DIY no sew skull shirt

I decided to make a quick halloween shirt that I could wear to walk my niece around as she went trick or treating. This is the perfect shirt to be just the right amount of festive without having to go all out. AND… on the plus side you could totally wear this shirt on non-halloween days, SCORE! This took a total of about 30 minutes to complete, so grab the glue gun and get ta craftin’!

No Sew Fabric Skull Shirt

  1. Supplies needed:
  2. Scissors
  3. Shirt
  4. Fabric (size depends on how large you want to make your skull): I made mine 8″x6″
  5. 1.5″ x 6″ Lace or 2nd color fabric for bow
  6. Pen/pencil
  7. Paper to draw your skull
  8. Cardboard
  9. Hot glue

skull-tshirt-tut01      I freehanded a skull, but you can easily find one online to copy/trace.

skull-tshirt-tut02      Cut out your skull then grab your fabric and pen to trace onto.


skull-tshirt-tut04      Once you’ve traced out your skull onto your fabric cut that baby out.

skull-tshirt-tut05      It should look a lil’ something like this.

skull-tshirt-tut06      Cut out a 1.5″x6 strip of a second fabric that will be used as a bow.

skull-tshirt-tut07      Tie into a bow.

skull-tshirt-tut08      Put a dab of hot glue onto your skull and stick the bow in place.

skull-tshirt-tut09      Stretch out your shirt onto a piece of cardboard, make sure its stretched taught if its a fitted shirt. You don’t want to get it glued into place and then slip it on only to find out it wont stretch properly because of the glue.

skull-tshirt-tut10      Start glueing away! I started from the top and worked my way down, working in small sections.

skull-tshirt-tut12      Align the top in place on your shirt.

skull-tshirt-tut11       Fold up the fabric that isn’t glued down and continue to glue as you work your way down making sure the placement is correct the whole way down.

2015-10-12     Now ya done, get out there and have an awesome Halloween!


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