Sunday, January 02, 2011

Reversible Super Hero Capes

I made Reversible Super Hero Capes out of felt for my niece and nephews
and for my son Travis for Christmas.

I decided that instead of doing specific superheros, 
I wanted to make it more personal and do their initial on one side.

That way it's Super Caleb, Super Maddie, Super Gilbert, Super Toby and Super Travis!

 I appliqued their initial onto a black circle of felt that was made using a bowl from my kitchen and then appliqued that onto the center of the felt cape piece,
which I cut out freehand.

Here is G for Super Gilbert!

On the reverse side I used a lighting bolt that I got from The Long Thread. I appliqued this to the center of the cape, then sewed the two pieces right sides together, left an opening a few inches wide, turned it and top stitched it. 
Then I sewed velcro to the flaps and I was done!

Now the only bummer is that when a couple of the older kids(18 year old brother and 20 year old brother) saw them they asked me to make one for them! Gah! I think I am going to have to use a lighter fabric as theirs will be so much larger. I had already planned to make one for my daughter and my two youngest siblings, so I will just do it all at once.

I will be linking up with some of these lovely blogs:)

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23 comments:

michelle b @ every little thing said...

aww, those are so cool! and amazing stitch work! not a thread out of place!! impressive!!
found you thru sundae scoop!

Terri @ em-belle-ish.blogspot.com said...

Super Cool!

Bella said...

What fun, my kids are always using blankets to be super heroes, this would surely make them happy, if I made some.

Thanks for the inspiration, and I would love it if you joined my link party, and added me to your list. **Amaze me August** Hope you link up, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next!!

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Bella

AmieAnn said...

These are SUPER cute! Great job .. love that they are reversible too! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/01/pink-hippo-party-10.html

Keisha Lynn @ Project Campbell said...

Very CUTE!!!

Tammi said...

I love these! what a great idea!

Kathleen said...

These are adorable. The kids are sure to have a lot of fun with them. Great job.
Happy 2011!

Andrea said...

I am loving your super hero capes- very creative, I am super impressed that you are a "beginner" and haven't been sewing for forever! Thanks for checking out my blog, hope you like the Chicken Noodle Soup!

Thanks again for all your great ideas,
Andera
http://healthyeasyrecipes.blogspot.com/

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

so cute. my newphews and neices would love these..

Christie, Describe Happy said...

These are fantastic!! Is it silly that I want to make some for hubs and me? They would be so much fun! I bet they were adored!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

zip*ZAP*Pow*WAM- LOVE THEM! darling! jen

Ginger said...

Very cool! I can't wait to make one of these for my kiddo's...Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

AmieAnn said...

Thanks for linking up.. I am your newest follower!
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

How cute! I love that they are reversible, too! I hope you'll come link them up at the craft catwalk!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/search/label/craft%20catwalk

Ann Martin said...

What a clever idea! All kids would love em.

MMB Creations said...

Great job! In a few year my grandson will live this.

Staci J said...

These are super cute! I featured you today, come grab a button if you'd like!
http://justsewsassy.com/2011/01/07/feature-friday-things-i-want-to-try/

Joy said...

THese turned out great! Love that they are reversible. Thanks for linking up to Fantabulous Friday!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

These are great! I just a few capes for my etsy shoppe.

If you have a moment this weekend please link up to Creative Juice! {Entries close Sunday night}...

<3
nicolette @

http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/01/creative-juice-thursday-6-features-and.html

Meg said...

Those are awesome! I love it, they sound super easy to make. My daughter would LOVE this. I need to do it for her birthday! Thanks for a great idea!

I hope you can join the "our nest" sign giveaway going on now! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-with-shinar-mountain-designs.html

April said...

very cute! Thanks for linking up and don't forget to stop by Wednesday for my giveaway! It's really awesome!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

So glad you linked up to Creative Juice...

Thanks!

L said...

How fun...Would love for you to add it to my party The Treasurista's Thursday Treasures. www.thetreasurista.blogspot.com

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