Giddy-up! It’s time to make your day more magical with a unicorn hoodie! Learn how to use colorful pieces of felt, safety pins and hot glue to create this fantasy filled creature no sew DIY unicorn hoodie. You’ll surely be living your best unicorn life when sporting this hoodie for Halloween or just your average Monday.
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You may recognize the excitement of my then toddler wearing this DIY Unicorn Hoodie! It’s a classic theme loved by little kids for years and something they can be wore for Halloween or all fall!
DIY Unicorn Hoodie Supplies:
- Pale pink hoodie
- Felt (I used pink, purple, yellow, black, white)
- Hot Glue
- Safety Pins
- Fabric Scissors
- Unicorn Shapes Template
- Gold Ribbon
- Cotton Balls or batting
Cut out all the shapes from the unicorn shapes template. Trace and cut out these shapes on the coordinating pieces of felt. Our unicorn uses 2 large flowers and 2 small flowers
Begin gluing the pieces together before adding to the hoodie. To create the unicorn ears, layer and adhere the dark pink on the light pink felt shapes. Tip: make sure they are laying the correct direction to mirror the shapes!
Each flower in the floral crown uses 7 circle shapes. 6 are used for the flower petals and one is for the base.
Fold 6 of the circles in half and add a dab of glue in the center. Fold again into quarters and add another dab of glue. These are your flower petals.
Glue 4 of the flower petals onto the circle base. Tip: mirror the pieces so the folds are going different directions. Add a dab of glue on top and attach your last 2 flower petals to complete your 3D flower.
Repeat the above floral steps to create additional flowers.
To create the horn, roll the white shape to create a long skinny cone. Use hot glue to adhere this shape together. Insert batting, or pieces of cotton balls into this cone shape. Tip: use a pencil or chopstick to push the batting down to the end of the cone to make sure it’s fully filled.
Now that you have all your shapes cut out of felt or formed into their 3D shape, it’s time to add them to the hood! Tip: use a water erase pen or chalk to mark where you’ll apply these shapes, as shown by the dotted lines on this image. Make sure to leave room for the eyes in the front!
Place your horn on the hoodie and make note where to make cuts to insert the tabs into the hoodie. Note: this hoodie had a double layer of material so whenever we made cuts, it was only through the top layer.
Slip the tabs into the holes and use hot glue inside and safety pins underneath to secure in place.
Cut a hole for each ear, slip the tabs through the hole then spread them out once inside. Use a combination of hot glue and safety pins inside to secure these in place. Don’t worry about any glue or holes showing as you’ll be covering this up in the next step.
Now adhere your 3D felt flowers between the horn and the ears and the eyes on the top front of the hood.
To create the mane, cut long ½ inch strips of felt. Tie a knot in the center. Use safety pins to add these on the back of the hoodie along the seam. (I safety pinned them in the inside of the hood)
To create a tail, cut a 4 inch strip of felt then create long fringe on the piece.
Repeat with additional colors then pin these pieces to the back, bottom of the hoodie in the tail position.
Your DIY no sew unicorn costume is complete!
Add some glittery makeup and this unicorn hoodie can easily be worn as a Halloween costume or just rock it any old day in the fall.