Friday, May 7, 2010
A superhero party is going on at our house this weekend!! I have been planning and making for it all week long. One of the fun things I've been working on is a cape and mask for all the kids to wear. At first I was going to do it out of shiny fabric. But, I just couldn't find what I wanted in a price range that was right. Then I thought it might be fun for the kids to decorate the capes themselves with a logo or initial on them. Each kid is going to make up which superhero they want to be. It can be a superhero they already know...or it can be a pretend one they make up themselves. So, I decided to go with felt fabric. It couldn't be simpler then this. No sewing accept for the Velcro. So, all you non big sewers out there here is a super easy cape for you to make for your kids. This is what I did.
Buy felt by the yard. I bought in 1/2 yard increments because these are capes for smaller kids. If you want a larger cape maybe go for 3/4 yard or 1 yard. I got two capes out of 1/2 yard of fabric. Fold the fabric in half length wise and cut out a cape shape. Mine is 25 inchs in length from neckline to the bottom of the cape and 18 inches across at the bottom of the cape. I am making 12 of these and did them in all different colors.
Then buy sew on Velcro. I cut out rectangle pieces and sewed on the Velcro to the strap part.
Then walla...you are done! How easy is that. The kids will be adding a logo or initial at the party. I am sure I will post pictures when they are all done. Couldn't be simpler then this!
And here is the birthday boy with all the capes. He is pretty excited for the party!