So my children were having “superhero” day at daycare last week.  Bring a superhero outfit she said.  Where does one find a superhero outfit in the middle of summer? The week before that was summer Halloween in the park.  It is hard to find costumes when it is not really Halloween.  A superhero though?  I thought, surely I can at least whip up a few superhero capes in time.  I figured I would be able to make something with the fabric I had left in my stash but upon looking I decided to go out and buy more.  I haven’t sewn in so long (hangs head).  It was all new again.  Luckily it was like riding a bike and I switched the bobbin and thread like an old pro.

Now the cape is a pretty basic design pattern wise.  I already had the visual of what it would look like – red with a yellow circle on the back with a red letter in the centre for the kids initial.  I did want to find some guidance about how big to make the cape for toddler size.  Upon searching Pinterest I settled with this tutorial for guidance on the shape of the cape.  I ended up going with a red flannel material for the outside and the letters and a yellow felt for the circle.  I used a black and white fabric I had leftover for the inside of the capes.  I stitched the letters onto the circles and then the circles on to the cape.  I used a zig zag stretchy stitch and I am sure that is the technical name of it.  It was my first ever attempt at applique and I am quite happy with how it turned out.  I used my Kamsnap snaps to finish them off.  I love these snaps.  They are so easy to use and I usually use them instead of velcro all the time.

I finished the capes pretty quickly and I am so thrilled with how they turned out and my kids loved them too.  Not too shabby for my first project in at least a year and you know what? It really made me realize how much I miss sewing and the feeling of accomplishment when you finish something.  I must get going and get my son’s quilt finished now.

And now…. lots of pictures 🙂



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