Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Superhero Cape

Last weekend, I was invited to a "Superhero Party" for a 4-year old. I wanted to make something special for the birthday boy so I decided to sew him his very own Superman cape. 

I have seen a lot of superhero cape tutorials over the internet, but this one by Georgia Leigh is the best because it provides clear instructions and a free pattern for the applique. 

I started by tracing the applique on red felt and cutting it. I then stitched the applique to the yellow felt using the zigzag stitch on my machine

Close up of the zig zag stitch

After finishing the applique, I cut 2 pieces of fabrics for the cape - blue for the outer layer and red for the lining. 

I stitched the applique to the right side of the outer fabric (blue) and pinned both the outer fabric and the lining right sides together. 

I sewed the two fabrics together but left a 4 inch opening at the bottom to turn it inside out. After turning, I ironed it and stitched all the way around. 

Outer fabric

 I then attached 2 pieces of velcro on both sides of the neck ties to make it easy to put on and take off. 
 And here's the finished product. 
I hope the birthday boy likes the cape as much as I enjoyed making it for him. 

Happy Sewing!


  1. Virna, any super hero would be super excited about this cape. I remember buying a Batman cape for one of my grandsons when he was little and he wore it morning, noon, and night. I think you did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  2. Hi! Visiting from a link party. This is super cute! What a great gift! Did the birthday boy love it? I bet he did! :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. it just opened! :)

  3. What a great gift! The birthday boy will love it! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  4. This is an awesome gift! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!



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