Tuesday 25 March 2014

How to Make a Superhero Cape

The other day it was my friends little boys birthday and I was stuck on what to get him. I know that he loves dressing up and thought he would love a little superhero cape. It turned out to be really easy to make and didn't take too long at all. 

What you will need to make the cape:
  • two pieces of fabric ( i used felt) measuring 50cm by 80cm
  • sewing machine or a needle and thread
  • Pins or tape to keep fabric together whilst sewing
  • scissors 
  • pritt stick 

I firstly drew with a crayon the outline of the cape then cut out the shape, It came up a bit shorter than I liked but as this was for a toddler I left it as it is. Then cut out the other pieces of fabric using the first as a template.

Then I sewed the two pieces of fabric together I ended up sewing by hand in the end but I think it would be stronger by sewing machine.

I then cut out the design on the back with the left over fabric and glued them on with prit stick. You could sew them on to make it more durable. 

 This is the finished product I was impressed at how easy it was to make and will make again for my own children. I ended up cutting the loop at the top to make it so it could be tied together. Lovely little inexpensive gift for a toddler, you could even make it our of left over fabrics around the home.

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