Looking for easy Carnival costume ideas for kids? Here are 2 fun sewing projects with video tutorial

21 February, 2022

Looking for last-minute ideas for Carnival? ¡If you still don´t have anything ready for your little ones´ Carnival costumes, don´t worry, don´t panic! There is still time to sew some of these simple and fun projects with the fabrics and panels from Katia Fabrics. They are quick costumes to make and, in addition, they are accompanied by a step-by-step video tutorial. Easier, impossible! We really like animals, that´s why, on this occasion, the protagonists are the leopard and the shark. To make these Carnival costumes for children, you only need the necessary fabrics, scissors, an iron, and your sewing machine. And, in one afternoon, you have them ready to wear! Here are these 2 easy Carnival costume ideas to get any parent out of trouble.

Carnival costume

Carnival costume ideas

How to sew a Leopard costume

Our first proposal is the leopard costume made with the Leopard Costume panel in 100% cotton poplin, very easy to sew. For children between the ages of 3 and 7. It consists of a mask, a cape, and a tail. The panel itself has printed instructions and materials to do it in English. Learn with the video tutorial -created by Nairamkitty– to make the leopard costume from start to finish.

Pro level: paint your little one´s face to give an even more realistic effect.


The materials that you will need to make this leopard costume are the following:

Cut & Sew

Look at the video tutorial that Marian @nairamkitty has prepared for us to do and follow each step carefully to get a result of 10.

1- Start by cutting all the pieces of the panel around the contour. In total there are 11 pieces: mask, tail, cape, sights, and closure.


leopard costume

2- On the front of the mask, place a layer of wadding and sew this piece right against the right with the back. Next, sew all the way around except a space of about 6 cm on the side to turn around.

3- Make small cuts around the outline and turn around. Iron and blind stitch the opening.

4- Sew the contour of both eyes with a zigzag stitch. Cut the two eyes without going into the seam.

5- Sew one side of the rubber band on the back of the mask, try on your little one and adjust the other side to the appropriate size. Sew the other end.


leopard costume tail

6- We go to the tail, face the two pieces right against right and sew the entire contour except for the short end.

7- Make small cuts around the contour and turn around. Iron and fill with fiber filling until you consider. Reservation.


8- In the two pieces of the front layer, make the hems of 1 cm and 1 cm with the iron and pass a straight stitch.

9- Face right against the right to back and the two front, sew both sides, and overlock the seams.

10- Perform the same steps with the views.

11- Subsequently, face right to right the complete layer with the views that you have just made and sew all over the neckline.

12- Make the Velcro closure and sew on one side of the layer between this and the view.

13- Sew the other part of the Velcro on the other front.

14- Sew the tail at the back mark. 15- Finally, make the hem with a single or double hem to your liking.

leopard costume

How to sew a shark costume step by step

Here are the materials and tools that you will need, and some previous tips for good preparation.



  •  Scissors
  • Pins
  • Paper scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • Thread trimmer
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine

Shark Jacket making

To make the jacket, the first thing you should do is download and join the pattern pieces. Read all the instructions carefully. 

Then cut the paper patterns. Once you have your pieces cut with their corresponding knocks and marks, start sewing.

shark costume

Shark tail making

Help yourself with the step-by-step video tutorial to make the tail. In less than you imagine, you will have this fantastic and unique costume ready to show off.