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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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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!