Thursday, 29 June 2017

Superhero Capes ~ Capes 4 Kids

Capes 4 Kids Australia donates super powered capes to little superheroes undergoing treatments or procedures in hospital. The capes are sewn by volunteers and sent to hospitals across Australia. 

Superhero capes ~ Threading My way

I can only imagine how scary it must be for a young child who ends up in hospital, whether as a one off, or for ongoing treatment. Anything that helps them is a good thing, in my books.

For the time being, I've just sewn one cape, and sent it off to Capes 4 Kids, via the Handmade Cooperative. To sew more capes for this wonderful charity, I'll need to register. 

The trademarked cape pattern provided by Capes 4 Kids Australia is solely for the use of all the Capes 4 Kids Australia team, and is the only pattern that can be used when sewing for them.

Superhero capes ~ Threading My way
Superhero cape donated to Capes 4 Kids Australia

Most little kids, sick or not, love dress up costumes, and superhero capes are an easy one to make.

I last made superhero capes as Christmas presents a few years ago and they have been well used. One side was shiny curtain fabric, with an appliqu├ęd star. Unfortunately, that pattern doesn't seem to be in existence anymore. 

One of the Christmas curtain fabric capes - NOT for Capes 4 Kids Australia

If you would like to make a cape for your little superhero, I've found some free tutorials which may be of help.

Do you have a favourite superhero cape pattern or tutorial?

... Pam




3 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing the generous nature of so many people

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  2. I've made quite a few superhero capes - including 15 Batman capes for a Batman party earlier this year :D The pattern I use the most was an Etsy purpose from GeorgiaLeighDesigns - I like it because the one pattern covers sizes 2/3 - 6/7 :)

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  3. I am sure these capes cheer even the poorly children such a worthwhile charity

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