Kids will feel like a superhero in this superhero cape. It's a easy cape to create, using either a simple sewing stitch or a line of glue -- and it's a great adult-and-kid project.
The special touch for this basic black cape is the addition of "power symbols" -- colored felt pieces that you create to show your superhero power: an eye for X-ray vision, a frog for leaping ability, an owl for wisdom.
What You'll Need
3/4-yard black, non-ravel fabric
Safety pins or Velcro
How to Make a Superhero Cape
Step 1: Cut a 3/4-yard rectangle of 45-inch-wide (or larger) black, non-ravel fabric.
Step 2: Fold over 1-1/2 inches along one edge to the inside and sew (or glue, using a thin line) close to the cut edge to form a casing.
Step 3: Thread a long piece of 1-inch-wide ribbon through the casing, leaving enough ribbon at both edges to tie a bow.
Step 4: Tack or glue the ribbon in place at the casing edges.
Step 5: Make patches by drawing a series of 3-inch circles on paper.
Step 6: Draw a "power" symbol inside each -- an owl for wisdom, a muscular arm for strength, a shoe with wings for running, a ghost for invisibility, a cat for multiple lives, an eye for X-ray vision, an ear for supersonic hearing.
Step 7: Cut the symbols and 3-inch circles from different felt colors. Glue a power symbol on each circle.
Step 8: Secure the patches to the cape -- use Velcro fasteners or safety pins.
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