"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pillowcase SUPER HERO CAPE!!

Find yourself an old pillowcase and make it into a SUPER HERO CAPE for your little one.  What I love most about this is, this pillowcase is from my mom's linen closet so I grew up using this pillowcase as a little girl and now my daughter is using it.....in a much more fabulous way!!

HERE IS WHAT YOU DO:
Turn your pillowcase inside out.
Cut off the closed end of your pillowcase.
Fold your pillowcase in half, then cut out your neckline. Make sure the fold is in the middle. 

Open it up, then pin it, then sew it together,
Once you have sewn it, turn it right sides out and sew it for a nice finished look. 
 Sew on velcro or just leave it as is for tieing.
You can also add a fun detail to the back like I did.  I added her initial as well as some rick rack I already had in my stash.  I uesd the open part of the pillowcase as my guide for the rickrack and sewed it on, closing the bottom of the cape.
You can tie the cape on....
or you can use the velcro.
Not bad for a 10 minute project and endless amounts of fun for your little one.

10 comments:

A* said...

This is a lovely idea! She is a super girl!

Sam said...

You are a super mom! YOu just had a baby and your already up and making great things for your girls. WOw, you really are my hero! Teach me how to be like you. :)

Lisa said...

That's a great take on the superhero cape. I think I'll make one for my daughter.

roseylittlethings said...

would love to add this tutorial to the vintage sheet blog: http://vintagesheets.blogspot.com
please let me know if that would be ok.

Misty said...

Adorable!! Thanks for sharing @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

LivingSoAbundantly said...

That's a great idea!

Alison said...

What a FUN idea to repurpose a pillow case!! Super cute!

~Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Lori@momsbyheart.net said...

Thanks so much for posting! Linked to you:
http://www.momsbyheart.net/2010/07/momspiration-mondays.html

Whitney said...

I love the cape. As soon as I saw it I started one each for my girls. I think this is going to be a gift for many little girls and boys over the next few years. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
http://izzylivymom.blogspot.com/2010/08/lets-fly-away.html

Shelby said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I've linked to your site with my own variation and tutorial. http://thebeansproutnotes.blogspot.com/2011/09/superhero-cape.html