Quick and Frugal Kid’s Cape

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I was very cheap frugal with my girls’ Halloween costumes this year.  I refused to purchase a costume in a package for $20 or $30.  No way!

So, I got the bright idea (Monday, mind you) that I would make their costumes.

After a trip to Hobby Lobby and Walmart, I came out with shirts, skirts, and tights that could serve as a costume and be worn again later.  I also came out with material to make my sweet Super Girls a super cape.

If you do not count the battle of wills I had with the sewing machine midway through the second cape, it was a very easy project.  {And, just so we are clear, the bobbin was giving me fits… but the machine is still intact.  Nothing was broken during the battle.}

Ironing the material

Ironing the material

Sewing the hem

Sewing the hem

The tie for the cape (Mind you, Im not a great seamstress, so ignore all of the flaws, mkay?!)

The tie for the cape (Mind you, I'm not a great seamstress, so ignore all of the flaws, m'kay?!)

Stitching down the tie... I had considered buttons or velcro, but had neither

Stitching down the tie... I had considered buttons or velcro, but had neither

My Super Girls!

My "Super" Girls!

Minus the battle with my bobbin, it took about 30 minutes to whip one of these together (that includes the time it took to measure my wiggly, impatient 3-year-old!)

This post is linked to Frugal Fridays at Life As Mom.

Comments

  1. says

    Nice work! I’ve found that I’m a much “better” seamstress when I don’t worry about perfection. I’m learning tons as I go and getting better all the time – to the point that I’m making some blocks for my nephew for Christmas without a pattern OR tutorial! :>) They’re not going to be perfect, but I am pretty sure he won’t care.

    I suspect your girls’ superpower is supreme cuteness!!!
    .-= Lenetta @ Nettacow´s last blog ..Cheap White Noise =-.

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