In conjunction with Family Fun, Craft Hope, and Enchanted Makeovers, we made superhero capes for children living in shelters. In the Dec/Jan issue of Family Fun magazine, there is an article about the work of Craft Hope and Enchanted Makeovers. Craft Hope is an online site that coordinates crafters with charity projects and Enchanted Makeovers does makeovers for shelters by making them more homey and comfortable. The capes are gifts to the kids that are staying in shelters that have been made over by Enchanted Makeovers.
The capes are made from cotton jersey so you don't have to worry about frayed edges; just cut the rectangle, fold over and glue the top edge to make a channel for the ribbon, and add a superhero emblem using Heat'n Bond, stitching, or fabric paint. We used the Heat'n Bond and it worked like a charm. Add velcro dots to the ends of the ribbons and you're done! The full directions are in the Dec/Jan issue of Family Fun magazine or here at Family Fun online.
There were nine of us, including my sister and her four kids, and we had a lot of fun making the capes together, plus, it feels good knowing you are creating something that will go to a little one in need.
Get a group of your own together and be cape-making superheroes!