For Kai's birthday I decided to make him a superhero cape. This was my first real project with my new sewing machine and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It's not perfect, but I love how it looks and loved the look on Kai's face even more when he opened it.
I looked around for some ideas online. The thing I most needed to know was measurements and I only found one useful site. I made some adjustments because most capes I saw were only one-sided (I wanted two) and had ties at the neck (I wanted velcro).
Here's my finished product:Here you can see the blue satin side versus the shiny red side of the lining.
I also made a mask for him.
I just love the way stitching looks, don't you?
There was a sort of collective gasp among the kids when he opened it and put it on. The sound sort of made my heart break of happiness?
The mask was a little tight but that is an easy adjustment.
He zoomed around to give me and Michael hugs and then wore it as he opened the rest of his gifts.
A couple of women approached me afterwards to ask if I would make them a cape or two. Just in case anyone is interested, leave me a comment and I'll get in touch with you. Make sure to include your email address (I will delete the comment after contacting you so others don't see it).