Monday, October 11, 2010

The Super Cape



My daughter has been the owner of the coveted super cape for quiet a while now. She got it at Christmas two years ago and lately my son gets very jealous when the super cape comes out and he doesn't have one to wear as well.

So guess what my little man got for his birthday last month?




His very own super cape! He is in love of course.
(And I'm in love with my super cute Super-duo.)



And when he gets tired of being Super Man we can just flip it over and instantly he's Batman. Perfect. Gotta love the reversible super capes!


And I always make them a little on the big side since super capes don't tire quickly in this house. They're a favorite.

My daughters has a reversible super girl/princess cape, but I think I've only seen her use the princess side once. She was pretty jealous that her brother got Batman. If only I'd know way-back-when I would have made hers with Bat-Girl. Rats.



I used this great tutorial over at Puking Patilles to make my capes.



And because I love to share, I'm providing my templates below in case you're dying to make one too. They are so loved in this house.

Please view my Super Hero Party post to find the batman and flash logos as well as my super hero mask templates.

(To print templates: Click on picture and then copy and save to your computer.  Open in a document and reduce your margins to zero.  Expand to 100% and print.)


 Super Cape Template 

 (You'll need to add the length to the cape)



Superman and Princess Cape


(The Superman is backwards on purpose. You'll need it that way when making your cape.)


Now we're all ready to go out and save the world . . .



27 comments:

  1. When I clicked to see the templates they all say
    Sorry, the page (or document) you have requested is not available.
    :( I wanted to make these for my boys and my nephew.
    aimhighschool at wildblue dot net

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  2. The links should be fixed now. Thanks for your patients.

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  3. Awesome! I just tackled my first superhero princess cape this weekend. These kids and their capes . . . how much fun are they?

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  4. Thank you so much! I think I'll make a reversible Batman/Superman one like my brother had when we were little kids.

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  5. How fun! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  6. Amy - These are super cute! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase. I'll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  7. soo cute! I made a superman/batman one a few years ago for a little boy I babysit and loved it, but he didn't play with it. Super sad!!

    I wanted to let you know about a linky party/tutorial post I have started. It is called Handmade Tuesdays and I feature a tutorial from a crafter and then I have a linky where people can link up their projects. Please come link up every Tuesday! :)

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  8. They look terrific! Well done. And thanks for the template. I'll have to make a Supergirl one!

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  9. Every american kid definately needs a cape, and so glad your little one has one now too.....love that it's reversible! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to see you!

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  10. Excellent job! I'm glad I found your site!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie linky Party!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  11. You are a life saver! My son is Batman for Halloween and I have been stressing over making the cape. Thank You!!
    Stacey
    http://www.pbandjoy.com/

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  12. Really cute capes! My boys lived in their superhero capes until they were about 5 years old.
    http://www.inspired2cook.com/

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  13. Hi there! I am your newest follower!! I found you on the weekend linky! I love finding new blogs and your is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com


    I love your blog header!! SO cute!!

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  14. Here is what we did with your capes:
    http://www.pbandjoy.com/2010/10/super-costumes.html

    Thanks!
    Have a SUPER Halloween!

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  15. I just linked to this post since I borrowed your template for my daughter's Batman party last month. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  16. I've been waiting for a chance to make these. I just shared about it on my blog and linked back to you also. Love your blog, such awesome ideas for Mum's.

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  17. Hi, I love the cape! when I clicked on the templates it came up with "error"

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  18. What material will be best to make these capes?

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  19. I was going to try to make it with a pillow case

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  20. These are so so so cute. I think we have a similar brain! I made these exact capes years ago! Reversible too! Except when I first made them my four boys were into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so they got a super hero on one side and one of the four turtles on the other. In one of my posts you can see them hanging on some hooks, you will have to scroll down a bit, but if you want to check it out you can here http://mylove2create.blogspot.com/2012/09/free-dresser-free-makeover.html

    Thanks for sharing I love the pink one!

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  21. Thank you for this pattern! These capes are awesome! You have just saved our halloween, since our Superman costume came without a cape. I'll be finishing it up just in the nick of time. =)

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  22. Thanks so much for the pattern templates!! I've just finished my Princess Super Hero cape and am pretty delighted with it! :) Princess Cape

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  23. Added this to a blog post I wrote and cited you: http://longtermcarelink.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/easy-and-inexpensive-christmas-gifts/ Thank you for blogging some great crafts!

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  24. my kids love this thank you so much your a life saver. i gave them to my mother to give out a christmas present to all her grand children. great hit. they thought it was sent from space for them to have super powers and save the world. it was all a bit much

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    1. This made me smile! I'm so glad to hear your kids loved them!

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  25. Hi - Love the cape and your tutorial - thanks for providing! Just curious - how wide is the cape across the bottom? And measurement how long the cape is from top to bottom? I'm making several as a gift for three year olds so am not able to measure the kids. :) I'm guessing your son's size cape would be PERFECT! Thanks! Kelly

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    1. The width across the bottom is roughly 16 inches when finished. The length from the base of the neck to the bottom is about 19 inches. The overall length is 27 inches if you're including the part that goes around the neck. I hope that helps. Have fun making your capes!

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