INSIDE: How to make a Halloween witches cape using a men’s large t-shirt. Easy Halloween kids witch cape costume idea.
Of all the holidays, Halloween was never my favorite. I was just not into dressing up and having people looking at me. (Go figure. A wallflower with a blog all these years later!)
This all changed when I had kids. When I realized how much fun it was to dress up a chubby baby in a pumpkin costume with mom and dad posing as farmers, or to pretend to be a gnarly group of pirates. Suddenly, I was all about Halloween!
But, we have a rebel in our midst. My oldest stamped her Converse clad foot down last Halloween and declared the end to her going in theme. So while the rest of us went in a fire(man) theme, she went as a wicked witch….shooting flames out of her homemade broom? I’m reaching to make it work. Brouhaha!
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DIY Halloween Witches Cape from Men’s T-Shirt
My oldest is too cute to be wicked but every witch still needs a black cape. This is how I sewed a super easy witches cape from a super cheap men’s large t-shirt.
– Oversized black t-shirt (I used a large men’s t-shirt)
– Black ribbon
– Sewing machine + black thread
– Sewing scissors
diy easy sew kids halloween witches cape
Spread the t-shirt out flat. Cut off the arms on both sides.
With the t-shirt laid front-side up, make a cut down the center front. From bottom to neckline.
Cut both shoulder seams. At this point, you should have a funky-lookin’ t-shirt rectangle.
With the t-shirt totally spread out, you are going to want to even up this misshapen rectangle. Cut the side seams of the t-shirt so you wind up with two small rectangles. Then, make one large rectangle from the back of the t-shirt.
In a nutshell, you want to square off where the arm holes where and cut off the neckline.
Pin the smaller rectangles to the larger rectangle on both sides. Sew both sides together.
With the sides all sewn together, lay out flat and cut simple triangles at the bottom of the cape.
Pin a large piece of black ribbon to the top of the cape (where the neckline once was). Sew onto the t-shirt. Be sure to leave enough ribbon on both sides in order to form a tie or bow.
If desired, use up the t-shirt remnants to form a ruffle on both sides of the cape. I made two such ruffles to cover up the seams where I sewed the parts of the t-shirt together.
Much to the eye rolling angst of my little good witch, homemade Halloween costumes are my absolute fave! This mama may not make it out of a big box store if she must buy pre-made!
Not bad for a over-sized t-shirt and a piece of black ribbon!
What homemade Halloween costumes have you made over the years?