Dressing up in costumes isn't just for Halloween -- it's for any time you want to have fun. Whether you're a superhero or a wizard, a fairy princess or a sorceress, this safe cape will work with your costume.
Making a safe cape is easy, as long as you have help from an adult. Some basic sewing is necessary, but this cape isn't complicated -- just follow the instructions and check out the illustration.
What You'll Need:
1 yard of fabric
14 inches of elastic
Fabric paints (optional)
How to Make a Safe Cape
Step 1: Cut a triangle of fabric about 30 inches long and 30 inches wide at the bottom. Cut off the tip so that the new edge is 7 inches long. Cut points along the bottom edge to make a bat cape. Cut the elastic in half.
Step 2: Sew one end of an elastic piece to the top of one corner of the cape. Measure 6 inches down the side and sew the other end of the elastic to the cape. Repeat with the second piece of elastic.
Step 3: If you want, decorate the cape with fabric paint. Let the paint dry. Put your arms through the elastic to wear the cape.
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