I found myself having flashes of my own kid at 7 or 8, wondering who he'd imagine himself as. I'm sure he'd want to be a superhero, so why not make him one now?!
Thus, the idea for making the cape was born.
I found an old t-shirt lying around, and decided to get to work. I immediately cut along the shirt's side seams, and around the shoulders. Snip, snip under the neck, and voila!
It was missing something, though... DUH! It needs an emblem on the back.
Off to Michael's I went for more supplies.
I've become a big fan of the no-sew heat 'n' bond products. I'm able to create things, without breaking out the needle and thread... SCORE! I picked up a roll, as well as a few colorful t-shirts (they sell plain tees for under $4, making it a steal for extra fabric!).
Ready to make a cape? Here's what you'll need:
- an old t-shirt
- additional fabric
- heat 'n' bond no-sew fabric adhesive
1. Cut your t-shirt along the side seams, around the shoulder holes and below the neck band.
3. Come up with an emblem for the back of their cape. It can be made of multiple colors and layers, so have fun with it!
4. Iron the heat 'n' bond on the emblem fabric pieces for 2-5 seconds.
5. Draw your emblem on the heat 'n' bond paper (remember, you're drawing on the back side, so draw the mirror image), then cut it out.