Hello friends! One of the things I loved most about my Wednesday's Wowzers linky party was the opportunity to discover incredible talent in the blogging world. One such blog was Crazy Little Projects. Amber's sewing projects, ideas for kids and family, and incredible photography blew me away each and every week! For months, I have been dying to officially introduce you to her blog.
I know... I know you will love her and her blog as much as I do!
Hi Oopsey Daisy readers! And thanks Alison for having me as a guest poster!
I am Amber from Crazy Little Projects. I am the mom of 4 boys, so this tutorial fits perfectly into my life. I love to sew and I love to bake and I love to show off my sewing and my baking on my blog.
Every little boy loves superheros and with 4 little boys running around my house, that means superhero capes and masks are a hot commodity. I started making personalized superhero capes years ago for the online sewing business that I ran at the time. They were such a popular item I couldn't keep up with the demand. Add a mask to that? Way too cool!
This is a tutorial for those cool masks. Want to create a matching, personalized superhero cape to go with it? The tutorial for that is here.
I let my little 4 year old pick the colors on the one he is modeling...he picked red and white with yellow accents. I was thinking lime green and black or something cool like that, but oh well. Turned out pretty great anyway.
Superhero Mask Tutorial:
Here's what you need:
A small amount of 2 colors of fabric (or you can use the same color on the front and the back)
1 package double wide folded bias tape in a coordinating color
1 piece of elastic (about 1 foot long)
How to make the Mask:
This mask is different and more sturdy than most masks you will see because it has a double layer of fabric. It seriously took me some major brain power to figure out how to do this. (Don't laugh) It won't seem all that tricky to you now, but it's quite a feat of engineering!
Print out your pattern pieces. Cut 1 piece of fabric from the large pattern piece and 2 from the smaller one. They can be the same color or different, it's up to you.
Trace the eye holes on with a washable marker or chalk. Also trace the dotted line on the smaller pieces.
Pin the 2 smaller pieces on the large piece matching up the edges.
Sew around the eye holes about 1/4 inch outside the markings.
Using some nice, sharp scissors, cut out the eye holes using the markings as guides: