Nativity Costume

Updated: Nov 15

When George came home with a letter from nursery saying he will be playing the part of Joseph in the nursery Carol Concert, it was one of my proudest Mum moments, right up there with first words and steps. I was so excited about making a costume and The Craft Cotton Company provided me with some of their basics range to help.

This costume works great as Joseph or a shepherd, or with some fun fabric colours and combinations it could be Mary or a King too. I have made it quite big in the hope he gets a shepherd or village person at least in the school one next year. I would say these measurements will fit aged 3-5 but I have shown you how I took the measurements from George so you can make one in any size.


  • 1 metre of Cream

  • 1 metre of Brown

  • 1 metre of Brown Blender