Monday, May 17, 2010

Easy Superhero Reversible Cape

Wow! I'm loving these for birthday party gifts. If you can sew a bib, you can sew a cape. The cape takes less than an hour and depending on the intricacy of the superhero logo/s you choose 20-40 minutes for the logos.
  • Use a large garbage bag to trace out your pattern and add 5/8" seam allowance.
  • Cut from two coordinating fabrics. (I recommend using the same type of fabric for both sides if you are a beginner.)
  • Pin right sides together...use twice as many pins as usual if you are using a slippery fabric!
  • Sew together leaving the neckline open.
  • Remove pins and press.
  • Optional: top stitch
  • Cut length of double-sided bias tape to length or for a girl, try ironing 1" ribbon in half.
  • Pin bias tape/ribbon to neckline.
  • Sew full length of bias tape and tack ends or for ribbon, just along the neckline.
  • Optional: double stitch neckline for strength
  • Download your favorite superhero logos and create paper pattern.
  • Apply double sided fusing medium to the logo fabric using manufacturer's directions.
  • Cut out logo using Exact-o knife or scissors.
  • Apply to cape using manufacturer's directions.

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