Superman Capes


I am "super" excited about this little tutorial!!  This Father's Day, we will be celebrating in super-hero style!  One of our silly traditions is to dress up and celebrate Father's Day in some goofy way.  So this is how we will be celebrating Father's Day... each of us with our own superman capes!

I did a few quick measurements on the hubs (top secret, of course!), Little Man, and myself.  I measured neck circumference (for the hole of the cape), width across the shoulders, width across the back, and the length from shoulders to end of back.  I added a few extra inches to all my measurements to make them extra big.  I folded my felt and cut it to the appropriate length.  Then I cut snips at my bottom and top (using my measurements for back width at bottom and shoulder width at the top).  I cut a straight line between my two snips to give it a cape shape.

Using my neck circumference, I cut a hole (still folded) for the head.

Because I wanted our capes to be double thickness for extra durability, I used the first cape as my pattern and cut out a second!

I printed off a superman logo and cut it apart so that I could use it as a pattern.  I made a smaller pattern for Little Man's cape and a larger pattern for the adult capes.

I pinned everywhere and sewed the 2 layers together.


Sewing around the logo was a little tricky, but if I can do it, so can you!

Last thing!  I snipped the neck apart and added 2 velcro squares so it could attach easily.

I just had to see Little Man in his cape!  So tonight, he strutted his stuff in super-baby style before going to bed.  Doesn't he look adorable in his Elmo slippers and Superman cape??  One thing is for sure, this is one SUPER kiddo.

And that's it!!  This was the easiest thing I have made in a long, long time.  And I know Little Man will only enjoy it more and more as he gets older!  I can't wait to surprise Super- hubs with our cheezy-ness on Father's Day!

Have a super DUPER week!
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Comments

  1. michelle b @ every little thing says:

    that is just so super duper cute!! i can see bibs looking great as well!!

    awesome idea…i used to have a slightly abnormal crush on superman periphenalia in high school!! :)
    stop by for a jewelry giveaway!!
    xoxo

  2. What a SUPER idea for father's day! Love it

  3. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Adorable! I want to see a family pic once Father's Day rolls around. :)

  4. The pictures of your little one in the onesie and the cape are precious!

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  5. They turned out so cute! I love that you have a theme for Father's Day. So fun!

  6. Stephanie Lynn says:

    Goodness – These are super cute! My little guy would love this! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  7. So ADORABLE! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  8. What a fun family tradition!

  9. This is a fantastic idea!!!
    How super cute and happy is that baby!!!!!
    =)

  10. That is SUPER adorable! I love how easy and yet so professional looking it turned out! Oh your little boy is so precious and looks so excited!

  11. C.R.A.F.T. says:

    thanks for linking up to MMM… I LOVE this idea for father's day :)

  12. [email protected] says:

    Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

    http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

    ~Ela

  13. Oh, I love it!! What a fun tradition!

    Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  14. so precious! daddy's little guy!

  15. Very cute cape and thanks for the tut.

    Hope you can visit me somtimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

    http://pittypatpaperie.blogspot.com/2010/06/money-box-gift-idea.html

  16. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    He is so cute!

  17. Suzanne says:

    Very cute! I'll have to make a few of these for my grandkids!

  18. Staci J says:

    Those are soo cute Alison!! Great job!

  19. You know that I love these! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  20. What a great tradition and this looks so fun. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  21. Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity says:

    Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! Just in case you missed it I featured these today on my father's day gift roundup. Enjoy your weekend!

  22. That is AWESOME!! Perfect for DaD! :) LoVe those cupcake toppers too :) I think I am going to have the kids make that logo on a huge sugar cookie! Thanks for the FuN idea…and for linkin' up on my I {heart} DaD link!! :)

  23. [email protected] says:

    Thanks so much for linking up to Pajama Party at Life In My Pjs!!

    ~Ela

  24. This is such a adorable idea! Thanks for sharing. I will be linking to your great ideas for Super Daddy Day.

  25. Cute! what a fun tradition.

  26. Heather Bredimus says:

    Hi! I found your blog off of Today's Creative Blog! I love your craft! I can't wait to make these for my boys! Maybe one in blue, the other in red? You are so talented! I just signed up to be your 854th follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at http://www.modernfamilymagazine.com

    -Heather-

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