How to make your own photo booth props

Make your own Photo booth props

Here on the Simply Sewing team, we love a party photo booth! Even more so when it’s one we’ve made ourselves using a few basics from our sewing kit. The second in today’s free blog birthday party projects is this fun set of DIY photo booth props.

Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how to make your your photo booth props! And for our full list of birthday plans, check out our party invite. If you’re sewing today, we want to see what you’re making! We’ve got 3 lucky dip prizes to give away to our favourite photos of your sewing table adventures. Simply share a photo on FacebookInstagram or Twitter with the hashtag #sewbirthday to be in with a chance to win!

DIY photo booth props

You will need..

Moustache

  • Felt: charcoal, 14x14cm (51/2×51/2in)
  • Bondaweb: 7x14cm (23/4×51/2in)

Lips

  • Fabric: 7x10cm (23/4x4in)
  • Felt: 3mm acrylic, white 7x10cm (23/4x4in)
  • Bondaweb: 7x10cm (23/4x4in)

Crown

  • Fabric: 16x22cm (6x9in)
  • Felt for the hat band: white, 17x5cm (63/4x2in)
  • Felt: 3mm acrylic, white 16x22cm (6x9in)
  • Bondaweb: 16x22cm (6x9in)

Glasses

  • Fabric: 10x18cm (4x7in)
  • Felt: 3mm acrylic, white 10x18cm (4x7in)
  • Bondaweb: 10x18cm (4x7in)

For all the props

  • Bamboo skewer
  • Strong clear adhesive
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Basic sewing kit

We’ve used: Glitz fabrics by Michael Miller, see EQS for stockists.

Notes

Download our shape templates here

Making the moustache

Step one: Place the Bondaweb paper side up over the moustache template and trace over it.

Step two: Cut the felt in half then place the traced Bondaweb paper side up in the centre of one piece and press firmly into place.

DIY photo booth props step 1

Step three:Cut out the moustache along the drawn lines.

Step four: Remove the paper backing from the Bondaweb then place it on top of the felt. Press into place.

Step five: Topstitch around the outer and inner edges close to the edge of the fabric.

Step six: Cut out the felt all the way around the edge of the fabric.

DIY photo booth props step 2

Step seven: Stick a bamboo skewer to one side of the back of the moustache to complete.

Making the lips

Step one: Place the Bondaweb paper side up over the lips template and trace over it.

Step two: Place the traced Bondaweb paper side up on the wrong side (WS) of your fabric and press firmly into place. Cut out along the drawn outer and inner lines.

Step three: Remove the paper backing from the Bondaweb then place it fabric side up on top of the felt. Press into place.

DIY photo booth props step 3

Step four: Topstitch around the outer and inner edges, close to the edge of the fabric.

Step five: Cut out the felt all the way around the edge of the fabric, snipping carefully on the inner lines to create neat curves.

Step six: Stick a bamboo skewer to one side of the back of the lips to complete.

Making the crown

Step one: Place the Bondaweb paper side up over the template and trace over it. You need to trace the hat band separately from the hat.

Step two: Place the traced Bondaweb paper side up on the WS of your fabric and press firmly into place. Press the hat band piece onto the hat band white felt. Cut out along the lines.

Step three: To decorate the circles on the top of the crown, we pressed a square of Bondaweb to the back of five gold dots on some spare fabric, then cut these out and pressed them on top.

DIY photo booth props step 4
Step four: Remove the paper backing from the Bondaweb then place it fabric side up on top of the felt. Press into place.

Step five: Topstitch around the edges of the fabric.

Step six: Cut out the felt all the way around the edge of the fabric. If making the hat, press the felt band into position on top and topstitch into place.

Step seven: Stick a bamboo skewer to the back.

Making the glasses

Step one: Place the Bondaweb paper side up over the glasses template and trace over it.

Step two: Place the traced Bondaweb paper side up on the WS of your fabric and press firmly into place. Cut out along the drawn lines.

Step three: Remove the paper backing from the Bondaweb then place it fabric side up on top of the felt. Press into place.

Step four: Topstitch around the the outer and inner edges close to the edge of the fabric.

Step five: Cut out the felt around the edge of the fabric, snipping carefully for neat curves.

Step six: Stick a bamboo skewer to the back.

Make your own photo booth props