How to Make a No-Sew Spiderweb Poncho

Abigail Sawyer | 20 Oct 2014 | DIY Projects

Short on time and money this Halloween? Grab some fun Halloween fabric, a little sequin trim and make a charming spiderweb poncho.

Thanks to crazy discounts on seasonal fabric right now, Patricia pulled this DIY Halloween costume together in 5 minutes and only spent $5!

What You Need:

2 Yards Mesh or Lace Fabric (We used this and this)

Low Temp Hot Glue Gun

Sharp scissors

74 feet Sequin Trim

Silicone Work Mat

Measuring Tape

How to Make a No-Sew Spiderweb Poncho

1. Keep fabric folded in half long ways. Hold along the fold and measure fingertip length. Cut off excess.

Halloween Spider Poncho

2. Measure from shoulder to shoulder with a cloth measuring tape. Center this measurement in your fabric and cut an oval as wide as your shoulders.

Halloween Spider Poncho

3. Cut spider web semi-circle scallops around the entire edge of the fabric. Try on poncho to check length and evenness. Go back and cut scallops deeper if necessary.

Halloween Spider Poncho

4. Now it’s time to add sequin trim to create the spider web. Cut your trim to 18 inch lengths (We used about 12). Lay out your trim spaced evenly and radiating out from the neck hole.

5. Before you use your low temp hot glue gun, place a silicone mat in between your layers of fabric. This will prevent the glue from seeping through the holes and sticking the layers to each other.

Halloween Spider Poncho

6. Glue down all of the sequin strips with the shiny side up and the “rope side” down.


7. Take more of your trim and create scallops in between the lines, following the shape of your scallop cut edge. Continue all the way around.

Optional: If you have enough trim, add more scalloped tiers below to fill out your spiderweb!

Halloween Spider Poncho

8. When the glue is dry, gently slide the fabric loose from the silicon mat.

Halloween Spider Poncho

9. You’re done! Top it off with a spider-y headband or hairpiece made with leftover fabric and you’ll be all set!

Spider Web Poncho Halloween

Get Creative!

This costume could easily be re-purposed for batman/woman, a vampire, or a black widow.

Other ideas? Tweet them to us @BlindsDotCom

No-sew spiderweb poncho

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw