My son was invited to a Birthday Party and like always, I ask the mom what she wants the kiddo to have as a gift. (A mom's and kid's idea of a good gift often differ, plus I wouldn't want to get them something they already have! :)
She knows me well and knows that I rather enjoy crafting, so sent me this link that she found on pinterest. Blankets weren't staying tied on when used as capes, so something else was needed. Never fear....Kelly to the rescue. :)
The tutorial is great, I just made a few minor modifications.
I bought 2 tshirts at the Dollar Store, since they weren't on sale at Hobby Lobby this week. From now on....I'm saving the shirts that dear hubs donates. This is such a perfect gift!!!
I opted for snaps (at the mom's request) at the neck instead of velcro, but am going to let them be tested and can add velcro if snaps seem to be cumbersome.
I used the green scraps to make these appliques. I cut 3 squares bigger than my star shape out of wonder under, ironed them to the knit scraps, then die cut the stars (you can trace and hand cut though), ironed onto cape, and then stitched with contrasting thread.
I used a freezer paper stencil that I cut with my silhouette to put the "M" on the back. The Birthday Boy's name started with an "M."
It wasn't very nice of me to have my sweet boy model for me then make him take it off so I could wrap it.
No worries....I promised him a set of his own. Hopefully he will forget until Christmas! ;)
Since I sewed on the appliques and the cuffs, this is SC#31....wow I am sooo behind!