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Topic: Dino spiked hoodie. Tutorial included! *Works now!*  (Read 55349 times)
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« on: December 12, 2004 02:04:29 PM »

Its hard to take a picture of yourself wearing that.. but I tried:


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Tutorial: *Sorry the link stopped working!! If you want to see the pictures more clearly, right click>properties, and then copy and paste the URL in a new window

Materials
-Hoodie or sweatshirt [duh]
-Sewing machine or needle and thread
-Straight pins
-Scissor
-Felt or other material
If your buying sheets of felt, always get more than you think you need. Its always better to have extra incase you mess up, or underestimated.
*I used a sewing machine for this. You could hand sew it I suppose, but it will take way longer.
First thing you need to do it map out what you want the spikes to look like. I used 3 different sizes, and 5 spikes total.

If you want to do it like I did, I cut out 4 of the first and 2nd spikes, and then 2 of the 3rd one. Make sure to pin the pattern to your fabric when cutting it out.
Make SURE you make the spikes a big bigger than you want them to be for the seem allowance.

The next thing you want to do is sew your spikes together. Its important that if your fabric has 2 sides, to put the two sides you want to be on the outside faced together when you sew them, so when you turn it right out side again it will work properlly.
The squareish part underneath the triangle is where you put it into the seem of the hood. When you get to stuffing, do NOT stuff it past that "line".
If the diagram below is your spike, then the dotted lines are where your sewing.

Asemble all of your spikes up to that point before you go any farther.
They should look something like this:


The next thing you need to do it turn them right side out, so that they can be stuffed.
Ideally, you should use cotton stuffing for this, but plain old medical cotton balls work as well. Just make sure you pull them apart so it doesn't look all lumpy. Try not to overstuff the spikes either.
Once you have them stuffed, it time to sew up the bottom. Sew it right where the stuffing ends, not at the very bottom edge. Like so:

Here comes the fun part.
Take either your scissor, or a seem ripper if you have one and open the seem that runs through the hood.
I forgot to take a picture beforehand, but once its open, and layed out, heres what it will look like:

Start with the smallest size, and put it almost right at the bottom [sorta above the tag]. Make sure you put it where
when you sew it, only the stuffed part will be seen.
Don't put them RIGHT next to each other, make a little space before putting the next oneon.
Once you pin all them in place, it should look like this:

I didn't do this, but it would be wise to put another pin near the end where there are no spikes, just so its easier when your sewing.
Now your finally ready it sew it back on!!
This should probally be done with a seger, but if you don't have one, or are lazy like I was, you can just was easily use a regular sewing machine. Use a strudier stich than just a single if possiable.
Be very aware of where you put your straight pins! You have to take them out before you get to sewing that part! Its hell on your machine if you go over pins.
And TADA! Thats it. If the spikes look messed up, you can always rip them out and try it again.
Here is how your final product should look:


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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2004 02:08:11 PM »

CUTE!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2004 03:27:20 PM »

BAHAHAHA what a good idea!!!!!! i love it! Dinosaurs are TOTALLY the new ninjas. And Zombies are the new pirates. and purple is the new black... i could go on.....
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2004 04:36:07 PM »

I made one too! Here is me being a dinosaur in a hotel in Indianapolis.

I semi good picture of it.


I did mine in a completely different way. I guess it shows because the spikes are tilting.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2004 11:49:16 AM »

Yes!  I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2004 05:20:29 PM »

that is absolutely adorable...i want to make one! it would be cute to do an embroidery of a little dinosaur on the front...what did u put on the front?
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2004 09:15:03 PM »

Ooh, that's adorable! I love that, and I don't even usually like hoodies much. A combination of their popularity (for a while, anyhow..) and the fact that I have long hair and don't like how hoods make my hair get in my eyes. I might make this for my brother though!
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2004 04:25:15 AM »

this is totally awesome though I'd do mine in the form of a hooded scarf... spiffy Cool Cool
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2004 06:52:43 PM »

I made one yesterday.

It took me two hours.

I can't take a picture while wearing it so here are two pictures put together: 
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2004 07:44:59 PM »

I want to make one, but I don't have a plain enough sweatshirt to cut up.
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