Emma beans has been watching a super hero show called Word Girl and has completely fallen in love 🙂 After “flying” around the room and singing that she was a super hero I decided to ask her if she wanted some super girl hero swag. She looked at me like I was nuts! Then I said, “Emma would you like me to make you a super hero cape?” Her response?
Giddy excitement 🙂 After looking at a few YouTube tutorials – I knew this was going to be a piece of cake!
I measured my little girl, made a template with the sizes on it and got my materials out and ready!
First step was to draw out the template on the material. Since this is just play clothes I wasn’t exact in my measuring or drawing.
Before I cut out the second piece I made sure this was going to fit!\
After I cut out the second piece I ran it under the iron real quick (remember it doesn’t need to be perfect! It’s play clothes!)
Next I took a piece of felt (since it doesn’t fray) and used a bowl to cut a circle.
I hopped on the computer and printed out a letter e. I chose a lowercase because I thought it would look better with the curves of the circle! (Plus it’s easier to place in the middle!)
I put my black felt under the letter e, pinned it, and cut it out. I removed the paper e and then hand stitched the felt e onto the circle. It might be easier to use the sewing machine instead of hand stitch but I was too lazy to change out the bobbin 😉
Next I put the circle in the middle of the cape and did a quick sew line around the circle. Not perfect at all but again it’s play clothes!
I put the two pieces back to back and did a quick sew all along the edges leaving a small part at the bottom to flip it inside out. Ran it under the iron real quick, and did a fun stitch at the bottom to seal that end in.
Most people would sew all the way around for a finished look but this is supposed to be a quick easy project so just finishing of the end was good enough for me!
Next I put snaps on the ends to keep the cape on. Obviously I butchered the first snap so I did a second 😉
I like the thick straps in front with the snap – something about string just drives me crazy!
And Tada! We have a little super hero in our house! Emma is crazy in love with her cape 🙂 Her one disappoint was that she thought once she had a cape – she’d be able to fly!! Poor thing was a little flustered but she wouldn’t take it off all day!