Put some real sparkle into playtime by making cute cat costumes for kids. Here’s how to make a cat tail and here’s a cat mask template free!
Ever wondered how to make a cat tail? Yep we know it’s the costume every wants to make this Halloween. Make a cat mask and flying superhero mask and cape in Mollie Makes 60 (available on the Mollie Makes app). Whip up the cat tail following the method below, then complete the look following the cat mask instructions in the magazine. It’s incredibly easy to whip up too, making a great last minute stocking filler. Try adding tiger stripes or use different coloured fabric to customise your tail. If you decide to use felt for this project do bear in mind that felt doesn’t wash as well as fabric.
The templates should fit two-to-ten-year-olds, but you may need to scale up or down to fit. If in doubt, take a quick copy and mock up the mask in paper first, cutting out the eyes for size.
You will need
• Sewing pins
• 2 pieces of soft black fabric, 44 x 30cm (We used brushed cotton moleskin but felt also works well.)
• Cat tail and cat mask template
• Tailor’s chalk or pencil
• Sewing machine
• Matching sewing threads
• 60cm length of 2.5cm wide elastic
• 2 x Velcro squares 2cm
• Soft toy stuffing
• Fabric scraps or ribbon for the bow
• Jingle bell
How to make a cat tail
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Complete the look and make the cat mask. Download your free cat mask template. For the full instructions turn to page 45 of Mollie Makes 60 available via our app.
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Project by Kirsty Hartley
Kirsty’s children’s brand, Wild Things, creates out-of-the-ordinary, everyday clothes that put imagination back into childhood. Her first sewing book, Wild Things Funky Little Clothes to Sew, is available now.