This week, I had a special project to make that I was excited about. A little over a year ago, a little boy in our church had a kidney transplant. Our family had participated in a fundraiser walk for him and had prayed that he would soon receive a new kidney. His transplant was a success and this weekend a party is being held to celebrate his kidney's birthday!
He LOVES superheroes and so I checked with his mom and he did not have a cape! Well, I think every little boy and girl needs a cape so I decided to make one for him to wear to his party.
Here is how it turned out. Sorry about the poor pictures...I had lost natural sunlight by the time I was done and was giving it to him that night.
For this project, I used the free cape pattern that you can find HERE on the Nancy's Notions website. There are other free tutorials out there for capes if you do a search. For the emblem on the back, I ended up drawing my own as I couldn't find one that I liked and then I used a printout of his initial to do the monogram. For my sewing students, this would be a good project to learn how to do appliques with your sewing machine.
Here is a picture of my daughter modeling the cape since it does look better on. I think she secretly liked to wear it even though she wouldn't admit it. Hope he has a wonderful time at his party tomorrow!