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Panda Bear Costume

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ITEM # 2779514P127

Panda Bear Costume

ITEM # 2779514P127
Print Description

Crafting Time:
Weekend Project
Skill Level:
Advanced

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Panda Bear Costume and Hat

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • McCall’s pattern #6106 View B
  • 2 yd 60” Black fur (or pattern recommendations) 
  • ½ yd Coordinating white fur
  • See pattern envelope for notions needed
  • ½ yd White knit fabric for hat
  • Basic sew supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Paper and tape

DIRECTIONS:

Tips for cutting and sewing fur:

  • Cut one piece at a time on the WS of fur; be sure to turn pattern pieces over to cut both right and left sides.
  • Use sharp scissors and cut only the backing of the fur.
  • Use a small crochet hook or knitting needle to pull trapped fur out of stitching.
  • For the arm and leg casings as well as the zipper, trim fur off of the seam allowances close to backing.

Costume:

  1. Remove pattern pieces for view B – front, back, and arms. 
  2. For white belly sections, measure down 1” from the top of the side seams and cut pattern pieces straight across to centers of front and back.
  3. Tape a piece of paper onto cut edges and add a ½” seam allowance.
  4. Cut front and back pieces along the printed line that says: “To shorten, fold on this line”. 
  5. Add ½” seam allowances as above.
  6. Cut out arms, legs and upper body pieces from black fur.
  7. Cut belly pieces from white fur.
  8. Sew belly pieces to front and back legs and top.
  9. Follow pattern manufacturer’s instructions to finish costume.

Hat:

  1. Enlarge patterns, ¼” seam allowance included.
  2. Cut white knit fabric 18” high x 20” wide.
  3. Fold in half lengthwise (18”h x 10”w) and cut scallop shapes on both the top and bottom ends. (bottom end will be the lining)
  4. Cut out ears from black fur.
  5. With RST, tuck all the fur into the ear and sew with a ¼” seam sides and curved end.
  6. Clip curves and turn RS out.
  7. Trim fur down to make ear shape.
  8. Pin or baste ears to first and fourth opening in hat scallops.
  9. With RST, sew scallop edges for lining and hat.
  10. With RST, sew hat seam, leaving an opening in the lining end for turning.
  11. Turn RS out, slip stitch opening closed.
  12.  Put lining up inside hat.
  13. Turn up brim as desired.

Panda Fur Treat Bag

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • ½ yd Black fur
  • Long beads for claws
  • 1 1/2yd belting
  • Fabric Fusion glue
  • Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Working on the back side of the fur mark a rectangle 14”x18 with the fur going in the direction from one long edge to the other long edge.  Cut the backing of the fur along the chalk line.  Tip:  Cut only the backing fabric, avoid cutting the fur itself.  After cutting shake the fur pieces outside to avoid the mess in your sewing area.
  2. Fold in half with wrong side out and the short ends together.  Pin and sew the side and one end.   Be sure the end sewn is the bottom of the bag, the direction the fur is facing.  Turn right side out.
  3. Measure the inside circumference at the bag opening, add 1” and cut the belting to that length.  Glue the cut piece on the inside at the open edge, over lapping the ends.  Allow to dry.  This will reinforce the opening. 
  4. Cut the remaining belting into two 14” lengths or length of choice for handles.  Glue the ends on the belting inside the bag.  Allow to dry.
  5. Sew five long beads near the bottom of one side to look like the claws.

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