Sunday, March 21, 2010

Little Superhero Cape

Last week we were watching a Barney & Friends episode on PBS and one of the characters, I think it was BJ, was pretending to be a superhero. He was wearing a cape and my little one begged me to get one for him.

We coudn't find one locally, so I started looking online. I found some toddler's custom made capes for $35 plus shipping and handling and I thought they were on the expensive side. I also found instructions on how to make one and decided to give it a try. I bought one yard of red cotton fabric for $2 and I already had some yellow and blue felt (for design). Yay! I finally had a chance to use my sewing machine that had been collecting dust since the last time I used it to make curtains for the formal dining/living area of my home.

In the original pattern I found online they used fabric hook-and-loop fasteners but my son was complaining it was uncomfortable, so I went to J's and bought a fashion fit clip for $4. I removed the elastic fabric and then the clips were hand sewn to the cape. It is not perfect, but he loves it!!


  1. How wonderful. In his eyes, it is perfect and that is all that matters. Think of the hours of fun he is going to have being a super hero.

  2. You did a great-great job! And, your son looks just too adorable!!!

  3. Thank you. He wears it all day, every day, hahaha.

  4. Leirad,
    I have an award waiting for you on my blog. Shari (cricutrookie)
    The cape is adorable!