Monday, March 26, 2012

Easy Sew/No Sew Super Hero Cape Tutorial


The little dudes in this house live and breathe all things super hero.


So naturally we had a super hero themed party for their birthdays.


In another installment of what was I thinking when I committed to making all these party favors, I made capes for our guests.


Since fleece won't ravel and doesn't need to be hemmed, they're easy enough that I made a dozen the night before the party in just one evening.

These capes won't actually make you fly, but it would be cool if they did.

What you'll need:

fleece, about 24 x 30 inches
a contrasting color fleece scrap, about 6 x 6 inches, large enough to cut a star or other applique shape
small pair (1 x1 inch-ish) of sew on (don't try to sew through sticky back on your machine!) Velcro


And this is what you do (I made these so long ago I didn't take process pictures):



 

If you'd like to make this in a no-sew version, just substitute the sew-on Velcro with sticky back Velcro and use fusible web to attach the applique.



ps.  Our cape wearing friends are aged 6 and under...if your child is older/taller, adjust your measurements to size.

xoxo

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16 comments:

  1. Fabulous and quite a bit easier than the one I made for my buddy.
    I like the star :)

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  2. Um.... You might not want to try no-sewing this.... Fleece melts....

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  3. Great tutorial (and idea), thanks! I'm going to save this one... my baby is only 7 months, but I'm pretty sure we will play super-heros one day!
    margarida

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  4. Hello! I found your blog while Googling capes for my son's 6th birthday in August. It's gorgeous! I love the colours you've chosen and the star applique. Will let you know how I get on!

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  5. GREAT idea for a party favor!!! Turned out cute! I think that you did a great job, especially considering how many you made!!!

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  6. How long did you make them? I am going to make them as favors for my sons superhero birthday party in 2 weeks! So excited! These are great!!

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  7. Super cute~love the stars! It's great for kids to know they are super stars!

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  8. u are brilliant...thank you!!! i glued a letter on over (and within) the star for the birthday boy for added cuteness.

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  9. These are adorable! I'm totally going to modify to make witch capes for my daughters this Halloween. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are adorable. I'm totally going to tweak a little and make witch capes for my daughters' Halloween costumes! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Thanks again for the tutorial--here's how my witch capes turned out! http://thrifterindisguise.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-witch-costume-part-2-fleece.html

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  12. Thank-you thank-you thank-you what an amazing idea for a birthday party! I love it :-)

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  13. Thank-you thank-you thank-you, what a brilliant idea for a birthday party :-)

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  14. Great idea! So simple and I am sure the kids will love them. I am using star-patterned fleece and skipping the applique...even easier :) Thank you so much for sharing your idea.

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