No Sew Witch Costume

    Posted by  ·  September 15, 2017

    I can’t wait to share this darling witch costume with you. Just a few supplies and a couple pre-made items and you can have the cutest witch on the block. We love dressing up for Halloween at our house. We especially love a good family costume. Be sure to check out our favorite costumes. Can you believe I got my family to dress up as KISS? You might also like these costumes for babies.

    This year Bella wanted to be a witch and I came up with this easy no sew witch costume.  So a witch it is! This costume was simple to make and could easily be made in an evening.  I think the striped tights really makes this outfit.  Find all the extras (hat, broom, socks in the Halloween section in most any store.  A unique witch hat is a good investment because you will end up using it year after year. Everyone needs a last minute costume up their sleeves. She wore this easy  butterfly costume last year.
    witch costume

    Witch Costume Supplies

    To make this costume purchase a witch hat, socks and broom. My daughter loved picking them out.

    witch costume supplies

    Complement these items with a t-shirt turned into a vest embellished with eyelets and ribbon.  Spools of tule and a Halloween table runner make the spooky skirt.

    Witch Costume

    First start by making a vest from a t-shirt. This ribbon and grommet enhanced t-shirt give the witch that perfect whimsical touch…… and it is no sew!

    Lay t-shirt out flat.

    t-shirt to vest tutorial

    Cut off sleeves and shorten the shirt if necessary.  Leave extra length to trim points in the front of the vest at the end.

    t-shirt-to-vest-cutting-the-shirt

    Cut a slit up the front of the shirt.

    t-shirt to vest cut center

    Cut each side of the neck at an angle.

    t-shirt to vest cut neck

    Grab an eyelet tool and 8 sets of eyelets.  Fold each side of the front of the shirt under about an 1 1/2″.

    t-shirt to vest adding eyelets

    Evenly space grommets down each side.

    t-shirt to vest add grommets

    Lace it up with some cute ribbon.

    t-shirt to vest

    The skirt for this costume starts with a DIY tulle tutu and is topped with a lacy spider web table runner.

    DIY Witch Costume

    Our witch needed a fancy skirt so we used this tutorial on how to make a tutu.  However, in that tutu tutorial I purchased tulle off the bolt from a fabric store.  Now having made the tutus both ways, I think the tulle off the bolt makes a more durable tutu.  Both methods do work. We made our tutu a bit more fancy by attaching a spiderweb table runner over the orange tutu.

    Start with tulle and an elastic headband or piece of elastic. I used two rolls of tulle, but could have easily added more.

    diy tulle tutu supplies

    Decide how long the tutu is to be, add a few extra inches for the knot and double this amount. Cut lengths of tulle.

    how to make a tutu step 1

    Place elastic headband around your thigh. Fold length of tulle in half and place under the elastic headband.

    how to make a tutu step 1a

    Reach under the loop.

    how to make a tutu step 2Pull the tails of the tulle through the loop.

    how to make a tutu step 4

    Pull tight.

    how to make a tutu step 5

    Continue all the way around the elastic headband.

    how to make a tutu tutorial

    This tulle tutu is great as is or embellish it with a lace spiderweb table runner. All you need is a table runner, black ribbon and Peel-n-Stick Fabric Fuse.

    table runner to skirt supplies

    Measure waist and add a few inches for tying. Place Peel-n-Stick on back of ribbon. (leave a few inches free of tape for tying or securing with no-sew velcro. You will love this product.

    table runner to skirt peel-n-stick fabric fuseRemove paper backing from Peel-n-Stick.

    table runner to skirt no sew fabric tape

    Gather table runner along sticky ribbon securing table runner to the ribbon.

    no sew table runner to skirt

    Place lace spider web skirt over tulle tutu.

    cute witch costume

    More DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

    This frozen cape turned out really great. In fact, we did it about 30 mins before a paryt.  You won’t believe that it is also a no sew project. You can change the color for your cape to make this work well with a lot of different Halloween costume ideas.

    Easy Butterfly Costume

    This butterfly costume is really bright and fun.  You can make it in a afternoon with very few supplies!

    easy-butterfly-costume.jpg

    A little chef costume would be adorable. Whip up a child’s chef hat with this easy tutorial.

    DIY childs chef costume

    This duct tape bullwhip is the perfect addition to an Indiana Jones costume.

    diy duct tape bullwhip

     

     

     

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    1. Jenny
      Saturday, October 25th, 2014
      Love the witch costume and that has to be the cutest witch ever!! That is one great tutorial too! Thanks for another amazing idea!
    2. Friday, October 24th, 2014
      I wish I had seen this before I ordered a costume - it's perfect and something even I could have done
    3. Friday, October 24th, 2014
      I love how this costume turned out! Love the vest! Pinned!
    4. Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
      This costume is so cute!!!
    5. LMyers
      Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
      Did you buy the striped tights at Michaels also? I love them and want to get them!!!