Make a superhero cape from a workshirt

When I saw Gabriela’s stuff on her etsy store, Capes and Aprons, I loved it immediately. We have quite a collection of capes, ranging from vampire to superhero to magician. But what kid wouldn’t love one like these:


My kids are very big on dressing up, especially my son.  I asked Gabriela if she could find a way to make a cape from a buttondown shirt as I had three cast-offs my husband had set in our giveaway pile and the fabric seemed so nice and easy to sew with. Yet, I was not capable myself (get it!? CAPABLE?) of figuring out how to make such a thing.

Gabriela did not disappoint. Look at her little guy with his business shirt cape! I am in love with the wristbands. Kapow! Kapow!

Get the full instructions for transformation from men’s shirt to supercape on Capes and Aprons.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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