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!)
You can die-cut letters from felt at many paper crafting stores. *Hint- put your felt on adhesive backing before die-cutting and your life will be much easier

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.

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