Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DIY ~ Best Cape Ever

I quite possibly am the coolest Aunt ever.
I said it.
I made the coolest cape ever for my nephew Logan.
It just so happens that his initials spell L.A.W.

- Large piece of red fabric (mine is recycled from an old ugly skirt.)
- scissors
- pins
- iron
- felt
- sewing machine
Lay your fabric out and cut the size you want (I did two feet for Logan and he is a small two year old). Also cut a long strip approximately 25 - 30 inches, that is 3 1/2 inches wide for the collar strap/tie.
Fold fabric in half and cut a triangle shape with a rounded bottom (I was making two capes at once, you only need one of these shapes)

Iron up a hem on all the edges except where the neck tie will go.
Iron you long tie piece in half and sew straight down without closing the ends.
Flip the tube inside out and iron seam flat.
Sew the neck tie on by putting both pieces raw edges together and stitching. I went over mine with a zig zag stitch so it would be extra secure and last for years!

Glad he loves it!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My Son also loves the one that Miss Shelley made for him!!! Hangs in his bed every night to keep the bad guys away!!!