Here is the tutorial you asked for: How to make a Super Hero Cape
Last night I started working on Lily’s. Overall, these capes take just a bit less than the length of the average football game. How’s that for precise?
What you need:
3 Colors of Satin (* indicates which color I’m referring to on the images below)
- Primary Color: 2 yards (*yellow)
- Circle/Accent Color: 1/3 of a yard – 1/2 yard depending on how big the kid is (*lt pink)
- Decoration Color: 1/3 of a yard (*raspberry)
3 colors of thread to match satin color
Lots of pins
washable ink fabric marker
Spare Fabric for design template (felt works best!)
Measure from the nape of your childs neck, down to where you want the cape to end. Start with something around 20 (for small toddlers) to 22 (for bigger toddlers) inches and adjust as needed. This will be called distance A. (For Reference: Lily’s was 19.5″)
Measure around your childs neck from the throat, around the back, to the throat again. This is so you know how big to make the neck opening.
Take your measuring tape and place the 15″ tick on the bottom pin in your fabric. Mark at the 1″ tick with a pin, and the 30″ tick with a pin. This give you an approximate width for your cape. You can make it smaller (for smaller kids) or wider (for bigger kids) as necessary. (Lily’s was 29.5″)
Measure up from top pin, 5-6″ (depending on how large you want the neck opening to be. Mark with pin.
From halfway up that small section, measure across the same distance and pin on each side.
Sketch a circle with your fabric marker. This is the neck hole opening.
Now on to the real photos
Now for the design.
*Load machine with accent color on your spool and primary color on your bobbin. (ie: Light pink on top, yellow on bottom)
*Load machine with design color on your spool and primary color on your bobbin. (ie: raspberry on top, yellow on bottom)
Add velcro to neck tabs
Wrap it up and place it under the tree
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