What you’ll need:
- Measuring Tape
- Wire Cutters
- Sewing Machine (or needle if you’re ambitious and want to do it by hand)
- Black Felt
- Coat Hanger
- Black Thread
Using my sewing machine, I stitched two of the wings together all along the top about 1/4″ in from the edge, and then another stitch about 1/4″ below that curved line. Then I stitched 1/4″ in from the edge all along the edge of the rest of the wing, making sure to leave a space open where the wire will go in between the two upper stitches. Repeat with the other wing.
After both wings were stitched, I took scissors and cleaned up along the edges and make they all look neat and clean.
Next, I took an old coat hanger and straightened it out using pliers. I made a curve in the middle to match the curve on the width of Whiskey’s back, where the wings would go. Then I placed one of the finished felt wings down and curved one of the sides of the hanger to match the curve in the fabric. I repeated with the other side. Using wire cutters, I snipped off any excess coat hanger.
To make the belly band to go around Whiskey’s back, I measured around his chest, adding 1 inch for overlap. Then I sewed velcro tabs on to make it easy to take it on and off.
This is how the band looks on his chest when put on. Next, I measure along the front of his chest, from the edge where the band is on one side, to where is was on the other side.
I added an inch on one side to sew it into the existing band, and then an inch on the other side for the velcro tab tucked in under the existing band. So it was the front of his chest + 2 inches.
To add the wings, I put the straps on him and then doubled checked where I wanted to place the wings on the band, and marked it.