A simple pattern used to create a superhero cape requires a few yards of fabric, matching thread, Velcro and a clothing iron. For a child, cut the fabric into two 31-inch pieces, or measure it to suit the height of an adult.Continue Reading
Lay the two pieces of fabric on top of each other, and fold them in half. For a child, mark one end of the fabric with chalk at 11 inches while marking the other end at 5 1/2 inches. For an adult, the marking is proportionate to the length of the cape. Mark a line using a measuring tape that stretches from one mark to the other. Cut the fabric 1/5 inch outside the line.
Use a round bowl with an 8-inch diameter to mark the neck on the narrow end. Trace the bowl from one edge to another, leaving 4 inches for the neck straps. Cut the fabric 1/2 inch away from the marking. You can round the ends of the cape and neck straps.
After unfolding the fabric, sew the two pieces of fabric using a back stitch about 1/2 inch from the edges. Leave a 2-inch opening at the bottom of the cape so the fabric can be turned right-side out, and then hand sew it after ironing the edges flat. Finally, sew two small Velcro squares onto the ends of the neck straps for easy closure.Learn more about Sewing