I've been making custom super hero capes for a while and thought it be great to make it into a hooded towel. Leave it to me to try to make cute into cute AND practical.
This Tutorial is sized for 3 months-1 year. It is nicely sized for that age group, however, it can easily be adjusted for any age. I am definitely considering making one for the man or should I say hero in my life. I think it would be an adorable gag gift for a grown up. Then again, I would totally use it :)
I used my regular cape pattern, but instead of using the Velcro neckline I rounded it off. You can easily make your own.
The Pattern is approximately 36"L x 18" at its widest point. The fabric is folded in half in order to double the size. After cutting the first layer, cut the second layer, leaving a 1" overage. Terry tends to shift while sewing so this ensures all my edges will meet up perfectly.
Make a cardboard template of the "Superman" emblem which and cut around. Then serge the sides leaving the interior diamond open for turning. Leave a quarter inch seam allowance on the interior.
Then flip and insert serged interior diamond. Pin seams.
Ready to sew.
Cut out letter. Add a back layer sew and flip it right side out.
For the hood, use a 12"x12" square of each fabric back to back. Pin them together on top. Sewing the top in a rounded head shape.
When pinning the back and front, leave overage on the second fabric to allow for shifting. Serge the pieces together leaving a hole to flip the right side out and to attach the hood.
Insert the hood and flip the raw terry edges of the cape hole in then pin and sew.
Then assemble the "Superman" cut out and the letter and sewed.
The finished product.
Folded and gift ready.
This would make for a great baby shower gift or just a great gift for a special child in your life. Please feel free to ask any questions. Thanks again for having me!!!