Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to prepare your children's costumes than to make them yourself!
How to make a Spooky Cape:
You will need:
For the Top:
- Measure the length of the cape from shoulder to waist.
- Fold the fabric in half, and then in half again.
- Starting in the bottom corner, measure the length of the cape. Mark out a 1/4 circle with chalk by placing the tip of the measuring tape in the corner of the fabric and pivot the end of the tape to make the circle, marking the desired length as you move across the fabric, making an arc shape.
- For the neck hole, cut out a small 1/4 circle at the corner of the fabric, using the neck of a t-shirt as a size guide.
- Open up your circle so it's folded in half, making a large 1/2 circle shape.
- Draw a slanted line from one side of the neck hole to the bottom - this should be around 1/4 of the size of a full cape. Cut this piece off to create the front opening.
- Draw some freehand spider-web shapes and inverted scallops along the bottom edge to give a web-like effect.
- Pinch the fabric carefully in the middle of the shapes and nick with the scissors. Then carefully cut out each shape to create the lattice effect.
- Wundaweb or sew the ribbon along the neck line to tie at the front.
Create something truly unique this Halloween for a night of trick or treating that you'll never forget. Plus, when it's so easy to create a memorable costume, you can get the kids involved!