DIY: Dino-hoodie

I finally have my first nephew and have been just dying to make him a cute little outfit. With Halloween right around the corner, this seemed to be the perfect time to make him a dino-hoodie.

What you will need:

  • Pre-Washed Hoodie
  • Felt
  • Needle and Thread


First of all, let me start with the fact that it is rather hard to find a hoodie for a 4-month-old, which is why my nephew’s is a little big.

Start by creating a diamond shape pattern on a piece of card-stock. Use this pattern to trace and cut out your felt dinosaur spikes. My diamonds were 6 inches long and 3 inches tall. You can choose your own size of spikes to be the best match to the hoodie you are making. I ended up needing 8 diamonds to cover the 12-month-old outfit.

Iron the hoodie so you can create a defined line down the center of the hood and back.  Use this line as a guide to line-up your diamonds, making sure they are centered on the back of the hoodie. Secure them with pins.

Sew  a simple line stitch down the center of the hoodie and spikes to secure the diamond cut-outs. I used a sewing machine because we have one, but you can also do this with a a simple hand stitch.

After all the diamonds are secure, fold them up like a taco and pin the two halves together as equality as possible. You may then sew the two halves together. I used a zig-zag stitch because I thought it looked neat, but again, you can do a simple hand stitch. Once you have finished that, clean up any stray strings and use scissors to even out spikes if you made any mistakes earlier. Now your hoodie is ready to wear!

It’s a little bit big, but this kid will catch up in no time!