Henry is going to be a dragon for Halloween and has the best roar to go with it. I already had an awesome yardsale dinosaur costume but needed some wings to go with it. I made some simple wings that look great and can be used for dragons, bats, etc.

30-Minute Wing Tutorial
30-Minute Wing Tutorial

1 yard of felt*
3/4″ elastic for shoulders*
1/4″ elastic for wrists*

1. My felt was a 36″x36″ so I folded it from corner to corner to get the widest wings. I drew a straight line for the top and three curves for the bottom. I made sure my points were kind of flat so they would be stronger. The wing tip point is about 2″ tall because I sewed the top edge down.

30-Minute Wing Tutorial

2. Cut out the wings. Cut out two V’s that will end at the point curves. Sew them onto the wings. Fold the top edge down 3/4″ and sew.

30-Minute Wing Tutorial

3. Measure your child’s shoulders (with costume) and cut two pieces of 3/4″ elastic. Sew them into a circle and sew onto the center of the wings.
4. Measure your child’s wrists and cut two pieces of 1/4″ elastic. Sew them into circles and sew onto the wing tips. (I cheated with my wrist pieces because I only had a tiny amount of elastic!)

30-Minute Wing Tutorial

That’s it! Wasn’t that so fast!? These can easily be whipped up as a last minute costume or costume addition.
30-Minute Wing Tutorial

30-Minute Wing Tutorial

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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3 thoughts on “30-Minute Wing Tutorial

  1. He's so cute! Great dino costume find Heather– you saved a bundle by DIY-ing! I wanted to let you know that I featured this project on my frugal sewing site Sewistry. Here's the link! http://sewistry.com/2013/10/diy-30-minute-dragon-wing-sewing-tutorial-for-halloween/

    Posted on October 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm
  2. I could confuse him for a real dragon! Well done 🙂 I hope he will have loads of fun roaring in his super cool costume 🙂

    Posted on October 20, 2013 at 8:43 am
  3. they are so easy to do. we don't celebrate halloween, at least not like you do in the usa, but I think I will make a little witch costume for my little miss.

    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm