This easy superhero cape tutorial can be adjusted for any size! With a few quick measurements, sewing and imagination your super hero will be saving the day in no time! Plus this cape has an amazing super power of it’s own – turn it around and if works as a comfortable blanket over safety restraints in the car!
You will need:
Fleece in 2 colors ( measurements will vary depending on size of cape – in the pattern example I used cuddle fabric, this is optional)
Quarter inch elastic
1 inch elastic
rotary cutter, ruler and mat
505 temporary adhesive (optional)
Download the free pattern, tutorial below.
1 – Design the dimensions of your cape
2 – Build the logo (optional)
3 – Make the straps
4 – Attach and reinforce the straps
Because straps get tugged on a lot, I like to sew them onto one side of the cape first and then sew over them again when I sew the two pieces together for extra reinforcement. Pin the straps on the top of the cape at an angel ( see picture). Sew on suing a .5 inch seam allowance.
5 – Sew the lining to the cape.
Pin the back side of the cape to the front (the straps should be sandwiched in between) be sure to leave a 4 inch gap in the bottom for turning) . Sew all the way around the cape using a .5 inch seam allowance ( be sure to leave your turning gap open).
6 – Add elastic to the top
To make the cape come in at the top We’re going to add elastic. Take the 1 inch elastic peice you cut and pin one side to just inside one strap and pin the other side to just inside the other strap. Sew each end.
7 – Finish up