Superhero capes have been on my “to-make” list for ages, and since one of my goals for July was to make dress-up clothes for Johnny, I figured it was time to give it a go. Of course, it’s more fun to be a superhero if you have fellow superheroes to hang out with, so all three kids got capes.
I had each kid lie on their selected color of felt, and I cut out a cape shape, going up over the head. No pictures because I knew keeping the kids STILL on the felt was a very time-sensitive endeavor! The section that went over their head was then cut out to make a head hole. The finished piece of felt looked a lot like this, with slightly less squiggly lines:
We attached velcro to keep the cape on. You could also use a button, although I like the fact that velcro WILL come undone if another child starts yanking on any given superheroes cape.
Then initials for each child were cut out of a second color of felt (all colors were chosen by the kids, if you didn’t guess already!) and hand-stitched on.
Emma stitched her own letter on (see above). I stitched on Johnny’s and Lily’s. Lily immediately demanded that her letter be removed. So she has a letter-less cape, which she typically chooses not to use. Maybe someday, but in the meantime we have two very active superheroes in our home!
Need help? Super-Johnny to the rescue!