Oh yummy grapes! I was hoping to get a good picture of my infant (he’s 5 week old already!) in this grapevine costume, but he had other things on the agenda like… sleeping and eating. I used two recycled t-shirts to make the hat and the base of the grapes.
- Purple and green stretch material
- Purple pom poms
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Glue gun and hot glue (for those who don’t want to sew the pom poms)
Steps to Make the Hat:
Step 1: Cut a square (12 in x 12 in) of stretch fabric, fold in half, then sew along one side. Leave the top and bottom open.
Step 2: With the hat right side out, wrap a hair tie (or other elastic) about one-third of the length from the top.
Step 3: Using scissors, cut about 5 slits in the top portion of the hat. Measurements for this don’t need to be perfect.
Step 4: Fold the top part down to create a leaf-like top.
Steps to Make the Grape Body:
Measure the length of the infant you want fitted from the armpits to the toes. Add a couple inches for allowances. Let’s use 15 inches (including allowance).
- Step 1: Cut a piece of purple stretch fabric in a square (15in x 15in).
- Step 2: Fold in half.
- Step 3: Sew along the side and bottom, leaving only the top open.
- Step 4: Turn right side out and either hand sew or hot glue the pom poms onto the right side of the body.
What costumes are you making this year?
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