A little while ago, my mother bought my son a pair of Batman pajamas that have a velco cape. My little guy LOVED it. He wanted to wear it all the time. That’s totally fine with me, except that it only velcoed onto the one shirt. Every so often, the thing has got to get washed. I remembered that when I was little, my grandma had made a super hero cape that my brothers and I loved. I decided that I would make one for my kids.
This project involves a little bit of applique which can be a little intimidating to some, but I find that if I use a little heat n’ bond, it is much easier.
Let’s get down to business.
Here are the supplies you need:
1 yard each of two different fabrics
1 square of velcro
heat n’ bond
Here is your pattern. It’s pretty crappy, but you get the idea:
Fold your fabric in half. Using the pattern to measure and cut out the material. You are cutting only half of the cape, so don’t cut along the folded side.
Do the same thing with your second fabric. Use the first piece as your pattern so they are the same size. You should end up with two piece of fabric that each look like a cape.
Cut a square a little bigger than the symbol you want on the cape. Iron the heat n bond to it. To do this, make sure the paper side of the heat n bond is up.
Put it on top of your square. Don’t pull apart the heat n bond at this point. Iron using medium heat. Do this to a square of both colors of fabric.
Cut out your symbols. I went with an A because it is the first letter of my little guy’s name. On the other side, I used a star. I didn’t use a pattern at all, I just used chalk to draw it out and cut it. It’s not perfect, but I wanted it to look that way.
Peel the paper off of the heat n bond. Place the symbol onto the cape fabric. Make sure it is place correctly, and then iron it on. Do the same with the other side.
Your next step is to sew on the applique. Go slow and stay as close to the edges of the applique as you can.
After your applique is sewed on, it’s time for the velcro. Put one piece on the top right of each cape.
Once you get the velcro in place, pin both sides of the cape together, wrong sides facing in.
Sew them together, but make sure you leave a hole big enough for you to be able to turn it right side out.
Turn it, and sew the hole up.
Enjoy your cape!
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