Make your own felt capes for your little ones with this easy tutorial and watch the creative play unfold!
The thing I love most about B’s age (2 1/2) is how he loves to pretend! B and his friend C spend tons of time saving animals (like Diego) or running and hiding from bears. On “Dora’s Christmas” she wears a cape so I thought B would enjoy wearing one too.
I found this Make a Superhero Cape Tutorial at Puking Pastilles. Her capes are WAY cuter than mine! Her measurements and pictures are extremely helpful!
*I bought felt at Walmart. 3/4 of a yard for each cape and a little extra for letters.
*I cut out the shape of the cape (using her measurements).
*I printed out a large block letter in Word, traced it onto the felt using chalk, and cut it out.
*I pinned the letter onto the cape and sewed around the edge.
*Finally I pinned each piece of sew-on velcro to the collar area and sewed it on.
That was it! So easy! I used a zig zag stitch to sew on the letter so you couldn’t tell if there were parts where the stitch wasn’t straight. I didn’t have to sew around the cape at all because it was made from felt. B LOVES it!