I’ve made… so far…)
And I have 3 more nephews, so 3 more cute DIY Designs to come! Keep an eye out for them!