October 11, 2013

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How to make a Hood & Hair like a minion for 18" dolls

No minion costume would be complete without the hair! This week's tutorial will show you how to make an easy hood and add some yarn hair. Let's get started!

You'll need yellow stretchy fabric, some black yarn, and a pencil, paper and ruler.

To get the hood shaped just right, I'll walk you through how to draft a simple pattern. It's not rocket science -- if you can use an eraser, you can do this!

Then, all you have to do is add seam allowance to all the sides of your new pattern, and cut it out.

Let's get sewing!

Sew the two hood pieces together along the long, curved edge (this will become the back of the hood). Then, turn under a 1/4" hem along the face edge, as shown. Stitch down to finish.

To hem the lower edge, fold in each short edge first (#1), then fold up the long edge (#2). Sew along the lower edge of the hood to secure. The folding just might be the slipperiest part of the whole project -- so take your time. :D

Next, sew on a couple tiny pieces of velcro at the bottom corners to hold the hood closed. 

It's hair time! From the right side of the hood, mark where you'd like the hair to go, then add yarn. I used a double strand of black yarn -- but you could use chenille sticks for hair with more volume and body :D

Once you have the hair how you like it, stitch it in position (if you used chenille sticks, you'll probably want to handsew them to avoid damaging your machine). 

Congratulations! Now your little minion has a fun new 'do!

Thanks for joining us! 

Are you a super Minion fan? Looking for the other posts in this Lil' Yellow Costume Series? Find those posts here:


5 Comments

Jess
Jess

October 09, 2015

You have made my Halloween season! My daughter is going as Scarlet Overkill and we needed a Minion to bring along, now her AG doll can dress up too!!! Thank you!!

Maryann
Maryann

October 09, 2015

Just what I need….sweet, love it……….Annievee,, use the prevs/next in upper right corner.

AnnieVee
AnnieVee

October 02, 2015

Is there a part 1?

Carrie
Carrie

October 02, 2015

Thank you I have granddaughters that will love this.

Taylor
Taylor

April 28, 2014

I am making this minion costume for my American girl doll for Halloween

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