No-Sew Captain Hook Costume From a T-Shirt

How to make a No-Sew Captain Hook Costume From a T-Shirt!

Nothing like last minute work to get your creative juices flowing.  It was the day before their Halloween party and we still had not discussed the costumes.   When I asked them this was their responses: Captain Hook, Peter Pan and a Pirate.

I had no time to sew nor was I in the mood, this is what I came up with for Captain Hook. After the party, it went into their costume bin and it still gets used for their pretend play.

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How to make a No-Sew Captain Hook Costume From a T-Shirt

It’s easy and cost effective! You may find a few affiliate links below for your shopping convenience and I get a tiny portion of the proceeds, which helps keep us up and running!

What you need is a T-shirt you don’t mind cutting up. You can also use a polo shirt.

You can leave the sleeves on but we wanted it to be a sleeveless coat.


  •  Glue for fabric or silicone glue (here)
  • Red Tee or polo
  • Gold ribbon, Black ribbon
  • Black felt for the bottom trim

1. Cut the tee as shown in the picture above. Down the middle and cut the sleeves off.

2. Use the black felt and cut out a long rectangular shape. This will go around the bottom of Captain Hooks coat.  Then glue using fabric glue or silicone glue. Glue the black felt to the bottom of the t-shirt.

3. Then glue the black ribbon down the middle of both sides. This gave it a more clean look and it covered up the raw cut edges.

4. Next add gold ribbon and glue it over the bottom where the black felt and the t-shirt meet.

5. Then glue small strips of gold ribbon down the middle of the coat as shown above.

This captain hook costume took me about 20 minutes to complete. You can also use a hot glue gun if you don’t have fabric or silicone glue.  The pirate hat was a bit more complicated for me to make and my son didn’t even end up using it, blah.

no sew captain hook costume

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  1. What a great idea… I can’t sew so anything no sew is always welcomed ! thank you so much for taking the time to share and link…we appreciate it…xo Lucy

  2. What a clever idea to cut up a jacket! Awesome job. My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.)

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  4. Luv it and its cheap to make and fast I’ve been looking for a coat for my grandson 1st birthday it will be a pirate theme as well thanks so much love it

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  8. Oh my goodness I totally made this for my brother who was visting from out of state and wanted to fit our family theme it turned out amazing! Although I used permanent double sided tape to put it together because I didn’t want to mess with glue. Thank you so much!!!!!

    • Liz, So glad it worked out for you all! Yes, permanent double sided tape will also do the trick. I’ll add that to my post. Thanks for the tip. ~mari

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