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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Super Hero Cape Tutorial

 This cape took me about 15 min to make and only cost about $2.00 and that's not because I'm super fast or skilled it's just EASY!  As a mom of four this is the kind of project I can deal with.

My inspiration for this project was because I often find my little boy dressed up like this...

In his defense his big sister helps him into these lovely ensembles!

One of his favorite things in the summer is running in the dirt and seeing the trail of dust behind him.  He has been asking to run in the dirt a lot lately, sadly in the middle of February in Idaho that's not a possibility.  Now with his new fancy cape he can run and watch it fly behind him!

I think it's safe to say he loves his new cape

Getting the mail is much more fun when you're SUPER Dan

Simple felt logo

 You will need about one to two yards of fabric, depending on the size of your cape.  Mine only took 3/4 of a yard of each color.  Fold your fabric in half and use a fabric marker to make this shape with both pieces of fabric.

Then lay them out flat, right sides together and pin.

Now sew along the edge using a 1/4" seam allowance being sure to leave an opening on the bottom or side for turning right side out.

When you're finished sewing turn right side out and pin your opening closed and sew it can just sew the opening shut or continue all the way around the cape to make it look nice an finished.

I used Velcro for the closure but you could use whatever you have on hand like snaps, button, tie, elastic..etc.

Now for the logo
  There are a lot of ways this can be done fabric paint and freezer paper, applique or when you're in a big hurry... felt and a glue gun!  I used this technique on my Incredibles Costumes about two years ago and they have held up really well, even going through the wash a lot. 

Make a  template out of paper,  lay it on the felt and trace around with a fabric marker, cut out and glue on cape with hot glue. (high temp.)

And that's it!
In about 15 min you have a great cape and happy little boy or girl!


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