Super M!

My son wants his own island playmat. And he’s been after me everyday asking about his playmat….

Yesterday was a rough day. I needed to make something (for my own sanity) and I need to make my son something to occupy him while the play mat is getting made.

And wha-la it’s Super M!

The other day I saw this tutorial for a cape from Southern Institute for Domestic Arts and Crafts and loved it! I added it to my to do list right away. I must have been so excited that I added it twice….

It was amazingly simple. It took all of about 30 minutes. And if i hadn’t had to keep running upstairs, it might have been even quicker!

I started with a t-shirt from Dad’s ‘to Goodwill’ bag and a half hour later had a cape.


A little no sew velcro and a little no sew heat n’bond for the applique = no sewing machine required!

I love how the star and the M turned out! He wasn’t quite as excited. I asked if he wanted to go outside and fly like the other superheros and he said, ‘No, I can’t fly. I don’t have wings.’

And back to the play mat…. I got the backing fabric last night and the sand fabric. I have run out of pieces from my recycled stash for the sand. I still have water fabric from the others I had made. He loves it. We had to take the fabric into the bed for our before bed book reading…. Here’s a peek… Now I want more so I can cut the bubbles out and make bubble pillows….


What projects are your kids waiting on????


  1. AWESOME!! I love the star and M. Will you post the pic to the flickr group? The link is

  2. What kind of fabric is the applique? I’m making 20 superhero capes for my son’s 4th birthday party and would love to know!


    • lwackerman says:

      Sounds like fun! I’ve been thinking about doing a super hero party for my little guy and making cape favors! For the applique I used the Heat n’ Bond iron on adhesive. I iron it on a cotton fabric, hen cut it out, remove the paper and then iron it on the cape. Super easy! Let me know if you have any other questions!


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