This is a great costume for a pet—no hats or headbands to cause safety hazards. You can even modify the pattern to make it a little bigger to fit a dog, too!
Step 1: Trace Pattern
Step 2: Cut Felt Pieces
Step 3: Trim
Step 4: Arrange the Felt
Step 5: Glue Fabric
Step 6: Attach Bells
Step 7: Cut Slits
Step 8: Insert Collar
Courtesy of Taste of Home
Cut two green felt pieces and two purple felt pieces following outline of pattern.
Trim shaded areas from pattern and using trimmed
pattern, cut four orange felt pieces.
Lay out all the pieces alternating them as follows: one
orange, one green, one orange, one purple, one orange,
one green, one orange and one purple.
Apply a narrow bead of fabric glue along the shaded
pattern areas of the green and purple pieces. With the top
edges even, place the orange pieces on top of the glue,
overlapping the shaded areas. Let dry.
Glue a 1/2-inch gold bell to each point of the collar.
Cut slits in each section of the collar where shown on
Slide cat’s collar through the slits and place collar on cat.
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