Welcome to this week’s installment of A DIY Christmas. Looking for something that will spur the imagination of a child? With today’s gift they become the superhero of their own story. Bounding over buildings (of Legos) and saving their stuffed animals from the evil washing machine.
Reversible Superhero Cape
I created my pattern by tracing a bib onto freezer paper and adding a half inch for the seam. The bib was used for the neck portion then I tapered away to give it some more body. From the back of the neck to the bottom of the cape is 20″. For an older child, make sure to increase the length and also the radius of the neck hole. If you want a pattern to print out – there are a TON on Pinterest. (I like this one as it is personalized for your child)
- 1 yard of 2 different fabrics
- Thread – I simply used white since it would look good on both of my fabrics
- 3 inches of Sew-On Velcro
- Cut 2 capes from the pattern
- Pin the two pieces with right sides facing each other
- Sew around the outside with 1/2 inch seam allowance. Make sure to leave ~3 inches open at the bottom to flip back right-side out
- Pull through the hole in the bottom and push out the corners
- Stitch around the outside with 1/4 inch seam allowance – make sure that it closes the hole at the bottom.
- Stitch the velcro onto the cape. Place one piece on side 1 and the corresponding piece on side 2 so that they will seal when crossed. I used 2″ on the kids cape and 1″ on the companion cape.
This cape took me about a half our to make.
How is your Christmas planning coming along? Have you started?