How To Make A Fox Tail – Dressing Up Box

How To Make A Fox Tail – Dressing Up Box

Who doesn’t love a little bushy-tailed creature right? Everyone! I knew it, our little ones seem to love animals and love to play dress up as them. I remember always wanting to be a cat, maybe because they get to sleep all day? Probably! But besides that, I am here to show you how to make a fox tail for your little ones. This method and shape can be adapted to make a number of other animals, just simply change up the colour and you have a new animal. Try black and white for a cat, stripes for a tiger or zebra and why not make in yellow for a lion?

Equipment And Materials

  • Tape Measure
  • Felt Squares/ felt –  Amazon sells variety packs like this one, where each piece before postage works out at 27p or you can buy a variety pack for £5 from HobbyCraft or single A4 sheets for 55p.
  • Cotton Tape – I bought a whole roll for future projects from Amazon. This makes is 13p per metre before postage.
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine – Optional
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Stuffing – Or use an old cushion to save buying one.  You can usually find cushion infills for roughly £1-£3 in local markets and pound shops. Or Amazon has it for £4.90 for 250g.

Method

  • Cut the shape of your tail into the orange felt. Cut 2.
  • Cut 2 scruffy like tail ends in white felt making sure you can overlap the white onto the orange felt.
  • Sew together 1 orange felt tail with the white tail, repeat for the other side.

  • Place together and sew together, you don’t need to turn through the felt as it does not fray.
  • Stuff the tail with filling evenly.

  • Cut a length of cotton tape enough to tie around the waist and fold in half.

  • Place the fold in the centre of the top of the tail and pin into place.

  • Sew the cotton tape across the top of the tail.

 

I would love to hear what exciting animal tails you have created and how your little ones liked them. Comment below and let me know how you got on.

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