Monday, April 4, 2011

Superhero Capes

My friend Amy (over at Click Clack Mom) has a little boy, Jackson, who just turned 2. For his birthday gift, I decided to re-make a superhero cape that I made for three of my nephews this past Christmas. Here's how you can make one too!

Total cost: $13 for two capes 
(not including thread, but seriously, can you beat that?)

To make these capes, I followed the directions on Puking Pastilles' tutorial but I decided to use machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant satin so it would hang nicely (found it at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 per yard). I did the Batman and Superman logos free-hand, and the letters had to be the boys' own initials instead of the generic Superman "S."

Batman cape by SweeterThanSweets Batman cape close-up by SweeterThanSweets
Superman cape by SweeterThanSweets Superman cape close-up by SweeterThanSweets


Why should girls have all the dress-up fun?

7 comments:

  1. SO cute - my boys are older and still runn around the house in capes - don't tell anyone I said that! LOL

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  2. Very creative, I bet the boys will love it:)

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  3. Those are cute. I have the feeling those capes are the kind of things kids won't ever want to take off.

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  4. Thanks everyone! I'm told the boys all love their capes... I know my nephews (and their sisters) couldn't resist wearing them at least for the rest of the party. =)

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  5. cute! my kids love them too...lovely greetings

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