Long ago when I dabbled in "sewing" projects, I used to staple fabric together and call it a day. True story. So despite the shoddy workmanship (you'll notice if you look closely, but I'm hoping you'll find my efforts endearing), this is pretty good for me. I hope to inspire, har har.
Click here for original tutorial from DIYing to be Domestic.
I recommend going to a Marshalls/Ross/thrift store, or even H &M for a decently priced, comfortable hoodie you can play around with.
You're going to need two colors--one contrasting color for your spikes and white felt for your teeth. I used 4 sheets of felt for my spikes and 1 sheet for my teeth.
2 large black buttons
Needle & thread
|Fold your felt piece, hotdog style. Draw a triangle along the crease|
and cut it out.
|Unfold. You've created the shape of a diamond! |
Don't worry, it will all make sense in a minute.
|Fold it back into a triangle |
and use it as a template for the rest of your spikes.
|You don't have to do this, but I like consistency.|
|Cut out desired amount of spikes (I made 11 for a large hoodie). |
Line the pieces along the center line of the back of your hoodie.
You can pin them down if you'd like. Sew down the center line.
|By the way, this is probably 10x easier and faster|
if you used a sewing machine instead of doing it by hand.
|Sew up your diamonds into triangles.|
|Repeat the same process for the amount of teeth you desire. Adjust size|
accordingly. Straight stitch the middle of diamonds along the edge of
your hood, then stitch together into triangles.
|Now you're ready to trick or treat-- |
or wear this around casually like the cool kid you are
and of course, hum the Jurassic Park theme song.