DIY Superhero Cape


As a mom of 6, I have 6 little full time superheroes living with me!  Pretend play is great all year round so I don’t even pack away the costumes they just go in a bin in their playroom.  Today I am sharing how to easy this DIY superhero cape can be.  This DIY cape was a quick nap time project with mostly basic straight stitching on my sewing machine.  You could use fabric glue if you do not have a sewing machine too.  Follow along to see how to make one for your little ones!


What You’ll Need:

  • 2 pieces of fabric – 1 yard of each
  • Thread
  • Velcro
  • Scissors gingher sewing <iframe style=”width:120px;height:240px;” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ src=”//;region=US&placement=B000UU6SR4&asins=B000UU6SR4&linkId=ce26319dbbf77659a5e6a4eac33d7e4d&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=292927&title_color=20c1c9&bg_color=ffffff”>
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  • Sewing machine or fabric glue
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  • Superhero cape pattern – Click here or use a cape they already love. 

What To Do:


Step 1

Print out the free super hero cape pattern – Click here.  Cut it out.

Lay out your fabric with the fold on your left.  I made it 14″ wide and 20″ below the end of the curve.   

Step 2

Pin and cut your fabric.  Extend the curve out to the width you need I made it 14″ wide.  

Repeat the same for the coordinating fabric.  

Match up right sides together and fold in half.  Cut the top part for the strap.

Step 3 

Add velcro to the inside of your strap on opposite pieces (1 velcro piece on the teal and 1 velcro piece on the gray).  

Stitch in place.

*If you plan to add an applique design then now would be the time to iron and sew it on.

*If using fabric glue skip the remaining steps!  You will need to iron in the edges about 1/2” all around then glue.  Let dry and enjoy!

Step 4 

Sew all the way around your cape but leave a 4″ gap at the bottom.

Clip the edges and along the center curve.

Push out all the edges and iron.

Step 5 

Top stitch all around your cape.

Ta da!

Decorate however you’d like – fabric markers, iron on vinyl, etc.


Helpful Video Tutorial

Sharing these quick videos to show what I did!  Let me know if you find these helpful and I’ll make more.

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