Earlier today, I finished making this reversible cape for my nephew, Jaden. He'll be turning 3 next week. Since he doesn't live nearby, I made up my own measurements for the cape. It will be something that he can grow into and use for years to come. I got a basic idea for this cape here.
On one side, I made a superman cape. Here's a close up of the superman logo. I first cut out the diamond shape out of yellow felt, then worked on the letter. I used spray adhesive to glue the two pieces together, then let it dry for a while before I used my sewing machine to sew this applique on.
On the other side, I made a spiderman cape. I found this spiderman fabric at Joann's about a month ago and just had to use it for this! After sewing the two pieces together (inside-out), I stitched along the bottom to close it up. I also sewed two velcro strips so that it can close around his neck. If it's too big for him now doing it that way, the two ends can also be tied around his neck.
Here's the close up of the spider applique that I made from black felt. It was quite tricky to stitch this up, as the legs are thin and curvy. I love my babylock sewing machine though--it really can do wonders and make doing things like this so easy!
I can't wait to hear how Jaden likes his new cape. During this past Christmas, I found out that he loves anything and everything superman. If I get pictures of him wearing it, I'll add it to this post.