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Make your little one into a Dinosaur
This is a fun project to make your little one into a dinosaur. You can easily do this in an hour or so and makes a great gift for Christmas or Birthdays.

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  • Step 1

    Follow the back seem on the hood and rip the seem, keeping the tip of the hood in place as it was overlocked and it made for a neat seem.

  • How to make a hoodie. Dinosaur Children's Jumper - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a ruler or freehand draw with a chalk pencil a line down the back of the hoodie from the centre line on the hood.

  • How to make a hoodie. Dinosaur Children's Jumper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure from the tip of the hood right down the back of the hoodie to get the right length for your spine, stopped where the bottom band begins. Using a black pen draw on your felt the shape of your spine, make it to the desired length. Now cut a second piece of felt to the right length and so you have two sides.

  • How to make a hoodie. Dinosaur Children's Jumper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tack the two pieces together, then with a matching thread, follow your pen lines with a straight stitch, to make your spine. When you are making zig-zag shapes it is worth keeping your needle in the fabric at the change of direction points and so you can swivel it around to the next direction.

  • How to make a hoodie. Dinosaur Children's Jumper - Step 5
    Step 5

    Unpick the tacking and then follow the sewing line with your scissors to get rid of any excess fabric. Cut off the tip of the triangles (making sure you don't cut through the sewing) so that when you push it through, the tips are sharp.

    Pull through the spine to the right side and using a pencil or fat crochet hook (like me) you can push through the triangles so that the tips are as sharp as possible.

  • How to make a hoodie. Dinosaur Children's Jumper - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach your spine to the hoodie by putting the felt against the right side of the hoodie at your cut edge, making sure the triangle spikes face into the hoodie. Follow the edge of your cut middle part of the hoodie and pin into place. Then put the other half of the jumper on top, making sure that any join points are in the same place and keep the bottom of your hoodie in line with each other. Pin or tack into place.

  • How to make a hoodie. Dinosaur Children's Jumper - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a matching thread and a zig-zag stitch along the length of the hoodie, making sure to keep all the layers together. The zig-zag stitch will keep it nice and firmly in place in the hoodie.

  • How to make a hoodie. Dinosaur Children's Jumper - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut all the threads and using pinking shears cut the excess felt from the spine so that it won't dig into your child's back.

  • How to make a hoodie. Dinosaur Children's Jumper - Step 9
    Step 9

    Open up the hoodie and you can see what you have done. If you wanted a thicker spine you could add stuffing before you sew it into place.

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