Friday, April 24, 2009

How to make a Cape!

So I told a few of you I would tell you how to make an awesome cape. My friend told me how and I am using the one's I made as examples for our Terrific Tuesday night. Instead of a Super Saturday we are having Terrific Tuesdays for the month of May. We will have speakers some nights and crafts others. We will also be making tutu's and pies in a jar which are single serving pies in canning jars. I will tell you how to make those once I attend those nights and find out how! In the mean time here is the cape.
What you will need is a yard of fleece, square of felt and two velcro patches.
You start with the yard of fleece. Fold it in half and cut in the shape of the picture above.
You then open it so that it is flat and you take a large cup or small bowl and cut a hole out of the top. You then cut a bit out as seen in the picture above.
Then sew on velcro patches. It is best to use two so it will stay on tight while they are running around.
Then you take the felt square and cut it into any shape your kid wants and then cut their initial out of the middle of that shape and sew it on to the back.
And here is the finished product...very fashionable super hero's! The girls love theirs. They really like wearing them with undies only!


Tiffiny said...

Awesome! I'm going to make them for Drew and Mason. Thanks!

Gail said...

Really cool and clever, and that's so fun for the threesome. You are amazing.

I visited one of our shut-ins last week and she's making what she call a bug jar quilt. Kinda like the whack and stack Ruth made but the squares have jar shaped fabrics with a variety of "bugs" - ants, caterpillars, snakes, etc., and then all the lids of of the same fabric.

Your Terrific Tuesdays idea is great!

Johnny/Jewel/Hayden/Raygen said...

Wow, you are so talented and creative!! The girls are getting so big : )

brenda said...

I just showed Maia, so now I have to do this! We'll see if I can pull it off...

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Really cute girls and capes.

brenda said...

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r said...

Oh my gosh! Those are sooo cute! I'm totally making one for Hazel :)

And if you do learn to make tutu's, let me know how!!

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Look at those girls' hair in the pictures with the capes. You couldn't have gotten more variety if you'd tried. Those pictures make me want to give Kate a hug!