DIY Dinosaur Jackets

Are you ready to hear about my first ever sewing project???
If you’re thinking “hold the phone, didn’t you already share a couple of sewing projects??” then you are absolutely correct! But this is the elusive FIRST project that I made back in March but never got the chance to share!
These DIY dinosaur jackets are definitely cheaper to make than purchase, and your little ones will love to wear them!

For this project you will need a plain hooded sweat jacket and some felt.
Using cardstock, cut out two equilateral triangles in 2 different sizes.
Take your felt and fold it over so that it is slightly larger than the cardstock template you just created.
Place the base of the triangle on the fold and trace the triangle onto the felt using a disappearing ink pen.
Cut the triangles keeping the base in tact. You now have a bunch of felt diamonds!

Lay out the triangles, in alternating sizes, along the middle of the back of the jacket. The hood will more than likely have a seam down the middle, so follow that seam then continue on down the back of the jacket.
Stitch up the center of the diamonds. I attached each diamond individually rather than having extra stitch marks show between the diamonds by stitching straight up the jacket.

Fold the diamond together to create a triangular spike and stitch the two triangles together.
Being my first project, my stitches weren’t always uniform with the edge of the felt. I simply used a pair of scissors to trim the felt so that my sewing looked better. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If your littles are like mine, they will love their dinosaur jackets!! They’ve been looking forward all summer for fall weather to hit so they could wear them. 
Everywhere we go they get compliments on these jackets!
And, I’m still not sure if this is good or bad, I very rarely get asked if I made them.
Does that mean they look store bought?? Not bad for my first sewing project!

And, of course, the best thing about wearing a dinosaur jacket is getting to practice your ROAR!

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  1. says

    you are not going to believe this, but I just sat down at the computer to look up how to make a dino sweatshirt!!! I looked at my bloglovin feed instead and saw this!!! WHAT??? awesome! I love it… pinning!! and going do the same thing on a hoodie that I’m sewing up for my little one :o) Emily@nap-timecreations

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