Sunday, December 27, 2009

Zebra Ribbon Skirt-- DIY-- Zhu Zhu Inspired

The next no sew clothing item for the Zhu Zhu pet is a ribbon skirt! Doesn't Mr. Squiggles look cute?

What you need:

1 1/2 to 2 inch wide WIRED ribbon, 12" long
Pony Tail Rubber Band

What you do:

1. Cut the ribbon to a length of 12 inches. Pull out some of the wire on one side. Then heat seal the ribbon with a lighter to keep it from fraying. Do this on both cut ends.

2. Pull the wire out some more to gather the ribbon. Wrap the wire around the pony tail rubber band. I used a cheapie one, the same size as the tutu tutorial. Tuck in the ends well and cut the excess wire off. Try to keep the pokies to a minimum since it's for a child's toy.

3. Put the pony tail rubber band around your Zhu Zhu Pet. Gather the ribbon more by pulling the wire from the other cut side of the ribbon. Wrap the wire around the pony tail rubber band again as you did in the last step. Cut the wire, minimize pokies.

The "skirt" lays across the back of the toy and the rubber band goes around the body...

What's next on the list? How about a Zhu Zhu sleeping bag that can also be constructed without sewing???

Have you seen my new patterns/tutorials? For your dress up needs, a shoulder wrap/infant pettiskirt, and a few tutu dress designs are available in my Etsy shop. Those will be featured soon as well.

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