Kids' Superhero Cape

Stitch up the perfect gift for your little superhero, personalized with their initial or name.

Red Children's Superhero Costume

Personalized Kids' Superhero Cape

By: Sherry Rydlewski Aikens

Materials Needed:

  • 3/4-yard red satin or cotton fabric (for cape)
  • 9" x 11" yellow craft felt (for shield)
  • 9" x 11" blue craft felt (for letter)
  • red thread
  • yellow thread
  • blue thread
  • 1-3/4" Velcro
  • rotary cutter or scissors
  • cutting mat
  • ruler
  • sewing machine
  • computer to print out letter
  • pins

Step 1

Create a rough pattern by folding cape fabric in half and cutting out the following measurements. Length: 27 inches from top to bottom. Width: 11 inches on the fold. To create a space for the child's neck, cut out a three-inch long by one and a half inch wide hole beginning two inches (this will create the closure) down from the top of the cape.

Red Fabric Being Measured for a Superhero Cape

Dimensions of Kids' Superhero Cape

Step 2

Serge raw edges and turn edge under to create a finished hem.

Add Velcro to Superhero Costume

Add Velcro to Superhero Costume

Step 3

Add Velcro to neck closures. Tip: Soft side of Velcro should be sewn facing down on wrong side of fabric and hook side goes right-side-up so it is not touching child.

Step 4

Using rotary cutter or scissors, cut out shield.

Top view of person cutting around a letter G  on a blue material.

Cut Initial for Cape

Step 5

Use a computer to print your child's initial: First select a font you like then size the letter to 700 pixels or larger. Cut out the letter and use it as a pattern for cutting the felt initial.

Step 6

Pin letter to shield, then pin shield w/ letter to cape. Sew letter down, stitching through all three layers: cape, shield and initial. Finally, stitch around edges of shield.

Woman sewing initial onto cape with sewing machine.

Sew Initial to Superhero Cape

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