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How To Make a No-Sew Superhero Cape

Watch more How to Make Halloween Costumes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make a no-sew superhero cape for your child, and let them join in the fun of decorating. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Irons and scissors can be dangerous. Never let your child apply iron-on adhesive or cut fabric unsupervised. Step 1: Measure your child First, measure the width of your child's neck. Then, measure his back from shoulder to shoulder, as well as the distance from the back of his neck to the floor. Step 2: Create the pattern Tape several pieces of newspaper together. Using your marker, a ruler, & your measurements, outline the cape pattern onto the paper. It'll look like an inverted small trapezoid—the collar—on top of a larger trapezoid—the cape. Check that the top of the larger trapezoid reaches across your child's shoulders, and that the collar goes around the neck. Step 3: Cut out the cape Pin the two pieces of felt together, and pin the cape pattern to it. Carefully cut out the felt around the edge of the pattern. Tip Use glitter felt for an eye-catching look. Step 4: Fuse the felt Read the manufacturer's instructions, and use iron-on adhesive to fuse the two pieces of felt together. Tip If you don't have an iron, use machine-washable fabric glue. Step 5: Iron the edging Cut enough edging to go around the perimeter of the cape. Use iron-on adhesive to attach it to the felt. Step 6: Add the tie Cut two slits where the cape meets the collar, and lace the ribbon through them to make a cape-tie. Tip For a more secure cape-tie, attach Velcro to the ribbon. Step 7: Decorate Decorate the cape with beads, buttons, sequins, ribbon, or pieces you cut from leftover felt. Attach them with fabric glue, and let them dry. Tip Use machine-washable iron-on letters to spell out a superhero name on the back of the cape. Step 8: Save earth Tie the cape on your favorite superhero, and watch as he fights crime and saves the world! Did You Know? An Ohio company created the Storm Defender, a superhero cape for dogs that supposedly lessens their fear of thunderstorms.
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