A full body fur tiger suit might look like a challenge to make but even a sewing novice can complete this project. As long as you can operate a pair of scissors and sew a straight line with a sewing machine, you can create a properly fitted tiger suit. Your fur suit might feel a little scratchy when you're wearing it due to the fabric's backing, but the fit of the costume is loose and comfy enough to allow you to wear clothing underneath.
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Things you need
- Fake tiger fur
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- 1-inch wide elastic
Fold a large piece of fake tiger fur in half with the furry sides together and lay it on a flat surface.
Place a pair of your trousers on top of the folded fur and pin them to the fur with straight pins.
Trace around your trousers with a marker, keeping the marker approximately 2 inches away from the edge of your trousers the entire time. When you finish, you will have an outline that is the same shape as your trousers but larger.
Repeat steps one and two with a loose fitting sweatshirt.
Cut out the shirt and pant outlines with scissors. Keep the two layers of fur pinned together while you work.
Sew along the outline of the shirt and trousers with a sewing machine keeping the needle approximately 1/2-inch from the cut edge of the fabric. Stop sewing at the neck and sleeve openings of the shirt and the waist and ankle openings of the trousers so you will be able to wear your finished tiger suit.
Turn the shirt and trousers inside out so the furry side of the fabric is on the outside.
Cut a piece of 1-inch wide elastic approximately 1 inch smaller than your waist measurement.
Sew the elastic to the trousers along the inside edge of the waist opening. This will keep the fur trousers from falling off while you wear them.
Fold the sleeve, neck and ankle openings under by approximately 1/2-inch. Sew along this fold to give your fur suit a finished appearance.
Cut a 2-foot-by-4-inch rectangle from the remaining tiger fur. Fold the rectangle in half with the furry sides together to create a 2-foot-by-2-inch rectangle.
Sew a seam approximately 1/4 inch from the raw edges of the folded fabric to create a tube which will become the tail of your suit.
Sew the tail to the back of your fur trousers to complete your fur tiger suit.
Tips and warnings
- Complete your fur tiger suit with a tiger mask, orange gloves and orange shoes or slippers.
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