Monday, August 1, 2011

Simple Superhero Capes

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This spring I made some quick and easy capes for Blaine and Rog. I wanted something non-specific, partly because I don't love all the character commercialization in the world but mostly because a more neutral cape= more diverse imaginative play. I settled on a soft brown fabric with chocolate grosgrain ribbon for ties and a first initial appliqued on the back.

This was a really satisfying project for an amateur seamstress like me. They were simple and quick, and turned out just how I'd envisioned.

You can make one, too. Here's how:
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***Unfamiliar with applique? Try this
(she taught me everything I know on the subject).
***Not into sewing but like this idea? You could make the whole thing out of felt and a hot glue gun and never touch a needle and thread!

Happy Monday!
xoxo
anne

5 comments:

Heather said...

How fun! My boys would LOVE this, I'm going to have my mom help me make them some.

jeanine said...

Very cute! I love these Anne!

Ivy said...

I've made these for birthday parties. The kids LOVE taking home a cape and the moms are all totally impressed with my "creativity." They are so easy, cheap, and make great gifts.

Sarah said...

I love making capes, but I usually do a snap or Velcro instead of ties; that way you don't have to worry about little people getting too caught up with ties around their necks. I love your applique initials!!

Danielle said...

Great job! Amateur schmamateur...plus you get a gold star just for getting a project done. That's always the hardest part.