Custom Superhero CapesLucinda Winston
When you make custom pieces as gifts for the kids, adding clothing labels featuring fun lettering and their names finishes off the product. Making a simple cape is not hard, and you can add lettering on it with scrap material, if you would like.
- Gather two colors of material in 3/4 yard amounts and lay both materials folded in half on top of one another on a flat surface. Grab the finished edges of the top fabric and pull it down towards the folded side. Stop when there is about 4 inches of fabric left at the corner.
- Cut the top fabric along the fold. When finished, cut across where the top and bottom fabrics meet.
- Draw a curved line over the top of the material that is left. This serves as a neckline. Cut along that line.
- Take the scraps from the first cut and measure out four strips of fabric 2 1/2 inches wide by 16 inches long.
- Put the wrong sides of 2 strips together and pin them for sewing. Do this to all the strips. Sew along the 2 long sides and one short side. Snip the edges and turn the fabric right side out. Use chopsticks to make the corners stick out.
- Place the straps under the top fabric a 1/2 inch from the top, with the open end sticking out by 1/2 inch. Sew around the outside of the cape, leaving 5 inches of the neckline open. Snip edges, and then turn onto the right side. Use the chopsticks to make pointy edges again, and sew the neckline shut.