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Make your own DIY sloth hoody with added claws!

All you need is a fleecy hoody to up-cycle into this cosy DIY Sloth outfit or costume. A few snips and stitches and you will be ready for full Sloth mode.

No worries, no hurry, this is an easy craft for all ages and surprisingly quick and easy to make.
It is a good idea to use a hoody top a little larger in size, so that the hood and sleeves are nice and slouchy.

How to make a DIY sloth hoody craft tutorial

This craft is featured in Happythought book Sloth Crafts by Ellen Deakin of Happythought. You can find a detailed tutorial and template for this project there, along with lots more sloth themed craft tutorials and templates!

Lots of activities for adults and children in the Sloth Crafts book

If you love sloths you can find more fun sloth crafts and ideas in Sloth Crafts, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Waterstones and all good book shops now!

Transform your old hoody into a sloth costume
Transform your old hoody into a sloth costume

How to make a DIY sloth hoody:

You will need: A hooded top, scrap fabric, scissors, felt in various colors (brown, black, green and white), stiff felt for claws and a needle and thread.

Step 1
Use the template in the Sloth Crafts book, or draw your own. Cut out the shape of your sloth face from a scrap of cream material, leaving a 5mm margin.

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Cut out and make your sloth face

Step 2
Next cut out the eyes, nose and mouth from felt and scraps of fabric for underneath the eyes.

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Get your needle and thread to sew the sloth face onto the hoody

Step 3
Stitch the eyes together as shown

Step 4
Sew all the elements in place on to the face of your sloth.

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Hold in place the sloth face with pins before you start sewing

Step 5
Pin the sloth face to the hood of your top as shown. Once you are happy sew in place.

Step 6
Cut out 4 sloth claws from stiff felt, using the templates at the back of the book as your guide.
Sew them together to make two claws.

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Sloth claws prepared

Step 7
Attach the claws to the inside of each sleeve to create your claws.

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Sloth hand made of felt

Step 8
Cut out two leaves from the green felt and attach them to the zip of your top.

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Cut out your leaf for a zip for your hoody

Step 9
Hooray, your Sloth DIY hoody is ready to wear!

Step 9-hoody sloth costume idea and dress up
Sloth crafts book available on Amazon
18 sloth craft projects for all ages. Available on Amazon

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Make your own cool sloth planter with our tutorial

More ideas, crafts and activities from Happythought:

If you are looking for something to decorate you home, try our sloth planter tutorial. Also check out our more DIY sloth craft ideas on the Happythought Sloth craft board on Pinterest.
Check out all these other great Sloths crafts on Pinterest board

More sloth crafts and ideas are in our new book Sloth Crafts, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Waterstones and all good book shops now!

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