Learn how to make a dino tail with this FREE tutorial and pattern. Perfect for boys and girls all year round. Add it to their dress up bin!
This is an easy to follow sewing tutorial. Even beginners can make this!
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DINO TAIL TUTORIAL
tail: (cut 2): 22″ x 11″
waist straps: (cut 4): 12″ x 3″
circle: 7″ in diameter
(*I cut a 7″ square, fold it in fourths, then cut the curve from fold to fold)
spikes (cut 2): 22″ x 3.5″
1. Trim tail strips
Taking your two strips 22″ x 11″, lay them face down. On one end you’ll measure 4.5″ from each side. The two inches left in the middle will be the tip of the tail.
On the other end, you’ll measure 4″ along the sides as a marker. Connect these two markings to create a diagonal for the cone shape of the tail. Cut off the triangular sides and throw them away.
Then you can turn the whole strip of spikes right side out, using a pen lid, knitting needle, etc. to push the tips of the points out. Iron your spike strip nice and flat.
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