Hear Me Roar Kid's Lion children's costume pattern by Sarah Hanson, is a super-simple costume to make and it will keep your kids happy for hours. This mask pattern uses felt, hot glue and elastic - supplies you might already have! And the tail adds so much more fun.
Full materials list included in instructions
Pattern sheet is included with templates for the mask pieces, ready for tracing.
Lots of clear instructions with Sarah's helpful tips on using felt and assembly
Detailed step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and clear diagrams take you through this children's costume pattern
If you'd prefer to stitch, rather than glue the mask together, use standard fusible web. Sarah recommends a tight zig-zag stitch or satin stitch for machine sewing and needleturn applique for hand sewing
Makes a great gift for your child's friends
For a one-use mask, shirring elastic is very comfortable to wear, but it loses its elasticity quickly and breaks easily - use 1/8in or 1/4in elastic for everyday dress-ups.
A great pattern for beginner-level crafter looking to extend their sewing skills
Do you like to do a wide variety of styles and subjects with your toys? Absolutely! I have more than 300 designs available from Sewing to ITH – dress-up dolls, art dolls and animals from around the world. I particularly like focusing on endangered species, to help promote awareness – like my Easter bilby pattern. Creating ‘baby safe’ dolls is also very important to me – and I’m proud to say that our finished dolls pass all toy-safety standards, thus we help support cottage industries with a product they can trust.
You have a range of children makes – what was the source of your inspiration for this project?
My regular range of toys took too long to for my children complete what with the limbs and such, butI wanted to promote teaching our children and grandchildren to sew. I believe it’s an amazing skill set for both boys and girls to learn - and you never know where it might take them. So, I designed the 'Quick Kids' Sewing Pattern Range. These are simple 20-minute projects that not only keep kids engaged but also motivate them to sew more, because they finish up with an adorable cute toy at the end of it. I also wanted these to be fun for adults, too – they make very cute last-minute gifts and Craft Fair fillers.
What’s the strangest softie or doll you’ve ever made? Strange – ahh, well that term is really linked to personal taste. I know some thought it strange last year when I came out with my Day of the Dead Sugar skull doll – but I adore exploring other culture’s traditions and introducing my clients to patterns they have never had the opportunity to make before.
How many softies do you think you’ve made over the years? Oh! my … it has to be in the thousands. I really have never bothered to count. My studio currently houses close to 100 reference creations, and you don’t want to see how many my children have in their rooms.
Is it your full-time occupation? Yes it is. I run a full working design studio and have an amazing group of people on my team.
Were you professionally trained in stitching and craft or are you self-taught? I have a background in Fine Art, but it was my amazing grandmother who taught me to sew at a very young age – so I think she deserves the credit for giving me such a fun means of expressing myself.