R & R Workshop: DIY No-sew Capes for Boys & Girls

DIY No-sew Capes for Boys & Girls

I have been wanting to make my son a cape for a couple years now. I bought some awesome superhero fabric recently and then realized his sister would probably love a cape as well. These were so simple and no-sew! A super, easy project and it took no time at all.


You will need: 


//fabric: I used felt on one side,
cotton on the other.
//glue gun
//scissors
//velcro
//ribbon
//pompoms or anything you want to use
to embellish the cape.


1. Measure your child to know how long and wide you need the cape to be. Cut out both fabric pieces. I didn't mind having my edges a little frayed on my fabric, but you can sew yours if you choose to.

2. Place ribbon in-between the fabric, at the top of the cape.. Glue in place.


3. Glue pieces together. I started at the top and went across like pictured above. Smooth down as you go so fabric will not bunch. I did a row at a time and then went back around the edges to make sure they were glued in place.

4. Determine how long you need your ribbon and then glue your velcro onto the ends of your ribbon. I didn't get a picture doing this, but I'm sure you get the idea :) I chose velcro instead of tying around there neck since its a little safer.


5. Decorate the cape if you choose.  For my son's cape, I didn't add anything to decorate since the fabric is so busy. For the cap for my daughter, I added pompoms on the top and at the bottom.  I bought them by the yard for a dollar or so. I loved the fun the pom poms add to her cape!



They both really loved them and played together all morning!

This post was part of at Freetime Frolics. Be sure to check out all the great ideas.

6 comments:

Carrie This Home said...

I love this! I think both my daughter and son would love to have one of these capes. Pinning this right now to my crafts board and hopefully I'll get to make them soon! I'm stopping by from Tatertots & Jello (#79 Budget Bathroom Makeover) Have a great weekend!

Cathy Compeau said...

Love this!! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

These are so adorable and the pom poms are just so stinkin' cute! Thank you so much for sharing at Monday Funday this week! Have a good one!

Take care,

Trish

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness they are so adorable!!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

So sweet are those capes!

Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesday! Your project has been featured this week on my blog in a sewing roundup!

http://www.ohmy-creative.com/sewing/14-easy-sewing-projects/

Also, you can add your project {or any project} to my website. I feature them on my main slider on the home page...follow this link to submit your project!
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Jamie {So Much Better With Age} said...

Oh my, those are adorable! I gotta try this. Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
Jamie @ So Much Better With Age

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