Pretend play is an important part of a child’s learning, with pretend play, they not only have fun, but also learn social skills, self regulation etc, and get to be imaginative as well. I try to encourage pretend play as much as possible, so when my boy asked for a superhero cape, i promised to make him one since
a. store bought ones are expensive and
b. he specifically wanted a Spiderman cape (his favorite).
So here are the steps:
- I got some fleece from spotlight, and i didn’t do any measurements, just pretty much held it up again him and marked down how long i wanted it to be. I folded the fleece in half and drew out half the cape, so when i cut it, it is still symmetrical.
- Sew a simple over lock stitch around the edges
- Again, i eyeballed how long i wanted the ribbon to be, and just sewed it to the top of the cape and we have the skeleton of our cape done!
4. I was going to cut out a square of a spiderman fabric i have, but my son wanted to draw his own spider man, so i cut out a piece of plain calico instead
5. Gave him some fabric crayons (i got mine from Muji), and off he went drawing his spiderman.
6. I found some iron on vehicles (from my usual shopping ground – Daiso) and he arranged them around his picture, and i helped him iron them on.
7. Sewed the finished picture all around onto the cape and we have our very own spiderman cape! Apparently i forgot to sew him a sword……