Thursday, 13 December 2012

Princess Super Hero Cape

Princess Super Hero Cape and Mask - Being Inspired

I'm trying to make as many of my Christmas presents as possible this year but I can't share many of them yet as their recipients might see them! But I'm pretty sure the little girl who's getting this Princess Super Hero Cape doesn't read my blog. :) So I thought I'd share some pictures of it.

There are loads of great tutorials for making capes so I'm not going to do a full tutorial but these are the blogs that inspired mine: I used the patterns from Serving Pink Lemonade for the top of the cape and the princess crown and Living Locurto for the eye mask. And I got the dimensions for my cape from How Does She

Princess Crown pattern

Once you've cut out your pieces sew your logo onto the center. My cape is purple on one side with a SuperGirl T logo (the little princess' name begins with T) and pink with a princess crown on the other side. I had found gorgeous gold fabric to use but it frays really easily so in retrospect it wasn't the best choice. I ended up using a zig-zag stitch around the outside so hopefully that'll keep it secure but use felt if you can, much less hassle!


Then just pin the pieces right sides together and sew around the outside. Don't forget to leave a gap so you can turn it.


It's a good idea to cut into the excess around the collar so it doesn't pucker so much. Then just turn it the right way out, press it and sew up the gap using a ladder stitch.

Purple Princess Super Hero Cape

This is purple side of the cape (which needs to be ironed!). I also made a Princess Super Hero mask to match, pink on one side and purple on the other. You could also make super hero cuffs but this costume is more Princess than Super Hero so I might add a crown or wand, we'll see!

Pink Princess Super Hero Cape


I'll make sure to update this after Christmas with pictures of it in action but until then this little cape is just hanging out, waiting to be worn!

Things I've Learnt:
- It was a little tricky working out what size to make it as I can't measure the little princess! But I'm hoping it'll be okay and I put a large piece of velcro on the neck so it'll be easy to adjust it. 
- You could attach the velcro before sewing the two pieces together but it felt it would be a bit more secure to do it afterwards, just use co ordinating thread to keep it looking pretty!
- I had a huge disaster when I was cutting out the purple fabric. I had it folded in half and traced the template for the collar on the wrong side!! So when I opened it out the collar pieces went the wrong way! :( I tried to patchwork fix it but ended up buying more fabric, it is a Christmas present after all! But just make sure you double check before you cut!!
- You obviously could make this in black and red for a Batman and Superman cape if Princesses aren't your thing. :) Next time I have some free time I'm going to make a set for my classroom role-play area!

Oh and be sure to enter my Giveaway to win two cute sock monkeys and lots of teaching resources!


9 comments:

  1. Your cape turned out so cute! Thanks for telling me about it and linking back to my blog. I just know your daughter will love her cape.

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  2. Oh my! My girls would love this! About how much was it to make?

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  3. Loving a girl superhero! Too much boy hero stuff in my house, I think I should make myself one of these! Have pinned

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  4. Love this! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I am your newest follower!

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  5. Stopped by from Cherrios and Lattes and thought your cape is so cute. I would love to have you add your post to my Our Favorite Things Link Party.
    http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-favorite-things-link-party-27.html
    Have a great week! PS Now following on Bloglovin

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    1. Welcome and thanks for sharing at my blog party.

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  6. Love, Love, Love!!!
    Congratulations! You will be featured at this week's Super Link Party! Come on by & check it out! http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/search/label/Super%20Link%20Party
    Thanks for partying with me!
    ~Susie~

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Thanks for all your lovely comments! They make my day. :)

Feel free to email me at blog.beinginspired@gmail.com either!

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