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Welcome Alison! Thank you for the Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head Costume Tutorial!
My name is Alison. My blogging home is Oopsey Daisy.
I am thrilled to be here! You see, I’ve been riding on the Train to Crazy for quite a while… Because I am the queen of oopsey daisies! I like to sew, modpodge, craft,
decorate, photograph, hammer, paint, teach, and create. Most of all, I love to
create things for the people I love.
Fall is my favorite time of year, and I’ve been itching for Halloween for months! In our house, we only watch one movie: Toy Story. So naturally, this year we are all dressing up as Toy Story characters!
And guess what?
We’re actually re-using the costumes we wore in February! When my Little Man turned two, I threw him a Toy Story birthday party. He dressed like Buzz Lightyear, and we asked all of our guests to dress like Toy Story characters, too!
Mr. Oopsey Daisy and I dressed up like Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head!
I sewed our costumes in 1 afternoon, and they were a piece of cake. Are you ready to learn how to make your own?
Let’s get started!
I did a few measurements on my husband including:
*Distance from shoulder to shoulder
* Waist circumference
*Distance from neck to knee
I purchased 2 1/3 yards of tan felt–that’s 84 inches!
Once I folded it in half lengthwise, I had my Mr. Potato Head! He just needed a little trimming! So I followed the measurements above to cut out an A-line shape.
At the top of the fold, I found the center, and I cut out a 6-inch semi-circle to create the hole for the head.
Next, I cut out Mr. Potato Head’s eyes, nose, mustache, mouth, and ears from felt. (I studied pictures of Mr. Potato Head while I did this.) I pinned these on to the front of Mr. Potato Head.
Next, I sewed the facial features right on to the front. (Be sure to unfold the felt at this point.)
Then I pinned the right sides together. But before sewing the sides together, I folded up the bottom edge by 1/2 inch.
I left the top 13 inches unsewn for the arm holes. Just underneath the arm holes, I sewed in ears on each side.
In the back, I cut a 4-inch slit and sewed on Velcro to close it up. This gives a little breathing room for slipping it on and off.
I think this Mr. Potato Head is pretty handsome!
And here is my Mrs. Potato Head version!
So our family is all set for Halloween, and I can’t wait!
Andrea, this has been so much fun. Thank you for having me! I hope you’ll come stop by Oopsey Daisy and say hello!
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