No Sew Princess Leia Costume For World Book Day

My girls love dressing up for World Book Day. They love reading and have lots of characters that they love and want to dress up as. This year Little Miss J is still really into Star Wars. Last year she went dressed up as Darth Vader and this year she wanted to be Princess Leia. I made her a really easy costume out of a bed sheet which didn’t even need any sewing so I thought I would share it with you.

Simply get a single white bedsheet and fold it in half. Get your child to lie on it with their head over the folded top and draw around them.

Cut out the shape, making sure to leave the fold intact (don’t cut the folded side).

Cut a small hole in the folded top for their head.

Then you can just glue gun the sides closed, leaving the ends of the arms and the bottom open. Make sure you use a lot of glue and press it down quickly. You could of course sew this if you had more time or the inclination, it wouldn’t take long. Just fold the costume inside out and sew the same edges before turning the right way again.

Pop the costume over your child’s head and tie around the middle with silver ribbon. I put Little Miss J’s hair into buns on the side of her head to finish off the look.

I think it’s quite simple but very effective!

If you follow video tutorials better, I have made a video showing how to make this costume…

Little Miss J’s reading is coming along really well and soon I think she’ll be able to enjoy the Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space books along with her older sister. These books are aimed at children aged 8 and over and Bean absolutely loves them.

She has really enjoyed reading the first 5 in the series and the next one along, The Cold is no different. The story is exciting and grips her attention and she likes the little illustrations along the way.

They are a nice length too so that she doesn’t get bored. They are an original series of books and contain some new characters so they make fun reading for Star Wars fans. It’s nice for her to have a series of books that she is into and looks forward to a new one coming out. The Cold is out in March so keep an eye out for it if you have a Star Wars fan in the house!

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  1. Lynsey Buchanan
    February 21, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    My daughter school never does World Book Day but if they did she would want to dress up as Cinderella

  2. iain maciver
    February 21, 2017 / 3:37 pm


  3. Keith Hunt
    February 21, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    a viking from Iceland as we go to raykjavik each year.

  4. Angela Treadway
    February 21, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    iron man usually x

  5. February 21, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    My son isn’t into dressing up but is going as Dennis the Menace as simple

  6. jo liddement
    February 21, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    My son is going to school on World Book Day dressed as Harry Potter

  7. Hannah Scudder
    February 21, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    My son is not a massive fan of dressing up clothes so we will see if he wears his pirate costume, if not it will just be a gruffalo t-shirt.

  8. laura banks
    February 21, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    not sure my sons school is dressing up but he has gone in the past as dennis the menace from the beano

  9. Susan lloyd
    February 21, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    My daughters want to be the witches x

  10. cherylhadfield
    February 21, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Harrietti from the borrowers

  11. melanie stirling
    February 21, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Mary Poppins

  12. Angie McDonald
    February 21, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    Matilda from the Roald Dahl books!

  13. Victoria Prince
    February 22, 2017 / 8:00 am

    Not sure yet – need to get more organised!

  14. kim plant
    February 22, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    my son harry potter my daughter Harley Quinn

  15. Sam Rhodes
    February 22, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    My son is insisting he will be dressing as gruffalo this year!

  16. Laura Pritchard
    February 22, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    The Dinosaur from The Dinosaur Next Door

  17. Jade Hewlett
    February 23, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Harry Potter

  18. Amy Pest
    February 23, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    wheres wally

  19. Kat Lucas
    February 25, 2017 / 3:23 am

    Where’s Waldo

  20. Ruth Harwood
    February 25, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Bilbo Baggins

  21. Susie Wilkinson
    February 26, 2017 / 12:23 am

    A Disney Princess!

  22. Sarah Ann
    February 26, 2017 / 7:34 pm


    February 26, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Charlie from Charlie in the chocolate factory

  24. Harline Parkin
    February 27, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Both my grandsons are going has Harry Potter my daughter got them from asda very good price too they had some great costumes

  25. Spencer Broadley
    February 27, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Some sort of pirate

  26. Donna Caldwell
    February 27, 2017 / 5:14 pm


  27. janine atkin
    March 1, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    mine is going as the bfg

  28. Patricia Avery
    March 2, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    My grandchildren are all going as Star Wars characters 🙂

  29. Claire Woods
    March 5, 2017 / 10:19 am

    They don’t do this at secondary school, which is a shame.

  30. Angela Pagan
    March 5, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I will remember this costume for next year! Brilliant! My two kids went as the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter- all homemade costumes!

  31. Sally Collingwood
    March 9, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Alice in Wonderland

  32. Amy Wright
    March 9, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    My son dressed up as Kylo Ren and my daughter dressed up as Elsa

  33. Lorraine B
    March 12, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    My daughter dressed up as Hermione Granger

  34. Christina Palmer
    March 14, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    My Grandson will be going as Harry Potter

  35. Liam Bishop
    March 16, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Captin Hook, he loves the villains.

  36. March 17, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Verucca salt from Charlie and the chocolate factory

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  37. Trevor Linvell
    March 18, 2017 / 4:43 am

    Kylo Ren

  38. Clare Hubbard
    March 18, 2017 / 6:59 am

    My sons went dressed as the Gruffalo

  39. Susan B
    March 18, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    It was the BFG. She looked great.

  40. Louise ryves
    March 19, 2017 / 8:57 am

    He dressed up as mog the cat

  41. lia sturman
    March 19, 2017 / 11:24 am

    harry potter

  42. Natalie Crossan
    March 19, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    My daughter dressed up as mary poppins xx

  43. Lin martin
    March 19, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Willy winks, always he loves any excuse

  44. sharon martin
    March 19, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    we didn’t dress up for world book day

  45. Rachael ashmore
    March 19, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    My daughter dressed up as red riding hood

  46. March 19, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    We didn’t have a chance to dress up this year but next time 🙂

  47. Adrian Bold
    March 19, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Iron Man

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