Ok so I left off with stuffing the tail. I did indeed go yesterday and get cotton. Thank goodness because it was on sale. Yay!
For the rest of this you will need:
White felt for horns (2 pieces)
Felt pieces in whatever colors or color you want for scales (about 3 pieces or more for older children)
Big boggle eyes (Google eyes)
Fabric glue or hot glue gun
Sewing machine or thread and needle
I finished stuffing the tail then sewn the end. This will make it easier to sew onto the sweat pants. Take your exacto knife or scissors and cut between the two lines you made on the back of the pants.
Like his little blue undies lol. Stick the tail in the hole that you made and pin it. Now sew from the inside to close it up attaching the tail to the pants. Go ahead and have your little one try the pants on and have fun with it lol🙂.
Phoenix was excited that he could wage his tail. He actually whacked his sister in the face with it hahahaha.
Go ahead and put the hoodie on your child and use your chalk and mark where you would like to have the scales, horns, eyes, and optional whiskers. Should look something like this.
Take your felt square and fold in half. You can do this part free handed or with a ruler, I used a ruler. I took my ruler and used my chalk to draw two triangles. Cut out, this will make three sets of triangles. These will be your scales. Make sure the triangles that are attached are even with one another and cut along the bottom through the middle to make two triangles. Make sure to repeat with the rest.
Go ahead and sew together leaving the bottom open again so you can flip it. (Make sure the right sides are together).
After sewing all the scales and flipping them right side out, go ahead and stuff with cotton. When all are stuffed sew along the bottom, just like the tail. I had help with the stuffing🙂.
My boys got in on the cotton fun as well.
Now just like the sweatpants you do the same on the hoodie. Cut with exacto knife or scissors and place the scale in. Pin and sew from the inside of the hoodie. Repeat till you have as many as you want on there.
Yes that’s me trying it on while my husband takes the picture lol. My son was in bed. Here is where the white felt comes in. Go ahead and fold both pieces and draw a horn on each then cut out. Sew and repeat like scales. Cut the top line one each side of hood of the hoodie. Like so.
Go ahead and pin and sew. After you are done grab your google eyes and grab either your fabric glue or hot glue gun. I did the hot glue because it dries faster. Now onto the whiskers!! You can do this two ways you can just cut a little hole and glue the pipe cleaner in there or you can use some extra felt glue the pipe cleaner and gently roll once then glue again roll one more time; trim excess. Stick your glue in each end and stick together; trim excess then glue them in hoodie.
NOTE: I found the whiskers were too long for my liking and trimmed them. It is up to you if you want them short or long🙂.
Now I decided at the last min to add scales to the tail as well after everything was done. I am glad I did because it looks complete🙂. I have a happy Phoenix Dragon😉