How to make a cape?

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    Does anyone know a simple way to make Superman's cape?
    This will be going around the head rest of a wheelchair.

    I am going to the fabric store now, if you have suggestions that would be great. Be back in a min.
     
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    get some newspaper...tape it together...use that for a pattern...cut it out...try the pattern on for fit..big enough etc....the cape is two colors or one? then cut and sew....i would put a small neck band to tie it together
     
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    How to Sew a Cape | eHow.com


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    Cape: My first thought when doing the cape was to make it long. I did this so that he could continue to use it when he got older. He was three in the photo and now at almost six it still fits well.



    Note: There's a tie around the collar of the cape. YES collar. I put a 2 inch collar so that the cape would stay up on his shoulders and not sag and hang from his throat. If I had it to do over I would extend the collar into the ties and use Velcro. That way if someone pulled on the back of the cape and it would come apart easily and not choke anyone. We've had no problems in that area though.

    Cut out a piece of red fabric or felt to use for the cape. Make the fabric to fit from the outside edge of the shoulder to the opposite edge of the shoulder and to the length desired. Be sure to add the 2" collar.
    Sew the second emblem on the cape.
    Sew Velcro on the ties of the cape.


    Superman Costume - Superhero Costume - Homemade Superman Costume - Kaboose.com
     
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    Didn't you see The Incredibles? Capes are dangerous.
     
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    I just got some red felt, and some cording. I am trying to tie it to a wheelchair. I might have my mom cut it out for me. I cannot do crafts to save my life, I can sew but it would be better if I didn't, I usually have an anxiety attack if I do. :lol:

    thanks for the help. and bones I think I will use the newspaper idea. Thanks!
     
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    then newspaper becomes the pattern to cut the cape out with.....do you know what "place on fold" means lol
     
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    Blue sheet, white paint. Works for me.
     
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    I guessed it was xotoxi asking ,wrong again.:eusa_eh:
     
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    :eusa_shhh: Yes!

    And I made the cape. He liked it, and was hit at the Comic Book convention.
    My friend has CP, and he had a Superman shirt, which instead of the S, it has the handicap symbol. He even got his picture taken! :lol:
     
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