I’ve been meaning to make my kids some play capes for quite a while. I had this tutorial bookmarked, but I think the idea of deciding on an applique pattern (as well as getting the felt and actually DOING the applique) was apparently enough to hold me back.
Well, finally I decided to just go for it and abandon the applique altogether. I hunted through my stash to see what I had in big enough pieces, and pulled out a few choices. I particularly loved this July-appropriate red, white & blue firework print that I bought at Joann’s a few years ago.
Perhaps the next time I make capes, I’ll actually put the kids’ initials on one side. But since these didn’t even get started until 9:00pm on July 3, it was all about quick and dirty finishing.
One has blue on the reverse side, one has red. The whole thing, start-to-finish for two capes, was just over an hour.
I had hoped to get a picture of both kids together, but my son got sent to his room, instead, and my daughter only kept it on long enough for me to snap a quick shot. This was the best I was going to get, yesterday.