Easy DIY Superhero Cape

Last weekend I took full advantage of our first cold weekend in the DC area. We turned on the heat, laid around the house and I finished up a few of many craft projects I’ve started and abandoned. Story of my life.

One of my first projects was to finish the kids Superhero Capes. (Easy DIY Superhero Cape) My children are typical and think they can fly and save the world. Well you can’t walk around with all of these super powers and have no cape to show for it. So here we are.

You can do the no sew version or you can sew if you are feeling fancy. Either way the required skill Level is low.

DIY Superhero Cape

I took the kids to Hobby Lobby to pick out their fabric. The fabric was on sale and I had a coupon. SCORE! I got a yard of the chevron print and a yard and a half of the other.

DIY Superhero Cape

I folded the fabric in half and used this arch I found online to help cut out the neck area of the cape. This doesn’t have to be exact but it is a great guide for getting started. The arch goes on the folded seam.

DIY Superhero Cape

After you’ve made the cut in your cape it should look like this. Now you can create your cape emblem if you don’t have one already. An emblem isn’t required, it depends on how pushy your kid is.

DIY Superhero Cape

My daughter didn’t want a specific shape so we went with the letter N. I printed out an N, cut it out and traced it onto my felt. After the outline, I simply cut it out.

DIY Superhero Cape

My son was particular and wanted the Batman Dark Knight emblem on his cape. I Googled the image and did the same thing as I did with the letter N. I printed it out, cut it out and then traced it onto my felt.

  • No, sew: You can use fabric glue to stick your emblem onto your cape.
  • Sew: Stitch your emblem to your cape

DIY Superhero Cape

I decided to put felt behind the fabric because the material was so light. You can make your cape only using felt or you can use fabric and felt.

  • No sew: If you decide to use both fabrics you can glue them together
  • Sew: Run a light stitch around the perimeter.

DIY Superhero Cape

I went with velcro for the closure for safety reasons. In the event of an emergency, the velcro will come undone. You can use the closure of your choice but this was an easy choice for me. A few stitches to secure it to the cape and I was done.

DIY Superhero CapeThis is a close up of the velcro, I used a multi-colored thread on her cape.

DIY Superhero Cape

All done!

DIY Superhero Cape

Nori was excited that I finally finished her cape.

DIY Superhero Cape


Note: My children are two totally different heights so I held the fabric against their backs to determine the appropriate length.

DIY Superhero Cape

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Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Rabia @TheLiebers

    Cute! I made my kids some capes a few years ago, but I recently realized that my youngest was too little then and he didn’t get one. Better rectify that soon!

  2. MJ

    OMG I love this and I can totally do this! Great tutorial. Pinning for later!

    • mimicutelips

      Thanks MJ, I tried to make it easy. We don’t always have a ton of time on our hands. Quick and easy is always a winner. Share it once it’s done.

  3. Amber

    Those are super cute! My boys love super hero capes! I may have to make one of these for them for Christmas!

  4. Dagmara-GlamistaHome

    Cute! She looks like she had a good time being a super lady! Love the colors and such a fun way for kids to play dress up.

    • mimicutelips

      Thanks Dagmara I love that my kids still love to play dress up. With all the technology in the wold I appreciate their love for the simple things.

  5. Jessica

    I just love the fabric you picked out. I would pick those out for my kids as well. Looks fun!

  6. Holly

    that is so creative and a great idea. They came out awesome!

  7. Kiwi

    This is the cutest thing!!!! I love it and I wish I had a kid to recreate this for! One day!!!

  8. Ida

    I love how easy it is to make these capes. My kids are always running around the house with capes on and this is an easy way to add variety to their collection!

  9. Brianne- Just Trying To Save Money

    This is absolutely adorable- my girls would love to do this!

  10. Uplifting Families

    This is so cute. I should make one for my youngest son. He loves playing super hero with his old baby bath towels.

  11. GinaB @ Mirror Watching

    Ok, now I have to make one for my daughter. They are so cute and easy. We are already Batman & Robin, I might as well make it official. Thanks!

  12. Crystal

    Awww…those are the cutest little capes ever! Your children’s picture reminds me of one of the kids in the nursery. He always wear a cape like he’s superman.

  13. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    That is such a cute idea. I remember when my boys were little, I paid GOOD money to buy them each their own capes. Sigh.

  14. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    OMG, she’s going to save the day with cuteness! You did an awesome job.

  15. Cherri Megasko

    How cute is that! My grandsons both love playing dress-up. This would be a cheap and easy way for me to expand their dress-up wardrobe.

  16. Alli

    I’m not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, but I do believe I can do this and my grandsons will be over the moon. No more having to try and tie towels around their necks when they come over for a slumber party. You’re my superhero! Pinning!

  17. Jeannette

    This is such a cute and easy idea! I loved for a superhero cape for my son forever and could never find one that I liked! Now I’ll just make him one!

  18. Jeanine

    How cute. My kids would love this. What a fun way to let them be superheros with out spending the big bucks.

  19. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    Move over superwoman, super nori is coming your way! I think grown ups need capes too! 🙂

  20. Kelly Hutchinson

    I just love the non traditional colors/patterns of the fabric the kids chose. The pattern looks super easy to make.

  21. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

    This is a super cute and fun idea! I’ll have to try making one when my grandson is a little older.

  22. rika agustini

    that’s super easy and quick! I love simple DIY ! perfect for beginners like me

  23. Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka)

    Simple to do. Thankfully. Because BB has 5 grandchildren she has to make this for!! Gracias for the instructions!

  24. Annemarie LeBlanc

    A cute, easy to make cape for those superhero make believe play days. I wish I was as crafty as you!

  25. Rebecca Swenor

    This is a great idea for the little ones. I love how easy it is to make these capes too. This would be something I could do for my niece’s kids and they could even help with them. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Kathy

    Those are so cute! I may just have to make them for my daughters. I bet they’d love them.

  27. Chrystal | YUM eating

    Oh, how adorable! Kiddo was never really in to super hero stuff when she was younger, which is surprising since her dad has been in to Captain America since he was a toddler. He even still has his Captain America outfit and mask his mom made when he was about 5.

  28. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is such a fantastic idea. I will have to make a few for when my friend brings her girls over. They are going to love them.

  29. Krystal

    My son would totally want a superhero cape! I’m going to have to give it a try!

  30. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    This is such a cute and adorable craft! I love how bright and colourful the cape turned out!

  31. Chubskulit Rose

    Awwww you are so creative! This reminds me of my husband’s childhood cape that we still have till now.

  32. Ashleigh Walls

    I love how simple this is! My son would love for me to make him one.

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