DIY Superhero Cape Party Favors

Here’s a quick summary of the recent Superhero-related posts:

For J’s recent superhero birthday party, I decided to make capes as party favors. I always try to make one bigger gift instead of goody bags with lots of small items.

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

The capes were very simple to make, though I will admit that making them for 10 kids took longer than I anticipated. It all worked out, though, and it was adorable to see all the little heroes running around our house and yard in their super capes! J and L wanted to be Superman and Batman, so I made them capes specifically for that, but the rest of the capes were a mix of fun colors and patterns.

You can make your own cape pattern that fits kids from about two to seven years old:

Materials:

  • For the body of the cape, I cut a piece of fabric that was 32″ long. It was 29″ in wide at bottom, tapering to 19″ wide at top, and I cut a curve for the neckline.
  • The neckline is finished with bias binding in a matching color to the body of the cape.
  • For the accent fabric, I cut a strip of fabric that was 5″ wide and 29″ long.
  • I used a short section (about 1 inch) of velcro for the top.

Instructions:

  • I ironed down a 1/2″ hem on both long sides of the accent fabric strip and sewed it to the body of the cape, near the bottom edge.
  • I finished the neckline of the cape with bias binding
  • I hemmed the bottom and sides of the cape
  • Finally, I added velcro to the top corners to close the cape.

I love the variety of each of these. I even made a little baby version for my “niece” C.

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

C’s baby cape is so cute!

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

Birthday boy, also known as Superman!

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

The kids have been wearing their capes all around our home and beyond.

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

Super baby!

DIY Superhero capes for a birthday party! Jewels at Home

You don’t have to make the capes yourself to have a fun costume party. I have found great costumes of all kinds at low prices on Zulily:

Have fun saving the world, little ones!  Happy birthday, J!

“Jewels”

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