Super hero cape shirts :)

Posted on 10:15 pm

My kids are really into super heroes. Not any particular one, but they love to pretend to be superheroes. What kid doesn’t like wearing a cape & running around? So instead of just making them capes, I decided to attach them to a shirt.

First, I let both my kiddos pick out their fabric.  My daughter chose princesses while my son chose Star Wars. Then, I just found 2 plain shirts out of my stash. Measure the back of the neck of the shirt. Then figure out how long you want the cape to be. I chose mine to hit just below the shirt. Not too long so they can sit on it though.

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Then, I made a pretty simple pattern. I made a half pattern so the cape would be symmetrical. Notice how I curved it at the top? That’s so it wraps around the shirt collar easily. Make sure you only do half the collar measurement since the pattern is half the size of the cape.

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Fold your fabric, & cut your cape piece.

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Hem all the way around your cape.

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I folded it twice so the edges are in cased in the fabric. Sew the cape onto the shirt. I sewed it upside down like this so you wouldn’t see the seam.

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You could stop here & have a happy little camper but I decided to personalize my shirts. I used my computer to create some super hero appliques. I printed my designs on printable fabric.

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I normally would buy the fusible printable fabric, but this was sew-on fabric. I decided to iron it to heat n’bond to make it an iron-on patch.

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Now that it’s securely in place, you could leave it. But I sewed mine.

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My little superheroes are ready to save the day :)

 

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