Have you seen the price of costumes these days!? They all seem to be at least $20-$30. I know $20 just doesn’t stretch as far as it used to, but I still think that’s a little hefty for an outfit your child may only wear once (especially as it’s made so cheaply that it will likely rip while trick-or-treating).
Today starts a week of costume blogs. Some will be No-Sew, Little Sew, or Break out the Sewing Machine… but all will be easy and inexpensive. I will also include some optional ad-ons.
This, No-Sew Knight’s (or Musketeer, Peter Pan, Prince, etc.) Tunic, is super easy and quick. It’s also a great option for those of us who need to fit a costume over a jacket or coat.
You Will Need:
- 1 yard of Felt in the color of your choice (found in your local crafts/sewing store)
- 1 piece of felt in a second color (you can find 8×10 pieces in the children’s craft section of your local crafts/sewing store)
1.) Fold your piece of felt in half, and cut a neck hole (you may want to use a t-shirt for a guide) from the folded edge. For colder climates, don’t forget to cut it big enough to fit over the jacket or coat.
2.) Find an emblem you want for the chest. Trace it onto your Piece of Felt in the second color, and cut out. I found mine on a quick web search for “Fleur De Lis clip art”.
3.) Glue the emblem to the chest of the tunic.
There is your No-Sew Tunic!
The rest of the costume can be found in your child’s wardrobe: Pants and a long-sleeved shirt; a belt; and boots. You can also add inexpensive items like a sword, hat, or crown…easily found at a dollar store.
(There’s a GREAT tutorial for making a crown at Bitter Betty Blogs.)
**I cut and sewed the shoulders on an angle to provide a more fitted look, but this is purely optional.