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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Superhero Capes

I made Ethan and Addison both a superhero cape for Christmas.  I used this tutorial from Puking Pastilles and they turned out perfectly.  I didn't add any embellishments to the backs since I used patterned fabric.  These were some of my first few sewing projects and they are a great way to get your feet wet if you're just starting out.  The kids really like them and since the neck in them is very loose they will last for many years to come.

BUT, if I were to make them again I probably wouldn't use velcro for the fastening at the neck.  It really bothers my kids and they are constantly pulling at it because it's scratching them.  I would use a button or a snap or alter the neck pieces a bit and do a ribbon tie of some kind.  I might even try to fix theirs, although I have no idea how I'd do it...

The fabric for the back of his cape was just perfect and paired so well with the bright yellow lining.

 
Why does my daughter look like she's 12 years old from the back?  Stop growing, please!

3 comments:

D said...

Love them! Sadly the velcro is probably the safest option since it will tear apart if it got hung up on anything.

Jenna said...

Those are so cool!You should sell these, i seem to always buy capes for people for birthdays. Yours are so cool, and personal!

Donna said...

Hi Anissa!
Great job on the capes! So cute!!!

I replied to your post on this link:
http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/02/fresh-ground-wheat.html

You can email me anytime!
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Blessings!
-Donna-

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