Project

Spider-Dog Pet Costume

Martha's beloved French bulldogs are all dressed up for Halloween, too. Francesca, disguised as a devious black widow spider, is out to catch the little moth Sharkey in her web!

Spider-Dog Pet Costume

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

The spider's bulbous body and angular legs are made of felt; once assembled, the costume is sewn onto a doggy-size T-shirt.

materials

  • Basic sewing supplies
  • 36-inch square black felt
  • Orange felt
  • Fill
  • Knitting needle
  • Fabric glue
  • Black dog T-shirt

steps

  1. Photocopy body, leg, and diamond templates cut out. Using the templates as guides, cut 2 body pieces and 16 leg pieces from black felt; cut 2 diamond pieces from orange felt. To make each leg, pin 2 leg pieces together and sew; using knitting needle, stuff tightly with fill. Sew body pieces together, leaving a small opening for fill. Stuff body, and sew opening closed. Glue the two diamonds to top body piece to make an hourglass shape.

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  2. Place each leg on body with the open ends sandwiching the body; hand-sew legs to body. Sew body to center of back of T-shirt. Tack along contour of body to stabilize.

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