Find out how to make a fantastic fancy dress outfit at home - and on a budget!
Decking your child out in the latest fancy dress costume can be tricky if you're trying to watch your budget, so why not make it yourself?
The choice of outfits is almost endless, and with your child's help, you can encourage them to get creative with you by being hands-on and using their imagination.
You don't need sewing, design or crafting experience to knock up a great outfit - all you need are easy-to-source cheap materials, some spare time and a good pair of scissors - plus your little one's spare hands!
So whether your child fancies being a cupcake, Little Red Hiding Hood or a robot for the day, we've taken a few inspiring ideas from the new book Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids by Emma Hardy (Cico Books, £12.99). Emma has handy techniques and ideas on how to look outside of the box when it comes to dressing-up time.
First up is this rather cool cowboy design for your budding Woody!
The full patterns and instructions for all the designes shown can be found in Emma's book.
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