Check out the superhero capes I made for my niece and nephew for Christmas. Want to make your own? Here are the tutorials I researched and used when making these cool capes and masks.
- I used the blog by Lara from HowDoesShe to help me get an idea on how to make the basic cape. I knew I wanted a bigger neck for my nephew, so I increased the neck measurement in the tutorial to about 6 inches.
- I researched tons of images and found this image that I liked for the B. I did some more research and found this free font that I liked called BadaBoom BB. You can find it on dafont.com. I chose a font size to fill the whole page and printed it out.
- I appliquéd the felt circles (dinner plate) and letters before sewing the front and back of the cape (right sides together).
- Follow this link for a couple of great mask templates. I used two layers of felt to help make the masks sturdy. Rather than cutting holes like the mask suggested, I just attached elastic. I researched the average size head for a child the age of my niece and nephew and subtracted the mask length. I cut the elastic to add the difference. Example: If a child’s head is 20 inches. 20 inches – 9 inches (length of mask) = 11 inches (length to cut elastic). My niece’s mask elastic ended up being a little big… her mom easily took in the extra when it arrived at her house.
- So that’s it. Easy peasy. My nephew enjoyed his cape and mask so much he wore it for days. That makes me smile.
Enjoy the Dance! ;D
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