Easy kids cape:
- hot glue gun
I tried using pens, pencils, and even my fabric pencil to sketch the design on my felt but nothing showed up so luckily I have these colored permanent markers. I just traced the design with the color that matched the felt and it practically blended in- but still enough for me to see my lines.
I held up my big piece of felt to Brody to see how long I wanted it, and about how wide his shoulders would be. Then I folded that in half and traced the shape I wanted my cape to be. Cut the neck hole out too while it's still folded in half to make it even. It ended up looking like this:
Cut the neck ties evenly by just doing a rounded edge on the seam of the fold.
Throughout my cutting I would hold it up to Brody to make sure the shoulders looked right and everything hung the way I liked it- I ended up shaving some off the shoulders. Then after I cut the shield and initial out I just glued them on the back with hot glue (my fabric glue was completely solid in the bottle, it's been a while since I've used it- hot glue worked great though!).
I wasn't quite satisfied with it so I hand threaded around the shield. If you do this, use a thimble because it can be hard to pierce the hot glue! Then I sewed on some velcro on the neck ties.