Friday, August 5, 2011

Pants-less Superhero / Simple Cape Tutorial

RC would not stop bothering me to put this blanket on her shoulders yesterday so I thought of making a cape out of it. I don't know how she got the idea about capes and hats but she sure loves to wear them. I'll start with the tutorial.

1.I just cut the sides of the baby blanket (first picture). You can fold the blanket in half to make sure that you are cutting the same amount of fabric on both ends.

2. Fold the upper portion of the fabric and sew it. I'm not really sure what type of hand stitching is this, as long as the sewing serves its purpose to attach the fabric together.

3. Use the remaining fabric to make stips. You can sew them together to make it long enough to tie it around your child's neck.

4. Insert the strip inside the fold/hole that you made and tie it together around the neck.

Here's the finished product, my little pant-less superhero. It's warm I don't know why she wants a cape! She also like hats and she's very specific on what hat she likes. It varies by day.

I guess we're ready for Halloween.

I like crafting for RC, she likes them all, I don't need to try hard to make my craft as nice as it could.

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*~Sarah Lynn~* said...

Really cute idea. :-)

Sandra's Fiberworks said...

clever! Though my six year old would have a fit if I were to take scissors to his "banky"!

Brenda H said...

The cape is awesome! I would sew my hands to it somehow!

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Good Girl Gone Green said...

Looks like a great cape!!! :)

The Pepperrific Life said...

so adorable! My daughter saw your pics, and she wants me to make her one as well! haha

aiz kim said...

what great and easy tutorial!

Corie said...

So cute!
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New follower from the hop! Would love a follow back please!
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chubskulit said...

Napakacreative mo naman sis! and your model is so pretty!

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Spilled Milkshake said...

How clever! And your daughter is absolutely adorable! I love the hat :)

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Mom Fashion World said...

Great job, Momma!
Ang cute ni RC.

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busy ang beauty palagi.

Sarah said...

What a cute idea. I was just saying today after seeing the Halloween displays pop up in stores that I would like to make my son's costume this year. I think he would love a cape like this!
Sarah @ made in usa challenge

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Easy-2-Save said...

This is one of the best ideas for recycling I have ever seen.Just about every child likes a cape. I am a new follower from the weekend hop.

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Mary said...

That's a great idea. KK saw RC's pic and said "mommy, look that's my friend". Now she also wants a cape like RC's. I'll have to dig up something I can cut up into a cape.

Clarissa said...

awww...what a cutie!I would love to make those for my kids!^_^

Happy CC!

bluedreamer27 said...

aw so cute
we should have included this in our cosplay crafts
my lil bro used to love super hero costumes too
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zaylyn said...

Love this idea! She can even wrap up in it when she is cold. I will have to try this. My daughter is always complaining about being cold and she loves dress up. Already a follower.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Michelle said...

Great idea to use a blanket! It would be a great way to repurpose baby blankets with your last child! My son would love this! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

oh, my girls love using their old baby blankets as capes, skirts, dresses, etc! I end up endlessly tying them over & over again - his would be fabulous!

Thanks for linking this up to the Sunday Showcase!Hope to see you link up this weekend on the Sunday Showcase. Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.


BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

What a fun idea! What a cute superhero!!


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