For Christmas one year I designed Superhero Capes for my nieces and nephews! They were a big hit and actually pretty easy to make. The pattern I came up with was essentially a square with a hole in one corner. Each cape featured each little hero’s initial, which was a fun personal touch!
For each homemade superhero cape, I used a square piece of fabric, cut off one corner, and used a bowl to trace a circle in the opposite corner, which I then cut out. The pattern looked something like this:
For the square size, I first measured the fabric on my toddler, and then cut the appropriate “length” of square, making it a bit large so she could grow into it. I sewed two fabrics “right sides” together to make a double-sided cape, which I then turned right-side-out and stitched up the opening. As a final touch, I added top stitching all the way around the cape to keep the two fabric layers from shifting too much. However, if you wanted to make a single-sided cape, you could just hem the cape all the way around it. I attached velcro to the two sides of the collar to create the neck hole, as well as allow for kids to be able to easily remove the cape without help.
For detailing the cape, I printed out shapes to use as templates to cut my fabric. I also printed out large letters to use as templates to cut the fabric initials. I stitched around each shape and letter with a regular zig zag stitch, using a smaller stitch setting so my stitches were fairly close together.
These capes were so fun to create and are a great accessory for active little imaginations! You could come up with any combination of cape patterns or themes for any occasion!
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.