How to… make a cape!

January 29, 2015

Whether your little ones want to be a spectacular superhero or beautiful Queen Elsa, a cape is simple and easy way to transform their playtime. Great for games and igniting their imaginations, capes should be an essential in any kid’s play box.

We searched the web high and low for our favourite cape-making guides, patterns and tutorials that will inspire you.

Superhero Cape by How Does She
By simply using fabric and Velcro this guide shows you how to make a great doubled-sided cape for your small superheroes. There’s a clear step-by-step guide, which is accompanied by numerous photographs so you don’t get lost along the way!

Child’s Cape Pattern & Tutorial by Craft Buds
This brilliant cape pattern and tutorial by Craft Buds is great if you’re not that efficient with a sewing machine. This cape is made from a simple pattern, which can be downloaded, material and magnetic fastenings.

No-Sew Elsa Cape by Make It & Love It
The phenomenon of Disney’s Frozen has meant you’re never too far away from a Queen Elsa or Princess Anna themed accessory, but why not create your own cape that requires no sewing and that the kids can personalise themselves? This tutorial shows you how to add snowflakes and glitter to make a wonderful and unique Frozen-inspired cape.

Personalised Superhero Cape Pattern by Crazy Little Projects
This personalised cape tutorial is a fantastic way to make capes just for your little ones. Add the first letter of their name or their favourite superhero’s logo on the back in felt to create a special cape that your child will treasure. This guide also shows you how to make a matching mask.

Reversible Superhero Cape Tutorial by Sew Scrumptious Fabrics
The reversible cape made in this tutorial is perfect for kids aged 3-8 years. It shows you how to make a double-sided cape using fantastic fabrics and logos, which will look great and is easily personalised. There are also some great superhero birthday party ideas and additional no-sew cape guide as an added bonus!

Have you seen our fantastic Make Jungle Animals and Make Safari Animals books? They are filled with great crafts for kids to make and create at home.

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