Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Super Cape Fit for a Hero Tutorial

Everyone, big and small wants their own personalised superhero cape!

And here is the simplest way to make one for every member of your family.

You will need
Main fabric for cape, approx. 1/4 of a metre
2x 15cm x 15cm contrast fabric
felt or cotton for superhero emblem and letter/shape

1) I have always made bulk amounts of these, so would always cut a metre into quarters to get 4 capes.
so I guess measurements would be approx. 50cm x half WOF (Width of Fabric)

2) I then over lock the 4 edges and do a double fold hem on 3 of the sides, but if you don't have an over locker just do the double fold hem.
3) Along the 4th edge, fold and sew down a casing large enough for your elastic

4) at this stage, find the centre of the back of the cape and pin and sew your super hero symbol.
For best results, don't for get the heat n bond on the back of the letter and emblem if you use cotton fabric.
I like to use a blanket stich around the edges, but zig zag stitch works nicely too.

5) thread elastic through the casing and secure in place on each edge with a few back and forth stitches.

6) Fold tab piece of fabric in half, with right sides together.
sew around the two long sides and one short side.
turn right way and tuck raw edges of short side inside itself

7) secure on the back of the cape, covering your elastic securing stitches, with a X of stitches.

8) add snaps or Velcro as closure on the tab

And you're DONE!
It's that SIMPLE!

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