My son chose a “Superheroes love LEGO & Ice Cream” party theme for his 4th Birthday Party this year. At first I thought this was too much and tried to convince him to just do a LEGO party. But he really wanted Superheroes too. So why not.
Now to figure out how to incorporate the Superhero part into a LEGO Party. A couple of years ago I made these super simple t-shirt capes and thought it would be easy enough to make for the 7 kids he has invited.
I went through Ben’s closet (with his knowledge of course) and pulled out a bunch of his old t-shirts.
- old t-shirts
- fusible web
- scrap fabric
Take the fusible web and draw your background image on it. For my background images I used a triangle, an oval, and a lightning bolt. The cape pictured below I drew a triangle looking design onto the fusible web and then cut it out. The fusible web is simply a sticky layer with a paper backing on it. You can buy this at any fabric store for about $3 a yard.
Now cut out the triangle shape again, now the fabric will be attached as well.
Once all the backgrounds are ironed onto the t-shirt capes sew a zig-zag stitch around the entire background design. Don’t forget to do a back stitch at the beginning and end. This does not have to be perfect just enough so that the edges don’t fray when you wash the cape.
Now do the exact same thing with the initial you are adding over top of the background design.