Super Hero Board Books and Cape Shirt Tutorial

 Super Hero Cape Shirt and Super Hero Board Books cute baby shower idea - Rae Gun Ramblings

A few weeks ago I received probably my favorite gift for the baby currently known as Toasty –Super Hero Board Books. The idea on it’s own just sounds cool but when I opened up the package and flipped through I was really blown away.

Super Hero Cape Shirt Tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

If  you have a little one on your Christmas list or a baby shower coming up I definitely recommend checking these out. And if you want to add a little something you might want to make a fun Super Hero Cape Shirt to go with it.

Fun Super Hero board books. My First Superman Book - Rae Gun Ramblings

I know I kind of sound sales pitch-y but really I love them but my prego-brain has me totally at a loss for how to communicated that very well. I have My First Superman, My First Wonder Woman Book, and my absolute favorite DC Super Heroes: ABC 123.  Each of them are a little different. The Superman one has fun tabs kind of like a pop up book (but nothing pops out).

My First Wonderwoman Book - Rae Gun Ramblings

The Wonder Woman book has lots of different textures. And not to spoil it but at the end it has a fun mirror page that’s super cute.

Great baby books. Super Hero board books. ABC 123 comic book style!  Rae Gun Ramblings

And the ABC 123 book is just super clever. I love the art in in and I love how unconventional the items you’re counting are.

Super Hero Cape Shirt Tutorial

How to make your own detachable cape Super Hero shirt at Rae Gun Ramblings

To Make a Cape Shirt You’ll Need:

  • Shirt or Onesie
  • Fabric (enough to extend past the shoulders and reach to the mid back) For the 24 m onesie I used a piece of fabric 10 inches by 15 inches)
  • Iron-on Vinyl
  • 2 buttons

How to make a Super Hero Cape Shirt - Rae Gun Ramblings

  1. Start by cutting out your vinyl. I found this circular Batman sign on Cricut Craft Room. I just stretched it to make it more like the traditional emblem.
  2. Then I cut it out of iron-on vinyl. If you’ve never used iron-on vinyl before check out my post on how to use iron-on vinyl.
  3. Once you have your cut outs you can remove the negative space and position them on the shirt and iron.
  4. Cut your cape fabric and finish the edges. I just sewed a rolled edge on my serger but you could also just take a narrow hem.
  5. Next I pleated the two top edges so that it would come in towards the shoulder.
  6. Stitch a line around the pleats to hold them in place.
  7. On the second pleat mark your button-hole and sew.
  8. Sew your buttons onto your shoulders and attach your cape.

Super Hero Cape Shirt or Onesie Tutorial - Rae GUn Ramblings

Obviously this is a wear with adult supervision and remove the cape part while napping kind of outfit. But I thought that it would be a fun compliment to the cute board books. There are a few more that I can’t wait to check out too. Opposites, Colors and Shapes, and a Batman one. Seriously Toasty needs them all!

Cute gift idea. Super Hero Board books and removable cape onesie - Rea Gun Ramblings

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  1. Oh goodness, I love those books!

  2. We love anything Superhero in this house! Thanks for the great ideas!

  3. awwww so stinkin cute! we love super hero’s!

  4. Ohmygoodness, this is too cute! What a fun idea – I love that the cape is a button-on. Absolutely darling!

  5. Those books are great but that caped shirt is adorable. Your creativity always amazes me!

  6. Darling idea! Can’t wait to see Toasty sporting it and reading! :)

  7. Ahh! Stop the cuteness! I can’t wait to make one of these for my son, and I totally need to go check out these books you speak of!

  8. So I kind of suddenly want a baby boy. This is so cute!

  9. So so cute!!! I can’t wait to see your cute little boy wearing this!

  10. This is the cutest idea ever! Great gift idea for a baby shower or birthday. I absolutely love these!

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