4 Awesome DIY Pet Costumes
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Necktie for Dogs
•white cotton fabric
This guide is broken into three facets of the costume to give you an easy walkthrough of each aspect of the costume
1. Measure your dog from one ear to the other over the top of his head and if he has long ears, measure them, too.
2. Cut the brown yarn to the appropriate length- remember that it will be curled into a bun so use at least a foot to be safe.
3. Keep gathering yarn at your measured interval from end to end until i tbegins to look like like a hairy scalp.
4. Use an stiff piece of paper to flatten the yarn and center it to create a hairline.
5. Use a sewing machine to sew across the yarn and card in a straight line.
6. Take the yarn/card out and carefully tear away the card.
7. Place the hair on your dog’s head to determine where the buns should start. Mark it by tying a piece of yarn to the area.
8. Using long pieces of yarn, twist to form a single strip before wrapping it in a circle to create a bun. While forming the bun, use tacky glue throughout the process to set the yarn in place. Repeat the process for the second bun.
9. Put the buns on the marked area and trim away excess yarn.
10. When they are fully trimmed, glue them to the head piece.
11. Glue ribbon along the inside lining of the yarn while leaving enough room to tie it onto your dog’s head.
1. Trace a [pattern onto the fabric that is bigger than your dog and leave extra room for the seam.
2. Use a sewing machine to hem the sides (if you don't own a sewing machine, you can always use fabric glue instead).
3. Use sticker Velcro to attach the dress on your dog.
1. Cut a 1-inch thin strip of felt
2. Decorate the belt if you want it too look fancier with felt marker.
3. Put the belt on your dog to measure where it best attaches.
4. Use the sticker Velcro to attach the belt.