DIY: No Sew Cape

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Simple no-sew cape tutorial.  Great as an activity for birthday parties. #shop #projectamazing #cbias

 

Last month, we celebrated Camden’s 3rd birthday.  He wanted a super hero theme, and so I began wracking my brain trying to come up with a fun craft for the kids to do at the party.  That’s when it hit me: capes!  I wanted something the kids could decorate, wear, and take home.  I also needed it to be affordable, so with the help of some Scotch® Brand Double-Sided Tape and a few plastic table cloths, I was able to make these for super cheap.  The best part is that they look great plain, so if a child doesn’t want to decorate one, they can still take something home.

1. Gather supplies  2. Cut cape piece and three strips to create tie.  3. Braid strips to form a strong tie.  4. Make sure tie is longer than cape width.  5. Place Scotch® Brand double-sided tape on the top of cape.  6. Fold over tape to create a hem. (In a similar manner as using real hem tape when sewing.)  7.  Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make the casing, being sure to go over the tie without accidentally getting tape on it.  Done! #shop #projectamazing #cbiasSteps:

1. Gather supplies: scissors, Scotch® Brand Double-Sided Tape, and a plastic table cloth.

2. Cut cape piece and three strips to create tie.

3. Braid strips to form a strong tie.

4. Make sure tie is longer than cape width.

5. Place Scotch® Brand Double-Sided Tape on the top of cape.

6. Fold over tape to create a hem. (In a similar manner as using real hem tape when sewing.)

7.  Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make the casing, being sure to go over the tie without accidentally getting tape on it.

8. Done!

DIY Cape.  Great as birthday party favors that kids can decorate as a party activity.  Less than $1 a cape because the main material is a plastic table cloth. #shop #projectamazing #cbias

Here‘s a quick visual aid.

The Scotch® Double-Sided Tape really makes all the difference in the project and gives the cape a sewn-look without the hassle.  It’s also great for adding decorations to the cape in one simple step. Walmart has recently added Scotch® and Command™ products to their crafting section, which makes it a breeze to find them.
Where to find Scotch® Brand and Command™ products in the Walmart Craft Aisle. #shop #projectamazing #cbias

Camden sure loves his cape!No sew diy cape #shop #projectamazing #cbiasTo help preserve the cape, I have Camden hang it on a Command™ hook from Walmart.  I love that they don’t do any damage to the walls.

Using a Command hook to hang a cape. #shop #projectamazing #cbias

While I love how it looks plain, the kids had a ton of fun decorating the capes at Camden’s party.

Decorating a cape as a superhero party craft. #shop #projectamazing #cbias

Decorating capes for a birthday activity. #shop #projectamazing #cbias

*I originally made the ties with twine, but switched to the braided plastic because it posed less of a safety threat.

The no-sew cape was definitely a hit!

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4 Comments

  1. This is so creative! I never would have thought to make a cape from a table cloth like this! Perfect for kids’ parties! #client

  2. Malini Subramanian.

    Kara,
    Such a great idea. Thanks very much. I needed a cheap DIY costume for a monk’s cloak and this fit perfectly into the budget and had the kids creative juices flowing.
    Many Thanks for documenting with step by step instructions and photos. Have a great day.

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