I recently saw a pint size needle and thread costume making the rounds on pinterest and I just knew I needed to make one! :D

I'm just a bit too wide too fit a lampshade over my hips, so I built the spool out of multiple sheets of cardboard, tape and hot glue. The thread is yarn, and the needle is made from aluminum foil. 

This needle and thread costume would be easy to finish in an afternoon. I think it look me 4-5 hours from start to finish, but yours should go even faster since I already made all the mistakes for you! WOOHOO

(big thanks to audreyobscura for taking the final costume photos and editing them! she's the best! xo)

Step 1: what you'll need:

  • cardboard
  • glue gun + glue sticks
  • masking tape
  • yarn (I used three skeins - get the cheap fat stuff!)
  • aluminum foil
  • rulers / measuring tape
  • box cutter or x-acto knife
  • scissors
  • markers / pencils
  • duct tape 
  • stapler
  • ribbon for straps
I entirely winged this build, but I think I've listed everything I ended up using. :D
Congratulations Jessy for winning the Autodesk Halloween Contest! :D
SO cute! I Love it! :)

About This Instructable


32 favorites


Bio: Part of the Instructables Design Studio, former Contest Manager! I like embroidering, dancing, eating, jrpgs and inexplicably cute animals. // follow me for even more tutorials ... More »
More by jessyratfink: halloween eyeball wreath high altitude brownie recipe How to use a pressure cooker (and choose which one to buy)
Add instructable to: