Monday, December 20, 2010
Super Capes for My Super Heros
I love to give a handmade gift to each of my nephews for Christmas. This year, I decided to make SUPER HERO CAPES! They were so fun to create and the boys loved them. Check out the photos and easy how to below.
I created a pattern for these capes out of butcher paper before cutting the fabric.
For the background pieces I used solid colors of flannel. Adding the boys individual names to each cape made them a little more unique.
I freehanded the "Pow" shapes out of yellow felt (you can do it!)
After ironing letters and pieces onto the flannel, I stitched through each piece to give it extra support and a fun whimsical look.
This is the inside flannel for the capes. I added a little felt heart in the bottom inside corner of each cape to remind the boys how much I love them.
After sewing on all of the elements and sewing the cape together, I added a little ball trip to the bottom edge.