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!


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


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


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.


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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