How to Make a kids Harry Potter robe out of Tshirts

[20 Oct 2011 | By | 29 Comment(s) | 8,662 views ]

For The Boy’s Draco Malfoy costume, I had a brainstorm one night when he was using a XL men’s tshirt as a sleep shirt.  It was the perfect size for a wizard robe for a 6 year old.

This version is meant to be a Death Eater robe (I took the liberty of having it double as Draco’s school robe as well).  This could of course work for a wide variety of hooded robes, including Jedi robes!

So I grabbed it, and a couple more old t-shirts and with my handy dandy sewing machine, I stitched this up.  Note, I am not a seamstress.  I have no patience for measuring or exactness.  So this is not the most perfect job ever, but he loves it.

And you don’t have to have a sewing machine to do this – there isn’t a ton of sewing involved – but it just makes it go faster.

I only lined the inside of the hood with the Hogwarts House color (in this case, green), but add an extra green tshirt and I’m sure you can figure out how to line the whole robe if you prefer.  And leaving out the lining all together makes this a much quicker and easier project, if you want to go all one color.

You’ll need:

  • 3 XL mens t-shirts (2 black, 1 in green for Slytherin (pick your color for another house))
  • a small length of elastic and a button to make the closure.

Step 1:

Cut the Tshirt down the front from top to bottom.  If the shirt has a design on it, like mine did, you’ll want to turn it inside out and treat the inside like the outside from now on.

Step 2:

Open the shirt up so the neckline is flat, and measure the neckline.

Step 3:

Trim the bottom off of your 2 extra tshirts.  We’ll be using these large squares to make the hood.  You’ll likely only need the front, but save the back in case you mess up.

Step 4:

For the 2 rectangles cut above:

Place with bottom t-shirt seam at the bottom, and trim so that the width is a little bit (1 in) longer than the width of our collar.

Step 5:  Place the ‘good’ sides (the side you want to show) of the squares together, and sew around 3 sides of the square.  Leave the bottom t-shirt seam side open.  Turn inside out so that your good sides are now showing.

Step 6:

Place the black side of your hood against the good side of your robe body (the original tshirt hem of your hood pocket should line up with your robe collar).  Keeping the green piece out of the way (so you don’t sew it) sew the black portion of the hood on to the body.  You’ll end up with a seam inside the robe, with the “shirt hem” on the hood sewed to the collar of the shirt.

Step 7:

Sew the hood seam.  This would be neatest done by hand, sewing from inside our pocket, but I was lazy and did it on the machine, so I ended up having a black seam inside my hood.

Basically take the top left and right corners, pull them together, and sew the seam that you create.

Step 8:

Finally, we just have to attach some sort of fastener.   I decided just to sew on a simple button, and a loop of elastic.  Knot a 6-8 in piece of elastic to make a loop.  Make a hole in one side of your collar and feed it through to the inside.  Sew the elastic down to the inside of the collar to secure.  Sew a button on the collar on the opposite side.

See also: How to make a Death Eater mask

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    How did you get the long wizard sleeves? It doesn’t show where you may have attached or extended the sleeves.

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    I didn’t extend the sleeves, it’s just a small child in a big shirt. He’s 6, and a mens XL gave enough sleeve length— but if you have a much bigger child you would probably need to extend the sleeves.

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