Saturday, September 15, 2012
Is it too early for Halloween fun?
Jon came up with a great Halloween costume idea for our two little Jack Russell dogs . . . Fred and Rainie. He asked me to sew polar fleece wrappers (jackets, with velcro closures) for the dogs.
First, I bought a bag of Tootsie Rolls. Dog Gone if I could remember what a Tootsie Roll wrapper looked like. By the way, I highly recommend eating Tootsie Rolls while sewing.
Here are some photos showing the construction:
I hooped four 12" squares of chocolate colored Kona cotton on the embroidery machine and programmed a suitable font. The rest of the jacket wraps were constructed from chocolate, white, and orange-red polar fleece.
I took this photo while embroidering the 4th chocolate square.
Sewing applique sign onto the body of the wrap.
Detail of sewing on applique
Dog gone--they turned out cute.