Sew a shark costume for kids this Carnival! Follow the video and download the free sewing pattern

This Carnival surprises your little one with a shark costume made by you. In this new tutorial, we share the video step by step and the free sewing pattern to easily
sew an amazing costume consisting of a shark tail and jacket. Dare to create your own costumes! In this case, we propose a shark costume, but you can use this same technique to sew a dragon, dinosaur or fox costume. In addition, with this pattern – available in PDF – you can sew this shark jacket for children
from 1 to 5 years. Do you have a different Carnival costume in mind? The cheerful and fun prints of Katia Fabrics are perfect to shape your idea.

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Carnival fabrics

To make this shark costume use our sweatshirt and jersey fabrics. Both are breathable and very easy to iron and clean. In addition, they are ideal for this type of project thanks to its elasticity. If you are looking for Carnival fabrics, check out the great variety of prints from Katia Fabrics. Surely your costume is the most original!

Poplin Night Costume / Plush or sweater Moon Witch

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Sweater Vampire Bats / Wolf Howl Poplin Fabric

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How to sew a shark costume step by step

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


  • Jacket Pattern (12 m -5 years): PDF
  • Shark Tail Pattern: PDF
  • 1m fabric: Summer Sweat Big Shark Sweat
  • 35 cm of fabric: Little Shark Jersey fabric
  • Zipper with separator: 12-18 months: 30 cm; 18-24 months: 32 cm; 2-3 years: 34 cm; 4-5 years: 38 cm
  • 1m of 3 cm wide tape
  • 20cm velcro
  • Thread according to the fabric


  •  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. This post can help you “How to interpret Katia Fabrics sewing patterns”.

Then cut the paper patterns. We also leave you this post of “How to trace and cut patterns” in case it helps. Once you have your pieces cut with their corresponding knocks and marks, start sewing.

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Shark tail making

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

We encourage you to visit all our tutorials Learn to sewwhere we teach you different techniques that you can apply in many of your sewing projects.

We hope you put it into practice and we can see your versions using the hashtag #katiafabrics.

Katia Fabrics

Find everything you need to do these projects in Katia Stores and in our online platform KatiaShop.

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