Project Fierce Lion Costume

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Turn your cat into a ferocious lion with this costume. With the use of any Baby Lock sewing machine and three simple seams, you will be on your way dressing your pet for Halloween. Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • Pattern (See attached)
  • Gorilla Fur® (Camel) from Shannon Fabrics
  • 1 Felt square (beige)
  • Madeira® Cotona sewing thread to match the fur
  • Fiber fill
  • Hook and Eye fastener
  • Basic sewing supplies

Tools:

  • Baby Lock® BL9 Sewing Machine

Steps:

  1. Using the attached patterns cut out two sections from the fur and four sections for the ears from the felt.

  2. Set up the sewing machine. (Be sure to read the instruction book before you begin to sew.)

    1. Wind a bobbin with the same color thread that will be used for the top thread.

    2. Place the bobbin in the bobbin case. (Refer to the instruction book for winding the bobbin and inserting the bobbin in the bobbin case.)

    3. Thread the machine.

    4. Attach the Zig-Zag foot.

    5. Select the straight stitch.

    6. Set the stitch length to 2.

  3. Sew around the outer edge of the ears. Clip the curves. Turn the ears right side out. Fill the ears with fiber fill. Set aside.

  4. Using a ¼” seam allowance and with right sides together, sew the back outer edge of the fur as indicated on the pattern. Trim as needed.

  5. Gently, loosen the fur in the seam line that might have been caught with the stitches. Ruffle it up with your fingertips. The seam line should not show.

  6. Place the hat on your pet to check for size. If there are any needed size adjustments, make them at this time.

  7. Fold the front of the cap inward and secure with a couple of tack down stitches.

  8. Hand-sew the ears to the top of the head.

  9. Sew a large hook and eye to the front neck area to secure to your cats head. Happy Halloween!

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