The easy Jedi DIY costume tutorial is perfect for Halloween or play time! Your little padawan will love this outfit. All you need are some basic sewing skills and you can whip up that Jedi Costume in no time.
For this project you will need:
1.5 brown jersey knit or fleece for vest
7/8 yard black, gray and or beige jersey knit for vest
1/4 yard stetchy fleece or knit for waist band
Plain white t-shirt
Plain pants in a neutral color
Fleece Fun’s Free sewing pattern (below)
Video Tutorial Here:
The Easy Jedi DIY Costume Tutorial:
Step 1 – Cut out the Following:
You will need to assemble the pattern for the easy Jedi DIY costume tutorial. For instructions on how to assemble the sewing pattern click here.
Cut out the robe main body. Place on the fold as directed on pattern piece – cut 1.
Cut out the hood. On doubled fabric cut out 2 of the hood piece.
Cut out the sleeves to the robe. Place sleeve pattern on the fold and cut out. Repeat so you have 2 sleeves.
Cut out the vest. On doubled fabric cut out pattern pieces so you have 2 vest pieces.
For the fabric belt measure the little Jedi’s waist and add 2 inches. Make the rectangle that long by 6 inches.
Step 2 – Make the shirt.
If you haven’t noticed Jedi’s LOVE their V necks. Everything they wear has that shape of neckline.
So we’re going to tweak this t-shirt so it fits in with the Jedi look. Simply snip a slit from the center of the neckline on the t-shirt down about 3 to 4 inches.
Fold in the sides to form the V.
Tack down the folds with a few stitches on your sewing machine ( or if you’re in a hurry you can even glue it).
Step 3 – Sew the Jedi Robe
Fold out the the piece of cloth so it is flat. Using a rotary cutter ruler and mat, cut a slit on one side from the center of the fabric to the neck line to make the front opening.
Center the sleeves to the neck line and pin in place on either side. Sew onto main body of robe using a .5 inch seam allowance.
Fold robe in half so the sleeves meet up and the sides meet up. Pin and then sew together using a .5 seam allowance.
Step 4 – Add the Hood to the Robe
Pin the out edge of the hood pieces together. Sew using a .5 inch seam allowance.
Center on to robe and pin to neck line. Sew on using a .5 inch seam allowance.
Step 5 – Sew the vest
Pin the back of the vest together to the round neckline. Sew together using a .5 inch seam allowance. That’s it. The sides are open and the vest is held in place with the waistband.
Step 6 – Sew the Waist Band
Step 7 – Layer it up
The t- shirt goes on first followed by the best being placed on the shoulders and crossed in front. Then the wast band goes on to hold the vest in place. Finally the robe tops it all off! You just completed the Easy Jedi DIY Costume Tutorial.