(Because, you know, you can't fly without a cape!)
All you need is some old T shirts, a pair of scissors, and a few minutes...unless you want to have the best dressed super hero on the block. Then you'll also need a sewing machine and some t shirt scraps, but don't worry! Its still pretty easy and totally worth the little bit of extra effort!
Here we go....
First, cut the sleeves off the t shirt. Cut along the shoulder seam, around the front of the collar, and along the other shoulder seam. It should end up looking something like this:
If, at this point, you're little hero is screaming something like "I-NEED-MY-CAPE-RIGHT-NOW-THE-BAD-GUY-IS-GETTING-AWAY!!!!" then throw this thing over his head and let him fly off to save the day.
But, if the little tyke is preoccupied with...I don't know, finding a pair of underwear to put over top his pants...then grab a few extra minutes and make this cape a little snazzier!
I used scraps from tshirts I used for other projects, but I imagine you could use any kind of fabric for the decorations. If you want an insignia, the easiest way to get that diamond-ish shape is to cut a square, then cut a triangle off the corner. Like so:
Then cut out the initial of your choosing, and sew it onto the diamond shape. (T shirts can be tricky to sew, they stretch sometimes. You could use Wonder Under to get it to stay put, or just interfacing on the letter as well as the diamond - you would still need to pin if you use interfacing. I was getting lazy so I did neither, but just pinned it. It is SO not even and next time I will be better and not cut corners!)
Next, you're going to lay the RIGHT side of the solid colored shirt against the WRONG side of the shirt with printing on it. (This pic has the solid colored shirt folded back to show the difference between the right and wrong sides. Yeah, clear as mud...I know.) Maybe this will help...place the RIGHT side of the shirt with printing face down on the table, then place the solid colored shirt on top of it with the RIGHT side facedown.
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