When we were younger we spent our days running around the backyard wearing capes and pretending we’re superheroes, fighting the bad guys and saving the world! Now that we’re older we can change those youthful capes for a more fashionable version, but if you have children of your own you can absolutely make some superhero capes for them as well, since you’re already in the crafting mode! Check out this lovely roundup of DIY trendy capes that you and your kiddo can both wear!
1. Wrap Around Cape
The cape that fully wraps around you isn’t just the trendiest piece at the moment, it’s also very functional in cold weather, because it’s going to keep you super warm. Go for neutral fabric that’s going to blend in with the wintery landscape and find the tutorial at In Honor for Design.
2. Studded Cape
A cape was always supposed to stand out, so when you’re making you own be sure to put all of your creativity into it and dare to experiment! You’ll find a unique tutorial for a studded cape at A Pair & A Spare that is a great way to turn a classic cape into an edgy fashion piece.
3. Princess Cape
It takes so very little to make our kids feel like they are most special souls in this world. Spending time with them and surprising them with a princess cape definitely makes the list! Your sweet mini-me is going to be incredibly happy when she gets to play princess all day long with this beautiful pink cape from Melly Sews!
4. Hooded Cape
Here’s another enchanting cape that you can make together with your little one and add another piece to their ever growing imaginary world! This hooded cape is a very versatile piece that goes with a number of different costumes. Get the how-to at Bambino Goodies!
5. Winter Cape
A cape isn’t just supposed to make you look like a badass superhero, it’s also supposed to keep you warm! BuzzFeed shares a great tutorial for a winter cape that is going to make sure you don’t catch a cold while strolling through the winter wonderland!
6. Checkered Cape
Our superpower is staying on top of the latest trends and brining you the best DIY projects. We’re willing to bet that your superpower is creating the most stylish creations that easily match anything found in stores! Doing what we do best, we’re drawing your attention to this trendy checked cape by The Creative Spark!
7. Blanket Cape
Once you become a homeowner it’s way too easy to start hoarding blankets. It always seems like an extra blanket couldn’t hurt, but one day you realize you have far too many! eHow makes a case for repurposing an old blanket and turning it into a cape!
8. Superhero Cape
We can’t make a roundup about capes and leave out the most recognizable, classic superhero cape, can we? This one is perfect for your little superhero who is so eager to save the world! You can find the tutorial at Make and Takes and spoiler alert, this project doesn’t require any sewing!
9. Red Riding Hood
What is your favorite childhood fairytale? We’ve always felt intrigued by the story of Little Red Riding Hood and if you want to make a nostalgic cape for yourself that can also be an innovative Halloween costume, head over to Fleece Fun for the details!
10. Cozy Cape
Some capes are only meant to be worn on special occasions, but other capes are meant to be your companions throughout the winter. If you’re looking to make a cape that will be your go-to piece this winter, choose one that feels very comfortable, such as this gem by The Homesteady!
11. Unicorn Cape
Who wouldn’t want to be a unicorn?! These mystical creatures have become a huge symbol of empowerment for many adults and kids! If you have a little unicorn at home or have maybe always felt like one yourself, don’t hesitate to make this epic unicorn cape by Hello Wonderful!
12. King Cape
If we’ve included a princess cape, we’re absolutely going for the king cape as well! A royal family has to be complete, right? These corresponding capes are a great idea if you have more than one toddler running around the house! Check in with Everfan to learn the details about this exceptional king cape!
13. Hooded Cape With Pockets
When you’re making your own clothing pieces the freedom lies in the fact that you can customize them to suit your wishes. Are you always complaining that capes never have pockets? No problem, make your very own hooded cape with pockets, following the example at A Bird’s Leap!