Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DIY Ninja Mask

DIY Ninja Mask Tutorial

According to my boys, the ninja mask is an essential part of a complete dress up bin. With Halloween right around the corner this is one of those, last minute costume ideas you can have ready in just under an hour.

Supplies: 

Large Men's T-shirt, preferably black
scissors, coordinating thread
Pellon Heavyweight Interfacing (optional)

Step 1:  Trace the profile of your little ninja

NInja Mask Sewing Tutorial

Step 2: Trace template onto black knit fabric adding 1 inch for the seam allowance. If you lay your pattern on the fold of the t-shirt you'll save yourself from sewing the third side later.


Step 3:  Using a 1/2 inch seam and a zig-zag stitch, with right sides together, sew along the raw edges from the top of the head down to the neck.  Make sure to leave the bottom open.  (Don't be confused by the eye opening as this comes next.


Step 4:  With the mask still inside out, mark your eye opening by drawing a triangle where the child's eyes will be.  Don't be afraid to have the child try on the mask and mark where their eyes will be.


Step 5 (optional):  Create the alternate nose guard.  Measure the child from ear to ear and brim of nose to chin.  You can then create a customized trapezoid shape to match the child's facial features.

Once you have the triangle template to your liking, trace and cut 2 pieces of black knit and 1 piece of heavyweight interfacing.


Sew all sides of the triangles, right sides together, leaving a 1 inch space for turning.


Turn the fabric right side out and stuff the interfacing inside.


Fold in the edges of the opening and then, using a zig-zag stitch, sew around all sides of the triangle being sure to close the turning hole.



Attach the triangle by hand sewing the top two points just under where the ears will be


or sew on velcro to make the nose guard detachable.

Ninja Mask Tutorial

There you go, your own little ninja mask.  Pair the mask with black sweats and your little one will be ready to party like a ninja.

If you are interested in the full Emergency Ninja Kit, see here.



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6 comments:

  1. these are so fun. my nieces would love them. they are fighting machines!

    marissa @ rae gun ramblings

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  2. Thank you for this, was getting ready to start searching for something like this since my ninjago crazy boy wants this for Halloween.

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  3. Thank you for this, was getting ready to start searching for something like this since my ninjago crazy boy wants this for Halloween.

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  4. THANK YOU!!! My boy has been begging me to cut eye slits in a sock hat. This is SO much better!!! Can't wait to get started on it!!

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  5. excellent tutorial, thank you! I now have a very happy 8 yr old ninja :)

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  6. Thank you for posting. Your tutorial helped me create a ninja outfit for my 4 y/o today. I am a happy mamma.

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