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No Sew Superhero Cape: How to

This Superhero cape may not give your kids the power to fly, but they sure will look cute wearing it! Quick, easy and fun to make, they will be saving the neighborhood in no time!

Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult

Time To Prepare: Under 1 Hour

Time Until Ready: Under 2 Hours

Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years

This Superhero cape may not give your kids the power to fly, but they sure will look cute wearing it! No superhero costume is complete without one. Quick, easy and fun to make, they will be saving the neighborhood in no time!

What is needed:

  • Solid color t-shirt (new or used)
  • Sharp scissors (Fabric scissors work best)
  • Fabric markers or fabric paint
  • Small piece of velcro
  • Hot glue gun (optional, depending on type of velcro)
No Sew Superhero Cape: How to

Step 1

Turn the t-shirt inside out and cut off the sleeves. Cut on the inside of the seam of the sleeve.

No Sew Superhero Cape: How to

Step 2

Cut along the sides of the t-shirt and lay it open.

Step 2

Using the back of the shirt as your palette, cut out the shape of a cape. Be sure to keep the neck intact.

No Sew Superhero Cape: How to

Step 3

Depending on the size of the t-shirt you are using , the neck may be too big for your superhero. Cut a piece from the neck in order to resize for your kiddo. Apply velcro to each end of the cut neckline. (If you are not using self adhesive velcro, you need to glue the velcro in place with the hot glue gun).

No Sew Superhero Cape: How to No Sew Superhero Cape: How to

Step 4

Time to decorate!! I set my girls at a “Craft Ready” table (covered for protection) and gave them the fabric markers. They weren’t interested in traditional superhero insignia, but decided instead to come up with their own unique designs!

No Sew Superhero Cape: How to

Step 5

The fabric paint we used said it was ready to wear in 4 hours. We had a few pretty thick spots, so we let ours sit overnight.

Our t-shirts were adult size so we used the extra material and made the sleeves into superhero headbands!

No Sew Superhero Cape: How to

If you are looking for a more “traditional” looking superhero cape, letters or symbols cut from felt or fabric can be glued onto your cape.

No Sew Superhero Cape: How to

Note: If the neck of this shirt is not cut and then secured using velcro, the cape could pose a choking hazard.

Michelle McCafferty

Author: Michelle McCafferty

Hi, I’m Michelle. I am the proud mommy of two smart, playful, imaginative little girls. I am a Registered Nurse and understand the importance of play in a child’s life. Pretend play is the number one activity in our house.

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