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!
The overjoyed and excited reaction I got from my nephew when he received his Dino Hoodie, made me so happy and chuffed I of course then had to make Animal Hoodies for his 2 younger brothers.
Making these hoodies is soo easy! I haven’t done much sewing since I was in school, yet I think they turned out pretty good! After I hunted down the right size and colour hoodies, organised my felt and sewing needs - each hoodie took 45 - 60 minutes! Not Bad for a hand made gift!
DIY SHARK HOODIE
MATERIALS: Hoodie, Felt, Pins, Pencil, Measuring Tape, Scissors, Sewing Machine.
1. TEETH: The shark teeth were going to be triangles of 3cm wide and high. Fold a strip of white felt and pin it together. With the fold at the bottom start your triangles 1cm away from the fold, so when you cut out your teeth they will still be joined together at the fold.
2. TEETH: Once you cut enough teeth to go around the inside of the hood (I had two strips of felt teeth) sew them together - this makes the teeth more rigid and noticeable when sewn in the hood. Now remember I said to leave 1cm along the bottom near the fold? This is what I pinned to the inside of the hood - it gave me enough room to sew the teeth onto the fabric and still have as much of those pointy teeth sticking out.
3. FIN: I almost forgot to do this! I made a paper template of what sized fin I wanted to be sewn between the shoulders on the back of the hoodie. Then folding a piece of black felt in half I pinned the template onto the felt and cut around it. Using the same method I did to sew on the Dino Hoodie spikes - Sew down the middle of the unfolded shape so its attached to the hoodie, fold them together again and sew them shut! Thus creating a sticky-outy fin!
4. SHARK HOODIE! (I sewed some black eyes on the hood too!) When my 2 year old nephew put on his new hoodie, he was all excited! He couldn’t work out the right sound a shark would make - In the end it was a shark that could roar (like a lion & dinosaur!) It looked ever so cute when the floppy hood went right over his face! All you could see was teeth!
DIY LION HOODIE