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Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

My daughter’s school has ‘spirit days’ every month- they are a lot of fun for the kids & gives them an excuse to wear unusual things & think creatively. One of the themes is ‘Super Hero Day’. It could be as simple as wearing a graphic tee- but they sky’s the limit.  🙂 This year my daughter & a classmate decided they would be ‘Terrific Twins’; their super power was to make others smile. They did some drawings & thought of the lightning bolt logo & my daughter asked if we could make capes. I loved their enthusiasm so we looked up some ideas & found a tutorial for a mask on SlowMama’s blog– which is fabulous & easy to follow- but we had to add some ribbon!

Here’s how it looked pinned up:

Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

I used the pink 5/8” sheer box pleat ribbon along the top & 5/8” elastic ribbon for the headband portion. I pinned both of the ribbons between the 2 layers of felt before stitching them together.

And the finished project:

Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

We added sequins & a lightning bolt in glitter glue after the stitching was done.

We thought some wristbands would add to the ensemble:

Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

For these I measured a strip of felt around my daughter’s wrist & then cut at an angle. The elastic ribbon makes them easy to slip on & off- you can see it only takes a snippet of elastic for these! They are only one layer, but I stitched all the way around for a fun detail.

We made a cape too- same basic idea as the one I made for her Harry Potter party at school, but I did round the edges on this one- and the fuchsia/pink 5/8” textured two-toned ribbon matched the fabric Hadley chose really well!

Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

And here are the Terrific Twins & their Superhero Teacher! They all make me smile!

Make Your Own Super Hero Gear

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired!

By Jen Shears



Other Supplies Used

  • Felt (fabric store sheets)
  • Fabric for cape (Ben Franklins)
  • Sewing machine & thread
  • Straight pins
  • Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
  • Sequins (Joanns)


Products Referenced in This Post

  1. Martie Rollin

    Terrific project! Thanks for the great construction photos…very helpful. Looking forward to making this for my granddaughters!

  2. ~amy~

    You are thee best momma ever! What fun outfits!

  3. TracyM #6773

    These are SUPER COOL Jen!!!
    What a FUN day and FUN Mum 🙂
    LOVE how you added the sequins & sparkly lightning bolt – they really are Terrific Twins!!!

  4. erin

    I think I want one of these….


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