My little nephew Orin requested a superhero cape for Christmas. Since I’m the crafty aunt, my sister asked if I’d be willing to make one for him. These are the kinds of gifts I love to make, it’s so much fun picking out fabrics, trying to figure out the perfect design, and adding those little touches that set it apart from a store bought item. I decided that a proper superhero should have not one, but two identities. So I made his cape reversible, so he could be super blue or super red.
One of the reasons I like making gifts instead of buying them is because they can be personalized. His favorite colors are red and blue and I decided he couldn’t be a random superhero. So I included his name on the back -BAM-.
It’s cut out of felt and stitched on, I know this cape will be getting lots of wear and tear since he’s an active little boy. I figured gluing wouldn’t last long enough, and beside stitching allowed me to add a little extra -ZOW- by stitching it on it a different colored thread.
The stitching around the edge is also alternating colors, the thread is blue on the red side and red on the blue side.
And since a superhero isn’t complete without a mask -POW- I made a mask and laser wristlets (which are also reversible).
Since we celebrated our family Christmas yesterday, Orin got his gift. Mr Chiots got this great photo of him seeing himself in his costume. This cape and mask will go beautifully with the wooden sword and shield his sisters made him for Christmas.
I spent about $5-$6 total on this gift and it took me about an hour to make. Mr Chiots has fond memories of his superhero cape as a kid, I’m sure Orin will have the same great memories. My favorite toy as a kid was a weaving loom, I made all kinds of wonderful things with it.
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