Super Hero Mask Pattern and Tutorial

Some times you just want to put on a cape and mask and save the world. I made this fun cape and super hero mask that made a 4 year old birthday boy really happy. They were so quick and easy I wanted to share. Today I’m just sharing the mask tutorial and click here for the superhero cape tutorial pattern and tutorial (I’m just going to be honest the process pictures for those are on my external hard drive that is oh like 10 feet away from me and I don’t feel like getting off the couch)

What You Need

  • Felt
  • Mask Pattern (below)
  • Elastic Cording
  • Fabric Marker

What To Do

  1. Print off pattern and cut out.
  2. Trace onto felt. I like to use a fabric marker then I can just wet it in case there is any ink left after I cut everything out.
  3. Cut out shape.
  4. Measure cording. I held the mask up to a face and measured the cording that I’d need. It was a gift so I just did a tiny bit tighter than for an adult.
  5. lay the end of the cording on the mask so that it goes towards the middle of the mask. Sew back and forth.
  6. Then fold the cording as shown above to the opposite side so it is going in the other direction and sew back and forth going over both portions of the cording.
  7. Repeat on the other side.
  8. Hand to your resident super hero for hours of fun.

This mask is big enough for adults too if you want to play along. I made the eye holes extra large so that it would be a little easier for the little guys to see through it. Next week I’ll share my tutorial on how I made the cape to go with the mask.

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  1. This last Christmas my parents bought my little girl a huge dress up box full of princess dresses. The one thing she pulled out of the box and wore for days? The superhero cape. I think everybody wants to save the world now and again. :)

  2. I just thought you should know I found your blog when I was searching for Divergent shirts (I came across the Tris shirt tutorial, and I have already made my own. AWESOME) and I think your blog is FANTASTIC! Sewing and books and…BOOKS!

  3. It’s perfect! :) Love that it’s a boy project! I’ve got a nephew that will love this!

  4. Great for boys. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  5. Adorable! I bet he thinks mom is the best after making this! :)

  6. Sandi I always need more crafty book people in my life.

    It is fun to have boy projects every once in a while I feel like they are so much harder to come by. But I think like Debra said the girls tend to partake too haha. As I type there’s a sword on my kitchen island left from my nieces hanging out this weekend.

    Lisa, it was a gift but his mom is pretty awesome too :)

  7. What fun! My little girl LOVES to play dress up… she would absolutely adore this idea! Thanks for sharing; p.s. I found you via the Tutorial Tuesday linky party at Our Thrifty Ideas! :) Nice to meet you, and God Bless!

  8. Simple and awesome! i’m going to make some of these today! My son will love them. Thanks for sharing this. I am here from the 36th ave link party, and excited to be your newest follower. I’d love to have you stop by my mommy/crafter blog:


  9. So cute! I love simple crafts! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

  10. “Super” fun!

  11. This is super cute! I bet my husband would love this ;) I’m so glad you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party and I hope to see you again this week :)

  12. So fun!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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