Dress Up: Knight {Pillow Shield}


I have been working on a costume for my son for the local Renaissance Festival. This costume is separated into three blog posts: Knight...

I have been working on a costume for my son for the local Renaissance Festival. This costume is separated into three blog posts:
  1. Knight's Tunic
  2. Toy Swords
  3. Pillow Shield
Pillow Shield

I found this tutorial for a pillow shield which was perfect. While I like the ones made with metal or cardboard, he's not even two years old and it will be some time before he's got the restraint and social skills to completely understand the difference between play fighting and fighting. Soft items are good... and this shield should protect me/him, depending on who grabs it to defend themselves. Haha, it might be me. 

I didn't make my shield as complicated as hers. I made my pattern for the shield, cut out two pieces of fabric that matched the tunic, embroidered the front piece...

I made the straps, turned and top stitched them. Then I stitched them onto the back of the shield. You could make them horizontal or vertical, it's a personal preference thing.

Sewed the back and front fabrics, right sides together, and left a small opening to add the fluff. Turned. Added the fluff and sewed up the hole. I think there's fancy stitches you can use to do this, but I didn't bother. I might seam rip later to fix it once I find a good tutorial on how to stitch it closed, but I just didn't have the time or patience today.

Here's my finished product, along with the sword. Yay!


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DIY Danielle: Dress Up: Knight {Pillow Shield}
Dress Up: Knight {Pillow Shield}
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