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Batman Cape

Added Oct 26, 2010

by madscouser

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!




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    Jul 15, 2011, 12.49 PMby madscouser

    Thanks everyone :-) My nephew still loves this over a year later and his little brother has even started wearing it now! :-D

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    Jul 14, 2011, 12.54 AMby blmfld

    that is brilliant!!! my son would love one of these…..do you have a pattern and tutorial that i could use???

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      Jul 15, 2011, 12.49 PMby madscouser

      Thanks :-)
      Unfortunately I don’t have a pattern or tutorial, but i don’t think you’ll need one. I just made it up as I went along :-)

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    Oct 28, 2010, 03.13 AMby nishavinod2009

    so cute!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 12.57 AMby adrianan

    Very, very cool- my five year old wants one!

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    Oct 27, 2010, 01.37 AMby pink-cornelia

    that is so awesome a friend would love it.

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    Oct 26, 2010, 10.26 PMby nessys

    This is very sweet and extremely well constructed – you are Super Hero of an Auntie to make this for him!! xxx

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    Oct 26, 2010, 08.38 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Definately would love to see a tutorial! Lucky little guy.

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    Oct 26, 2010, 02.48 PMby manati

    WHat a cute cape! You should make a pattern or a tutorial for it.

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