For years I made personalized kids superhero capes similar to these and sold them in my online business. You wouldn’t believe the demand for them. In fact, I sold so many that I got totally and completely burned out on sewing and didn’t sew for several years after that. But now I sew again and now I am going to teach you to make them.
Are you ready to learn how?
These are great because you can make them in ANY color combination, for boys or girl, and with any superhero logo on them. The best though, is when they are personalized for the kid.
I let me 4 year old pick out the colors he wanted for his cape and mask. He picked red, yellow and white.
What you need for the superhero cape:
About 1/2-1 yard of 2 colors of fabric (depends on how big the cape you are making is)
Felt in desired colors
1 inch piece of velcro
To start out, measure the child you are making the cape for from the back of the neck to wherever you want the cape to hang to. To give you an idea, this cape for my four year old measures 20″ from the base of the neck to the bottom of the cape (with an additional 5″ or so for the neck part).
So mine is 20″ from the base of the neck to the bottom of the cape and is 24″ wide across the bottom and 20″ wide across the top with those neck pieces extending about 6″ above the case of the neck part.
Make it look something like this. Trust me, your kiddo doesn’t really care how perfect the shape is, so just do what you think looks good.
Cut 2 pieces-one in each color of fabric.
Now, cut your superhero logo out of felt. I just cut that traditional diamond like shape and put the child’s initial on top of it. I am not artistic, so to help myself I print a letter out from the computer and trace around it. You can also print logos of other favorite superheros:
Pin those in place where you want them on the cape, a few inches down from the base of the neck. Using coordinating thread, sew around all of the edges of the logo.
Now, with right sides of the cape together, sew around the whole thing, leaving an opening to turn it at the base of the neck.
Remember, this week the Mask Tutorial is at Oopsey Daisy.
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