My son’s birthday party is coming up and in a moment of madness I decided to make capes for all his friends. He’s big into superheroes at the moment and loves a good cape.
I copied the instructions from this blog: http://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/no-sew-superhero-cape-and-cuffs.html
BIG IMPORTANT NOTE: It says no sew superhero cape but if you want
- The kids not to choke to death and
- For the capes to be washed and used again and again
You have to do a small bit of sewing.
- Buy a material scissors. Cutting material with a normal scissors is hell. Buy a big material scissors from a material shop, mine cost £8 and it’s worth every penny. It cuts through material like a scissors cuts through paper.
- Choose your superhero cape colour. I’m making multiple capes so I bought multi-pack t-shirts from Sports Direct. They worked out at £2 each. For my 5 year old a Men’s Large was about the right size to go just behind his knees. I got a pack of mediums for the small people in his class (He’s quite tall, they all look like midgets to me)
- Cut up the t-shirt from the bottom. Cut as far as in as the sleeves – you’re cutting these off completely. I used the back of the t-shirt so the size tag was still visible so you knew which t-shirt you should give to which
- Cut around the front of the collar
- Cut the collar in the middle at the front – DO THIS. Do not be responsible for sending a child home with a choking device. The collar needs to pop open if they get themselves stuck. Velcro is your best option.
- Sew on some velcro to each side of the collar. I put the velcro right on the edge so there’s plenty of room for the kids to slip the cape off without opening the velcro – cause that’s what kids do. It doesn’t have to look pretty. The kids are going to love it no matter what. I used a sewing machine as I had a lot of capes to do. You can get velcro you iron on but it doesn’t wash well.
Hand out capes to children. Enjoy!
This is my (tall) almost 3 year old with a Men’s Medium – probably too long. Maybe bring the scissors to the party to make last minute alterations. But keep them safe. Those things are massive, heavy and lethal in small hands.