It took me an hour & a half to make this costume and I spent $15 to buy the craft foam. All the other stuff I scavenged from around the house.
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Step 1: Tools & Supplies
You can do all the sewing by hand, if you wish, but it will take a looong time to make the costume.
Step 2: Making the Ice Cream Scoops
Step 2 - Sew a red pom-pom “cherry” onto the middle of the fabric.
Step 3 - Turn the fabric over and add a handful of the fiber stuffing
Step 4 - Take two opposite corners and tie them together.
Step 5 - Tie the other two corners together. Now you have your first ice cream scoop.
Repeat the process for to make the other ice cream scoops.
Step 3: Making the Banana
Step 2 - Depending on how long your dog is, you may have to use multiple pieces of craft foam. Place your paper template onto the craft foam and trace it.
Step 3 - You are now going to have to join the pieces of craft foam together. Put your sewing machine on zig-zag stitch and sew a seam. To get the foam through the sewing machine, you will have to roll up the foam that is closest to the machine.
Step 4 - Place the black craft foam under the end piece of the banana, trace & cut.
Step 5 - Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of the craft foam and press into place.
Step 6 - Measure down about 4 inches & make marks to act as a sewing guide.
Step 7 - Use the zig-zag stitch to sew the white foam to the yellow foam. Repeat for the other side of the costume.
Step 4: Putting the Costume Together
Step 2 - Zig-zag stitch the front of the costume together as close to the edge as you can get.
Step 3 - Zig zag stitch the back of the costume together. You don’t have to make a full seam, just make enough to tack the back-end together.
Step 4 - Thread the webbing through the slide lock and sew it closed.
Step 5 - Sew the slide lock with the cord onto the costume, about 12″ below where the white cross-piece is. Take another piece of webbing and repeat for the other side of the costume. You now have a tie to keep the costume from sliding around on your dog.
Step 6 - You're done!!
Things I Would Have Done Better
I wasn't happy with the size of the ice cream scoops. I would have made them 50% larger. I also would have made the "sauce" marks much bigger so they could be seen better.