Superhero Cape – Pattern and Tutorial

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Embarrassed that my daughter would run around the house with a dishtowel tucked into her shirt shouting “Super Amanda to the rescue!”, I decided to make her a cape.  I created this pattern from one of her bibs.  I wanted to keep it really simple.  You can download the pattern here: Superhero Cape.   This size worked for my daughter who is 2 years old and just under 3′ tall.

Materials

  • 3/4 yard of main fabric (this would be enough for both sides if you want)
  • 3/4 yard of fabric for the lining
  • applique or ribbon (optional)
  • sewing machine and basic supplies
  • Small piece of Velcro

Print out the pattern and tape it together.  For this, I didn’t bother to trace it onto tracing paper.  Trace one main fabric and one lining fabric on the fold and cut.

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

If you are using an applique, iron it onto the right side of the main fabric.  I used a zig-zag stitch around the edge to secure the applique.

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

On the right side of the right tab on each piece, pin or clip a small piece of Velcro.  You could also use a magnet.  I wouldn’t use a snap or button since it’s going around the neck.  Sew in place.

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

Line up the two pieces, right sides together and pin in place.

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Using a 1/4″ seam, stitch around the whole cape leaving a 4″ gap open at the bottom of the cape.

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

Clip the bottom corners and make small cuts around the curved parts of the neckline being very careful not to cut the seam.

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

Iron the seam flat.

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

Turn the cape right side out.  I used a point turner to poke out the bottom corners and a pencil to help with turning the tabs at the neck.  Iron the seam flat.  At the gap at the bottom, turn the edges under a 1/4″ and press.  (You could and maybe should slip stitch this closed but I didn’t.)  Top stitch around the whole cape and you are done!

Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial Superhero Cape Pattern & Tutorial

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