Quick and Easy Super Hero Cape Tutorial

I shared the Super Hero Mask Pattern and Tutorial last week and today I’ve got a speedy super hero cape tutorial for you. This is one of those quickie projects you could do with just about any fabric. And the kids will love it. It’s so fast that if they want a few different kinds it wouldn’t be too annoying to make a couple. We all know that I have a problem with over making stuff but I made 4 in a jiffy.

What You Need

  • Cape Fabric (you can get 2 capes out of 1 yard or 1 out of 2/3 yard)
  • Ultra Hold Heat Bond
  • Emblem Fabric (I used white and red)
  • Velcro scraps

 What To Do

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  1. Cut out your cape. I cut two out at once by folding the fabric like a hotdog bun (you know lengthways) then I marked about 10 inches from the fold and took my ruler and made a diagonal line to the bottom (which for me was about 18 inches from the fold). Then on the short side I marked 3 inches down and I cut a curve  from the fold to the short edge. That will give you the basic shape.
  2. Next make your super hero emblem. I used a roll of lace (because it was close to me) but any big bowl would work and make a circle mine have 7.5 inch diameters. If you are making more than one make the same number of circles as capes. Set aside.
  3. Make your iron on fabric. I just make a square big enough for the circle to fit in. I made one of the base fabric (white) and one of the top fabric (red). You can see my full tute on how to make iron-on’s here but you can probably get away with just reading the instructions on the heat bond.
  4. Use the circle and trace onto the paper of the base fabric (that should have heatbond on it now) and cut out.
  5. Now on your pattern draw your logo, I just did letters but a design would be cool too. Cut it out and use it as a stencil make sure to put it face down when tracing so the fabric will be the correct orientation when you cut it out (triple check).
  6. Iron your top fabric to your circle base. Trim any spots that may need it. Now you should have a whole emblem.
  7. Iron the emblem to the cape.
  8. If you want to finish you you can serge the edges or roll under and sew the edges but unless you’re using a super fraying fabric it would probably be fine with just raw edges. I serged mine with a rolled edge.
  9. Sew pieces of velro to the top and you’re good to go.

Let me know if you have any questions and if you try it out I’d love to see pictures! Here’s my friend’s cute kiddo aka birthday boy aka receiver of cape and super hero. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

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  1. …and what kid wouldn’t LOVE that!! :-)

  2. This is the cutest! Thanks for the tutorial, I need to make one for my little guy!

  3. So cute! My son would love one of these. Thanks for sharing!
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  4. Super cute cape! Goes great with the mask!

  5. Oh my gosh I LOVE this!! My boys will love these!! I am loving your blog! Im so glad I found it. Im a new follower! I would love for you to visit mine! :)


  6. Such a fun project!!!

  7. You are so creative! I shared this tutorial on my fb page today! Thanks for linking up to Cowgirl Up!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  8. so awesome!! looks like he loves it too!!

    thanks for sharing


  9. What a cute idea and it looks super easy. Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. You’re going to have to come over one day and teach me Sewing 101!! You’re fabulous! Love the cape!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  11. Every kid deserves at least one cape:)

  12. Too cute! I love that you included an eye mask too!

  13. So cute – nice job. You make it seem so easy. Thanks for sharing at Romance on a dime’s TIOT party!!

  14. Marissa, this is too cute! Thank you for sharing your tutorial :)

  15. Oh how my son would love me if I made this for him! Awesome tutorial, this may be my next project! I’m your newest follower, you have so many great ideas and tutes! I’d love it if you came over to my little baby blog and took a look around and if you like what you see, follow me too!

  16. going to have to make one (or two) of these for our house!


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  18. Oh, I love it!! Looks nice and easy. Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  19. could i use felt for the emblem? how did you make the masks? would it work if just used felt and elastic?


  1. […] If you want to make your own, I didn’t do a tutorial. Oops. But I did find this one from Sew Like my Mom that is basically the same as what I did, except I serged my two pieces of fabric together around the edges so I didn’t have to turn anything right side out. Or alternately, skirtastop has this one, and Rae Gun Ramblings has this one. […]

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