Candy corn. You either love it or hate it. But a guinea pig dressed as a candy corn? Now that’s something everyone can agree on!
Skill level: Beginner
Completion Time: 1-2 hours
• 9” x 12” Craft Cut of Kunin Felt Corduroy in White, Orange, Yellow
• 9” X 12” Craft Cut of Kunin Classic Felt in Black
• Hook and Loop Tape
• Basic sewing supplies
1. Measure the length of your guinea pig, along his/her back, from their ears to their bottom. Measure the width of their back, side to side. (Just the back! The costume rests on their little back.)
2. Measure the waist of your guinea pig.
3. Using the back measurements, draw a triangle shape, with rounded corners on a piece of paper.
4. Cut the shape out, pin it to the black felt and cut it out. (Base pieced)
5. Now cut the paper pattern into thirds. Cut the top piece out of white felt, the middle out of orange, and the bottom out of yellow. (Candy pieces)
6. Cut a 1” wide, rectangle of felt, half the length of your piggy’s waist measurement + ½”. Fold it and cut it in half. (Waist piece)
7. Attach hook and loop tape to the ends of the waist pieces & sew on.
8. Sew the waist straps onto the black base piece. One on each side, halfway down. Be sure you sew them on so that the hook and loop tape is on the ends and you can fasten it.
9. Pin the candy pieces onto the black piece and stitch in place.
Tips for Dressing Your Pets for Halloween:
• Just like people, some animals don’t like to be dressed-up. Be respectful of your pet’s comfort levels!
• Try the costume out & let your pet get used to it before you show him/her off to strangers or in party situations.
• Don’t let pets eat candy! I know my guinea pig prefers carrots over candy corn anyway.
Have a safe and fun-filled holiday!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
About Designer Laura Bray
Laura Bray lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their daughter, and a guinea pig named Oreo. She loves to create beautiful and functional projects with felt. To see more of her felt creations, visit her blog at www.laurabraydesigns.com. You can also find her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/laurakbray.