These bat wings are a fun and really easy to make addition to any dress up box. They only took me around ten minutes to whip up with some black lycra fabric I had laying about in my sewing room. Only one seam is required which you can do by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine. Perfect for a last minute Halloween costume, just wear over black clothes for a complete bat or vampire look.
These wings can be made for a child or adult if you adjust your measurements accordingly. Only a little math is required to work out how much fabric you will need to start off with.
How To make Bat Wings:
1. You will need, black stretchy fabric (lycra/spandex is best as it doesn’t fray), scissors, measuring tape, needle and black thread or sewing machine.
Amount of fabric required:
Width = arm span from wrist to wrist (or Ax2)
Length = back of neck to waist (B) + half circumference around widest part of arm(C)
2. fold fabric in half to halve the width, (folded over sleeve allowance C is just to give you an idea of what to measure).
3. Cut out semicircle, D is the measurement from center back to shoulders. ( the bottom of the semicircle should be the length B.
4. Fold over your sleeve again and cut out scallops for edges.
5. This is how it should look when the whole thing is unfolded.
6 + 6a. Fold over the sleeve allowance C and sew where indicated. If machine sewing I recommend zig zag stitch to allow the fabric to stretch.
Wear the wings like a shrug over some black clothing and get ready to scare the neighbours. Boo!