A SuperHero Cape Tutorial!

Are you tired of superheroes yet? Well, since we talk about them on a daily basis in our household, we’re not. So hopefully you aren’t either!


For the party favor at the kiddo’s party we gave capes and masks. The kids loved them. I mean Max has a few that I’ve made for him, and he’s still excited about this one. There was one kid that seemed to enjoy it, but then left it at the party ‘because Spiderman doesn’t have a cape.’ OK…



The rest of the kids loved them anyway!

Today I’ll share how simple the capes are to make! (and if you’d rather not make them, I have them on etsy!)


The materials are simple. Solid fabric (I stick with cotton, but you could use something shiny too!), felt, a tiny bit of Velcro, thread and scissors.



To cut out the cape, you want to fold your fabric over the length of the cape and then fold that over the width of the cape. So you’ll end up with one piece, instead of two pieces. You can use the pattern here for the top of the cape. Then the dimensions above for the rest of the pattern.


Then cut out your symbols.


Sew on the Velcro and the superhero symbol of your choice. Be sure that one side of the Velcro is in the front and the other is on the back of the neck pieces.  (yep, I switched cape colors mid tutorial! I’m crazy like that!!)


Then fold over so the right sides are together and sew around the edge. Be sure to leave a hole near the bottom.



Trim the corners and cut slits around the neck to help it iron flat.


Pull the cape through the hole.


Iron and top stitch you hole! Whoa! It’s red again!


Hand over to your little superhero to save the day! I love (and so does he) how soft and flat it sits around his neck.


What color would your cape be???


  1. oh how cute. My 3 yr old is in love w/ capes and superhero masks. Sometimes he wears three masks at a time. Great b-day idea.

  2. darling! You are such an awesome mom!😉

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