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Foxy hooded jacket

You know this part of cast away… 10639493 Where Tom hanks in all his shirtless glory is feeling like he invented the wheel because he had made fire.

 

That is me with this post.

 

I have created a coat. hooded foxy jacket

It’s kind of been on my sewing bucket list. Let me tell you how I sew:


I lay out stuff and mimic them. I sketch on napkins and I chew on my bottom lip while I’m trying to figure it out. 
pattern making It’s super “professional” i.e. you aren’t allowed to look inside of my projects….(I don’t have a serger. Husband keeps thinking I need to buy one…but it intimidates me) So a coat just seems like super time consuming project.

and I’m lazy. But I’ve been wanting to make one…and since Halloween is coming up…and it’s pretty pointless to buy a costume because here in Idaho it just gets covered up with a jacket…. 12079570_992761234107532_6222419884271435694_n So I thought a jacket that doubles as a costume would be a hit–plus it’s not too themey that you can wear it all year long! Supplies were 1 1/2 yard fabric (inside was soft sweatshirt material) and outside was a herringbone that I bought oh about 5 years ago. (hoarder alert!) I used buttons…some iron on heat transfer from Expressions Vinyl and yarn for the tail (which is removable!) supplies basics….(don’t you worry. this tutorial isn’t really tutorial since I Like to wing it…..You could try THIS pattern if you need more step by step.) how to sew a coat attached the sleeves at the shoulders to the back/front . how to sew a coat jacket Then I skip a bunch of steps like hems and buttons and pockets and sleeves and hood…and took this picture of how to do the ears….I added iron on vinyl to the top…. fox ears how to Then I thought it would be fun to add my own fox pattern on the inside of the jackets. Just found a fox silhouette I like and cut them out. fox vinyl

and then used an iron to press them on…

THIS is the Exact color vinyl I used inside little custom created design

and added onto the pockets as well!

fox pockets

Then made a tail~I found THIS tutorial It’s pretty much the coolest thing ever!  easy animal tail made with yarn! It’s a braid of yarn–and then you make these tassels and brush them out with a dog hair brush to make them all poofy.  how to make a fox tail Then tie them on the braid! tie on braided yarn

Then I tied the braid to an alligator clip and hot glued one more tassel on top.  clip on animal tail

 

Add some fun little girl fox makeup… little girl fox makeup

kameron and you have yourself a fun little fox costume!  button holes (I know she looks all serious…but her fox makeup when she smiled was so funny looking!) fun animal diy jacket I love that you can take any jacket and turn it into any fun animals…a lion…a bear (cute pom poms for ears!) This coat was originally going to be a cat…then she changed her mind. cause she’s 7. fox outfit cute easy jacket with hood this is her being a fox…. fox kids costume

 

 

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.