No-Sew Jake Costume

My boys love pirates, and yesterday my son asked if I could help him put together a "Jake" {from Jake and the Neverland Pirates} costume.  Given that I don't know how to work my sewing machine, here is what we came up with:


Pretty cute, right?

Here's how we did it:

To make the headband - I cut a strip of felt 36 inches long and 2 inches wide.  I fit it to my son's head and secured it with a clear elastic.


To make the sword - I drew a sword (like Jake's) on a piece of cardboard and cut it out.  I used the top of a pizza box, but any thick cardboard would work.  You can download a free printable template of the sword I designed here.


To make the shirt - I took an old white shirt, cut a couple of slits in the sleeves, and had my son draw an "X" on the collar.


To make the vest - I bought a plain blue t-shirt for $4.  I cut off the sleeves, and I cut a straight line all the way up the middle of the shirt.  Then, I sewed on four gold buttons.  (I figured I could manage a couple of buttons, but if you really don't want to do any sewing, you can skip this step.)


I hope you enjoy making this simple Jake costume with your little pirates.


Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)

Disclosure: I'm part of the Disney Junior Mom program, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

7 comments:

  1. Adorable! I don't know how to use a sewing machine so this is my kind of costume!

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  2. Good job! I guess you could use some glue to stick the buttons on if you *really* didn't want to sew!!

    Thanks for sharing this at Flashback Fridays!

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  3. omg the costume is just adorable! Love it!

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    1. My son loves it too... and he loves the gel in his hair. lol

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  4. Thanks so much for this! This is how I made my son's Jake costume this year. I can't sew buttons, so instead I used gold buttons and the sticky velcro pieces and it worked great! :)

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