Last week, I made and mended children’s superhero capes for a family friend. Her sons wore them everywhere as kids, one of them even suffered through a bike accident, and she requested that I make her several new capes to give as gifts. These make fantastic gifts for a two or three year old. Their imagination’s are just beginning to develop making for some excellent playtime. When I was a kid, I used anything, sheets, pillowcases, or blankets, tied around my neck to become a superhero. My inspiration came from these two well-loved capes.
Want to learn how to make a superhero cape?
The Materials: (To make one cape)
Of course, no sewing adventure is complete without a buddy.
First, I measured my inspiration cape. I decided to make mine 24 X 28.
I made a bias tape out of my fabric to make the neck piece. Then I sewed two pieces of velcro on each end. I placed the scratchy side of the velcro away from the neck to avoid scratchy rashes on each cape’s final owner.
I love them so much that I’m already planning our superhero costumes for next Halloween. Who could resist a kitten in a cape? Japhy has already turned this idea down though. Oh well, he just won’t get a vote!