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No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt Craft

No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt Craft

Total Time 1 hour

I love handmade Halloween costumes so much more than the store bought kind. Every year, I try to make my kids' costumes. Of course, sometimes life gets busy, and making a full-on Halloween costume from scratch just.can't.happen. So I'm always seeking out ways to take a store-bought item, sprinkle a little fairy dust on to it, and turn it into something with some handmade magic.

This no-sew Tinker Bell inspired skirt is quick and easy to make. The no-fray fabrics used means there's no hemming involved. It is intended to be worn over an existing tutu or skirt. Make one up, and you'll have your own little Tink dancing and fluttering around in no time!

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by Marigold Haske

What you'll need

  • Green felt by-the-yard*
  • Green tulle with glitter*
  • Elastic
  • Rhinestones
  • Hot glue gin & extra glue sticks
  • *Yardage depends on skirt size. 1 yard will cover most kid sizes.
  • Tutu or other elastic-waist skirt (green, pink or white)

How to make it

No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt step 1

1. Use the patterns provided to cut out felt and tulle "leaf" pieces. The number of pieces you need will depend on the child's waist size, and how full you want the finished skirt to be. For the over skirt I made to fit over a 3T tutu, I cut out 13 leaves each of felt and tulle.

Tip: Cut out several leaves at once by accordion folding your fabric first. Pin the pattern to all layers of fabric and cut out.

No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt step 2

2. Use sharp scissors to snip slits into the felt and tulle leaves, as indicated on the patterns. 

No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt step 3

3. Cut a piece of elastic that is 3-4 inches larger than the child's waist. Place a felt leaf on top of a tulle leaf. Run elastic through the slits, coming up from the bottom (wrong side) and then down through the top (right side) into the other slit. Note that I used black elastic to make this more visible for the tutorial. However, I suggest using white, green or pink elastic for your project since some elastic may be seen in the finished product.

No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt step 4

4. String all of the leaves onto the elastic. Meanwhile, heat up your hot glue gun.

No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt step 5

5. Check the size of the waist and make sure it will fit comfortably around the child's waist. Then tie the elastic with a double knot. Pull the knot through the slits until it sits on top of one of the felt leaves. snip off the ends. Put a small dab of hot glue behind the knot and secure it to the felt leaf.

No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt step 6

6. Put another dab of hot glue on the tip of the felt leaf. Fold the leaf down and stick the felt to itself, covering the elastic (do not glue the elastic). Repeat for all of the felt leaves. Adjust the leaves around the elastic waist so they are evenly distributed. They should overlap each other a bit.

No-Sew Tinker Bell-Inspired Skirt step 7

7. Use hot glue to add rhinestones to the felt leaves.

8. Wear the skirt over an existing tutu or elastic waist skirt.

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