Simple No-Sew Super Hero Cape

This cape is really fun and "super" easy {pun intended}.  I did a little hand-stitching to make it cuter and more durable, but you could easily use fabric glue if you want to make a "no-sew" version. I am planning on making a bunch of these capes for the boys and their guests at the Super Hero birthday party we are having in July.  The boys are "super" excited.  :-)

What I used:
  • white felt (cheap and easy to work with)
  • red and blue felt (any colors would work... these ones go with my birthday party color scheme)
  • white embroidery thread and a needle (but fabric glue could be used instead)
  • white button
  • self sticking Velcro
  • scissors

What I did:

1)  Using a word processing program, I made a letter template (inside a circle).

2)  I used the paper template to cut out a blue felt letter (the first letter of the child's name) and a red felt circle.  I then stitched the letter to the circle using white embroidery thread.  (Glue could be used if you are making a "no-sew" version.)

3)  I cut a basic "cape shape" out of the white felt.  My cape was about 26 inches from the neck to the bottom, and the straps where about 5 inches.

4)  I cut some red felt to attach to the straps for some color (but this step could be skipped for a "no-sew" version).  I then attached one piece of Velcro to the top of the right strap and the bottom of the left strap, and reinforced it with a couple of stitches.  I added a white button embellishment (for decoration only) and stitched the red felt to the straps.

5)  Finally, I stitched the red circle to the cape.  (Again, this could be done with glue if desired.That's it!  Done... and ready for your Super Hero in training!

At the birthday party, I am going to have the kids decorate their capes with foam star stickers.  Won't that be cute????

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

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PPS (For a matching Super Hero Mask, check out this tutorial.)


  1. Very cute! I'm sure your son's birthday guests will love them. Getting to decorate them themselves will be like the icing on the cake. :) Great job!

  2. LOVE this!! Esp that it's no sew ;)

    We are hosting a link party called “Help a Momma Out” every Tuesday! This would be an awesome link up! I would appreciate if you'd add it. Thanks in advance for your consideration :)

  3. Terrific cape!! I love it, and I think I will be able to do it ;) I am thinking one for both of my kids, and also one for me :) Thanks for linking up to our party!!

  4. This is great! My 4 year old is already talking about wanting to be a super hero for Halloween and I am having heart palpitations about making a cute her request! Thanks for the tips! I am a new follower!

  5. Love this cape - will be making one (3 actually!)for sure!

  6. Im a teacher and looking for some fun stuff to do with my own three kids each day while im off for the summer...I call it Camp Mommy! I'll add this to my pinboard of camp mommy ideas: superhero day! We'll make one (with glue of course, so THEY can do it) for each kid and of course for me,too. Chasing each other through the house will be so much more fun in capes!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Sounds fun! I would love to come to your camp. Check out our Super Hero party. Maybe you will find an idea or two you can use. :-)

  7. Hi,

    I LOVE this idea. I'm wondering where to get the inexpensive white felt for the base of the cape? I'm finding $5/yard around here (Toronto) - is this what I should expect to pay?

    1. That is about what I paid in NS. It is worth it though.... you're little super-heroes will thank you! :-)

  8. Hi there ! Just wondering how the foam stickers did staying on the capes ? About how long did they last ? Thanks a ton !! Love this post !

    1. The stickers stayed on pretty well. It's not permanant, but it lasted through the party. :-)


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