How to Make Your Own Toddler Knight Tunic

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How to Make Your Own Toddler Knight Tunic
The cut edges of felt do not fray, making it an easy-to-use costume embellishment. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Your child may be able to ride a brave steed, practice slaying dragons and rescue those in distress all while wearing his pyjamas, but it will be even more magical when wearing his own knight's tunic. You don't have to spend lots of money buying an expensive costume to dress your little knight. In less than an hour's time, you can transform an old pillowcase into a knight's tunic that's the perfect size for your toddler.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Pillowcase
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • 8-by-10-inch piece of felt
  • Fabric glue

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fold the pillowcase in half lengthwise. Turn the folded pillowcase so that the open end of the pillowcase is at the bottom and the folded side of the pillowcase is on the left.

  2. 2

    Measure in 4 inches from the top right corner and use a marker to draw a backwards letter "J". Cut along the line with scissors to make the armholes. You may need to adjust the size of the "J" depending on the size of your child. Unfold the pillowcase. Cut a semicircle across the top of the pillowcase large enough for the head to go through.

  3. 3

    Turn in the cut edges 1/4 inch and sew the edges down all the way around the arm and neck openings.

  4. 4

    Cut a design, such as a cross or dragon, out of the felt. Center the felt design on the pillowcase and glue down. Allow to dry.

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