How to sew a Zuma (Paw Patrol) dog costume. My son is trick-or-treating as Ryder so I wanted to create the dog a matching costume! Make sure to check out all of my Paw Patrol costumes!
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- Dog Coat Pattern: This fits my medium size dog. He’s a cocker spaniel. Not sure up to what sizes this pattern would fit, but you can print it and try the paper version on the dog. That’s what I did. Get the pattern FREE by signing up for my newsletter. Note: This is my first time scanning and uploading a big pattern like this so let me know if you have any issues!
- 17.5″ x 2.5″ strip of blue fleece for neck. Make sure the stretch is along the long side. I didn’t finish edges.
- (2) 11 x 1.5″ orange fleece strips for legs, make sure stretches along the long side.
- Orange fleece for the body of the costume.
- Blue fleece for the belt
- Two empty soda bottles
- An empty box (I used a box of macaroni)
- Orange duct tape
Other Paw Patrol Tutorials
Before we get into the tutorial, make sure to check out these other Paw Patrol tutorials on my blog.
Once cut, I folded the dog coat right sides together so the front pieces meet and sewed along the front. This creates the neck hole. Goodness that sounds weird. You want to use the blue fleece around the neck. I took my strip of blue fabric, folded it in half length wise and sewed it so that it is a circle. Then I folded it in half like bias tape, pinned it around the neck opening, and zig zagged around it to sew it in place.
Next I used some orange strips for around the leg openings. I did the same thing as I did with the neck to add those on.
For the rest of the coat, I turned over the raw edges and finished with a straight stitch.
The Dog Tag: I took a piece of orange duct tape and stuck it onto a piece of cardboard. I stuck a sticker onto the middle, then cut out the shape of Zuma’s dog tag. I hand sewed the tag onto the front collar of the costume.
The Backpack: At this point, I needed the pack. I took two soda bottles with an empty macaroni box in between and used the orange duct tape to completely cover it so that it looks like Zuma’s pack.
I added snaps to the belt to make it fit… You could do Velcro instead, but I like snaps because they don’t collect dog hair and fuzz. Plus they were faster to put on.
And there you go… your child is thrilled and you’ve got coordinating costumes… assuming you already made a Ryder vest for your child! My oldest son, G, is modeling the Ryder costume below, but my youngest is the one who will be wearing it this year… G is dressing up as a policeman this year.
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