One problem I don't own nor do I know how to use a sewing machine. I can hand sew and have made things for Belle before so The Hubs talked me into trying it. Since it calls for such a little amount of fabric it didn't cost much at all.
Belle's favorite color as of late has been purple. I figured I would get some purple fabric for the tail and pink for the strips. Belle was with me when I made my one of millions of trips to Hobby Lobby (I am in love with this store), and she picked out pink for the tail and green for the spikes. It's her tail so whatever she wants is fine with me.