One day, while I was searching the Internet for new ideas, I saw a cute monster face, and I immediately thought “I can’t sew. I shouldn’t even try this.” But I couldn’t help myself, and before I knew it, I was buying fabric, needles and thread. And the pants monster was born.
It took some doing, especially for a non-sewer like myself, but I managed to create a scary monster face, complete with crazy eyeballs and scary teeth. It took hours (I’m not joking, it took me more than two hours), but, in the end, it was perfect. And The Goose absolutely loved it. Success!
The Pants Monster
Measure the rip you are going to patch and cut a piece of red fabric and a piece of white fabric that will cover the hole, adding an additional inch on all sides (which can be trimmed later, once all the sewing is done). To make the teeth for the pants monster, double the fabric over (white fabric is very transparent, especially when used on top of red fabric) and, using your scissors, cut jagged ‘monster teeth’ into the white fabric. Use white thread to sew the monster teeth to the red fabric. (You may need to use a sewing pin to hold the fabric in place).
Next, place the monster teeth inside the pants, covering the hole, making sure the monster teeth are visible. Pin the fabric into place on all sides. Once pinned, use the black thread to sew the fabric into place, by sewing all around the mouth opening.
To make the eyes, I had my husband cut circles from the white material. I pinned them in place, and used white thread to sew around the edges. Once the edges were sewn, I used black thread to sew stars into the middle of the eyes, to look like pupils.