A couple of weeks ago I taught you to make a personalized superhero cape, but what cape is complete with out a coordinating mask? Now you can make the set!
This is a tutorial for those cool masks. Want to create a matching, personalized superhero cape to go with it? The tutorial for that is here.
I let my little 4 year old pick the colors on the one he is modeling…he picked red and white with yellow accents. I was thinking lime green and black or something cool like that, but oh well. Turned out pretty great anyway.
Superhero Mask Tutorial:
Here’s what you need:
A small amount of 2 colors of fabric (or you can use the same color on the front and the back)
1 package double wide folded bias tape in a coordinating color
1 piece of elastic (about 1 foot long)
Pattern pieces for mask
How to make the Mask:
This mask is different and more sturdy than most superhero masks you will see because it has a double layer of fabric. It seriously took me some major brain power to figure out how to do this. (Don’t laugh) It won’t seem all that tricky to you now, but it’s quite a feat of engineering! You have to turn it through the eye holes to make it work.
First, print out your pattern pieces. Cut 1 piece of fabric from the large pattern piece and 2 from the smaller one. They can be the same color or different, it’s up to you.
Now here is the really tricky part. I hope this makes sense.
You are going to fold the front side of the mask (the part shown in the image above) in half and pull the two ends of the small pieces from the back around so that you can sew them together on the dotted line you made earlier. Make sure you have right sides together when you do this:
Now press it flat.
To make the band for around the head, cut a piece of fabric about 22 inches by 2-3 inches and sew it together the long way:
Turn it right side out (use a safety pin pinned to one end, push it through the inside until it comes out the other end, then pull the remaining fabric through). Insert your elastic (about 12 inches) into the casing you just made and pull it through making sure to sew it in place on the starting end and then pulling the fabric down around the elastic and sewing it on the other end. Sew it in place on the mask…and you’re done! (See, I got my lime green and black mask made anyway. My 7 year old liked this one.)