Do you know a super kid? Whip him up a simple Super Kid Cape for hours of imaginative fun.
- Satiny fabrics, approx 2 x 3 feet each
- Sewing machine & thread
- Safety pin
Measure your child from shoulder to knee. Add three inches. Cut your fabrics to this length, and make them 2 feet wide.
With right sides together, sew the two satiny fabric pieces together. Leave the top (it will be a short side of the rectangle) open. Turn right side out.
Cut a star from the felt. Sew onto the top layer of fabric only. (You’ll slide the top layer of fabric onto your sewing machine, the bottom layer will be underneath your sewing machine’s arm.) If you’d like, you can cut out a felt letter and sew that to the center of the star. I used a zig-zag stitch because it doesn’t pull at the fabric as much, and the overlapping stitches are very secure.
Fold in the raw edges at the top of the cape, and sew shut. Now sew another seam about 1 inch down from where you just sewed at the top. Make sure it’s wide enough to fit your ribbon, because you’ll be threading it through here. Snip open a small hole on each end of the cape’s top. Put a safety pin through your ribbon, and thread it through the pocket hem you created at the top of the cape. Cinch the cape so that it bunches. Make sure you have enough ribbon to fit comfortably around your child’s neck.
Sew velcro tabs on each end of the ribbon. Use a zig-zag stitch to sew ONE end of the ribbon in place, right at the hole you threaded it through. This will prevent the ribbon from sliding out of the hemmed pocket. Leave the other end free so that it’s easily adjustable.