A super-hero toddler will need a cape to complete his super-duper hero ensemble. These play accessories need not break the bank. With just a few basic sewing supplies and a few minutes of your time, you can quickly create a cape for your toddler. A few stitches later, he’ll be all set for high-flying super antics, outfitted in a special cape made with love.
Cut your cotton fabric into a 12-inch by 24-inch rectangle. Press the raw edges of the fabric under 1/4-inch with the iron.
Whip out the sewing machine and stitch a quick zigzag stitch around the folded edges to finish them neatly.
Apply the hook side of the hook-and-loop adhesive circles to each corner at the underside of one of the short sides of the rectangle.
Choose a T-shirt that your little one will use whenever he wants to wear his cape. Have him slip the shirt on and stick the loop side of a hook-and-loop adhesive circle to the top of each shoulder — right where you want to attach the cape.
Attach the hook side of the adhesive circles on the cape to the loop side of the adhesive circles on the shirt. And presto — an instantly safe, yet totally amazing, super-hero cape!