Thursday, February 17, 2011

How to Make a Superhero Cape

I first found this idea at oohdeedoh. I am making them for our family Easter celebration.  The way I do our Easter egg hunt is to assign each child an egg color.  That way we can hide the eggs hard or easy depending on the age of the child.  This year I am making each of them a Superhero cape to match their egg color.     
You will need one t-shirt for each child.

First cut the sleeves off at an angle as shown. 
Then cut open the sides of the t-shirt on each side.
Lay open the shirt.
Cut away the front of the shirt about 1/4" away from the edge.
Now you have a basic cape shape.
I used Wonder Under (Iron on adhesive) to attach my decorative shapes.  I used a dessert plate to draw the circle you see and then ironed it on.  Cut around the circle and peel off the backing. 
Iron the circle on to the cape.
I made 5 of these capes so I juggled the t-shirt fabric left over from the front of the shirt to make the designs.
I made my neices "Princess Superheros"!
The boys got a lightning bolt and their initial. 
I took one of the leftover sleeves and made a "mask" for each child. 

I found all of my design shapes on the computer and printed them on cardstock.  Cut them out and then traced them onto the Wonder Under.  Remember if you use letters on yours to turn them over and trace them backwards.  Then when you iron them on you will be right.

I'm looking forward to seeing my Superhero nieces and nephews hunting for Easter eggs in their color coordinated capes!


The Zany Housewife said...

I am so impressed by these. I am seriously lacking in all sewing skills or else I'd make my daughter one.

Bev said...

What a super cute idea!! I wish I had some little ones to make these for. It's great that it just slips over their heads - that seems safe and easy.

The Zany Housewife said...

My bad. I didn't realize there was no sewing but I'd still manage to screw it up, I just know it. I would love one for the munchkin! I don't see a contact email for you so I'll give you mine...

She saw the green face mask and yelled "REE REE!" (her way of saying ribbit. She's obsessed with frogs right now)

Janie Fox said...

Man these are cute... I may try to tackle three of these. I love the idea!

laughwithusblog said...

Oh how fun! I love the idea of assigning them a color.

Debt Ditcher said...

What a wonderful idea! I bet you could turn them around and make aprons with them, too!