Added Oct 26, 2010
Wirral, United K...
It was my nephew’s 3rd birthday recently and I wanted to make him a Batman cape, as he runs around holding his hoody sides out shouting dina-dina-dina-dina-dina-dina-dina-dina-Batman!
I’m very pleased with how it turned out as there weren’t really any tutorials out there that did exactly what I wanted – most were based on a rectangular cape but I wanted to do a semi-circular one so that he could hold it out and run with it and then it had to have the points that batman has!
I lined it with a red batman logo fabric that I found in a quilting fabric store a while ago and made the yellow batman logo using 2 layers of yellow cotton and more of the black cotton and then used bondaweb and appliqud it together. I deliberately went through both layers so the outline of the logo is visible on the patterned side.
Wasn’t sure how the attachment of the collar was going to work so after a bit of fiddling and trying out I got it attached first time and covered the seam in balk satin bias binding – was a tad over excited that it worked that I ended up having much adrenaline & not sleeping well – oops!
My nephew loves it as well – we had some tears and a bit of a tantrum at bathtime as he didn’t want to take it off and then apparently he refused to remove it at bedtime & ended up sleeping in it!