Martha's beloved French bulldogs are all dressed up for Halloween. Francesca is disguised as a devious black widow spider in this festive costume.

Updated June 16, 2020
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Amp up your four-legged friend's Halloween style this season with our Spider-Dog Pet Costume. The spider's bulbous body and angular legs are made of felt; once assembled, the costume is sewn onto a doggy-size T-shirt.

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How to do it

Part 1

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Step 1

Photocopy the body, leg, and diamond templates and cut them out. Using the templates as guides, cut two body pieces and 16 leg pieces from the black felt; cut two diamond pieces from the orange felt.

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Step 2

To make each leg, pin two leg pieces together and sew; using the knitting needle, stuff tightly with fill. Sew the body pieces together, leaving a small opening for the fill. Stuff the body, and sew the opening closed.

Step 3

Glue the two diamonds to the top body piece to make an hourglass shape. 

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Step 4

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

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