To make a hedgehog costume, attach strategically cut pieces of fleece to a hoodie using a sewing machine. You need a sewing machine, scissors, a cream or tan-colored hooded sweater, 1 1/2 feet of cream-colored fleece, 1 1/2 feet of brown-colored fleece and 1 1/2 feet of tan-colored fleece.
- Make the ears
Use the cream-colored fleece and scissors, and cut out four half-circles that are 4 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall. Use the tan-colored fleece and scissors to cut out two half-circles that are 3 inches wide and 2 inches tall.
Place the smaller pieces on top of two of the larger pieces so that the flat bottoms of each piece line up. Use a top stitch technique to sew the two pieces together. Pin the leftover larger pieces to the back of the larger pieces that are sewn to the smaller pieces. Sew the two larger pieces together evenly.
Pin the ears to the top of the hood on the hooded sweater, and use a zigzag sewing pattern to sew the front side of the bottom of the ears to the hood. Use the same pattern to sew the back sides of the bottoms of each ear to the hood.
- Make the quills
Cut the brown-colored fleece down to 3 inches in width, the tan-colored fleece to 4 inches, and the cream-colored fleece to 5 inches. Cut slits along the longer edges of each piece of fleece so that the slits are 1 inch apart for the brown-colored fleece, 3/4 inch apart for the tan-colored fleece and 1/2 inch apart for the cream-colored fleece. Cut the tips of the cream-colored fringes so that they resemble spikes.
Attach the quills to the hooded sweater
Lay the brown-colored fleece on the back of the sweater, and lay the tan-colored followed by the cream-colored pieces of fleece on top of it. Pin the pieces down, and sew them to the sweater with a straight stitch directly down the middle.
Sew as many strips as the size of your sweater needs, and put them as close together as possible so that the fringe sticks up. Continue until the back of the sweater and hood are covered.