|Our gorgeous son in his dinosaur costume.|
So how did I do this? my instructions are probably not as good as running with scissors, but please go back to their site and go through the detail - my pictures should then make sense. I did my tails in expensive patchwork material - it was soooooo pretty and scale like! and I allowed 30 inches per tail. A much cheaper version would be in basic one colour fabric. I free hand drew the tail shape onto Stampin' Up! packing paper - as you can see used, but never the less it did the job.
I cut these shapes out of stiff felt. I have degeneration in my shoulders, along with arthritis in my hands so I wanted to minimise sewing. I did end up cutting two each for the tails of the Steg and Wuerhosaurus...just to be anatomically correct!
The spikes/armour was placed inside as show below with the spikes facing toward the fold line. These are the pieces after sewing.
And pin the straps inside of the tail (which is inside out) AFTER you have added your Velcro - sorry I didn't photograph the Velcro on the straps.
|You may need to pin the first spike out of sewing ways harm ...|
These are the circular pieces set on each other to make a circle. This is the entry point to stuff the tail and although none of our stuffing came out, you may like to add a clip, spot of Velcro or a button to seal the opening more securely.
|I doubled sewed for strength and appearance more than anything.|
The tails on display, ready for the picking
A very BIG thank you to Running with Scissors for inspiring me to sew Dinosaur Tails for our wonderful son. I hope you have as much fun with these at your party as we did.