I couldn’t find a good DIY Ewok Costume Hood Tutorial so I figured I’d make one! How to make an ewok hood doesn’t have to be tricky – I worked off a balaclava pattern but you could sketch out a similar shape. Ewoks have long been one of my favorite characters and this is really quick and easy to make.
Brainstorming for this blog tour put me in a Star Wars frame of mind this month – I posted an embroidered Death Star t-shirt a few weeks ago. I wanted to do something for dress-up and immediately started brainstorming for an ewok hood. I used the Greenstyle Creations Balaclava Pattern* as the base; it was a very quick and easy sew.
I couldn’t bring myself to hand my toddler a stick with a pointy rock tied to the top, so use your imagination!
Here are a few up close shots; I initially made it with brown fabric but it looked like a bear mask.
Our beloved dog is a shih tzu mutt, and we’ve long joked that he is an undercover Ewok.
Amazon has a super cute one* that they’ve added since I initially made this, if you read through and decide you don’t have time to DIY!
Ready to make your own? Here’s how:
DIY Ewok Hood Tutorial
–Greenstyle Creations Balaclava Pattern* (I used the medium size for a baggier fit on my son) or another balaclava pattern
-1/2 yard of knit fabric (use a ballpoint needle*)
-Fake fur fabric scraps
-Buttons or other embellishments
-Sewing machine, serger, or needle & thread
-Scissors or rotary cutter
1. Cut 4 ears, making sure the pile of the fur is going down.
2. Cut two hoods, mirrored, lengthening past the neck
3. Cut two thin ear slits, marking through the pattern for symmetry.
4. Put the ear pieces right sides together (RST) and sew around the edges with 1/4 inch seam allowance. Turn right side out, push out and trim the bottom if uneven.
5. Insert the ears gently into the hood, so that the raw edges are on the wrong side of the fabric (inside of the hood). Gently tug the fabric in with it, so all raw edges are inside the hood.
6. Sew the ears in along the edges of the slit.
7.Put both hood pieces RST and sew the back and throat, leaving the eye/face hole open
8. Rip a 12 inch strip from scrap fabric and knit three times, hand-sewing buttons or rocks on.
9. Hand sew the strip on to the top of the hood
10. Trim the bottom of the hood to be asymmetrical. I tried to make mine jagged!
And you’re done!