Spider-Dog Costume

If you’re anything like me, when it comes to Halloween and dressing up, the outfits are not just left to the two-legged kind. Dressing Ch’en up is like a sport. So when I found this adorable little do-it-yourself outfit from Martha Stewart online, I knew Ch’en’s fate was decided!

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This is one of Martha’s Frenchies, Francesca. How perfect is she?!

Items needed:

  • Basic sewing supplies
  • 36-inch square black felt
  • Orange felt
  • Fill
  • Knitting needle
  • Fabric glue
  • Black dog T-shirt

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The spider body is constructed out of felt and then it is attached to a dog-sized T-shirt.

Directions:

1. Cut out body, legs and diamonds. Using the templates as guides, cut 2 body pieces and 16 leg pieces from black felt; cut 2 diamond pieces from orange felt. To make each leg, pin 2 leg pieces together and sew; using knitting needle, stuff tightly with fill. Sew body pieces together, leaving a small opening for fill. Stuff body, and sew opening closed. Glue the two diamonds to top body piece to make an hourglass shape.

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2. Place each leg on body with the open ends sandwiching the body; hand-sew legs to body. Sew body to center of back of T-shirt. Tack along contour of body to stabilize

All photos from: MarthaStewart.com © 2012 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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