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Custom Superhero Capes

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. Cut the top fabric along the fold. When finished, cut across where the top and bottom fabrics meet.
  3. Draw a curved line over the top of the material that is left. This serves as a neckline. Cut along that line.
  4. Take the scraps from the first cut and measure out four strips of fabric 2 1/2 inches wide by 16 inches long.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

For more sewing label information and tutorials, contact us at It’s Mine Labels!