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DIY: Thor Inspired Cape

By Adelle Belnap 10/16/2013


We think that the Marvel Super Heroes are pretty marvelous. It turns out that Disneyland does too! For a limited time, starting on November 1st, Disneyland Park is offering a new Thor Exhibit. The park released this information on their blog:

"Inside Innoventions, Foster and her team are preparing for the opening of the Bifrost with the installation of Thor: Treasures of Asgard, a collection of objects brought to Earth straight from Asgard. After viewing the exhibit, you’ll be invited to enter a chamber where the Bifrost will transport you to Asgard for an audience with Thor himself!"

Do you have any little Avengers that would be excited to meet a real Super Hero?

If so, check out this Easy No Sew Super Hero Cape Tutorial. With a quick ZAP, POW, and KAZAM, you can transform your little hero into Thor himself.



You will need:

1 Yard of Red Fleece
1 Yellow Felt Square
1 Black Felt Square
1 Grey Felt Square
2 Velcro Sticky Dots
Double Sided Iron-On Fabric Adhesive
Cape Pattern
THOR Logo Pattern (Download here)

Start by measuring the length of your little super hero from the top of their shoulders to the middle of their thigh. This will be the length of your cape. Mark the bottom end of your cape with a ruler like shown below, or go ahead and cut it off now. Fold the piece in half and place your cape pattern along the fold line. Cut the cape around the pattern and then continue the same cutting direction until you reach the bottom of your fabric. Like this:



Round the bottom edge of the cape with your rotary cutter or with scissors.



Print the Thor Logo Pattern and cut out the individual pieces. Cut a square of felt about the size of each shape in the correct color. Do not cut the shape yet. You need to first add the fabric adhesive to the back of the felt. Cut the fabric adhesive to the same size as your felt square. If you don't, you will have a very sticky mess on your iron and ironing board! Follow the directions on the double sided fabric adhesive. Mine had a slick side and a webbed side. I placed the webbed side towards the fabric with the slick side facing upwards. Press it onto the fabric with a hot iron. Do not use steam. The webbed glue will adhere to the felt creating a bond. Continue repeating this step until all of your felt square have backing.



Trace the logo onto the slick side of the fabric adhesive. (If you were doing letters or something without a symmetrical shape, you would want to be sure to flip the pattern over so it looks backwards as you trace it. That way, when you iron it onto your cape, it is facing the right direction!)



Then cut out your shapes following your trace lines. Peel off the backing.



Center your wings onto the back of the super cape. Start ironing your logo elements beginning with the lowest (the cape) and working upwards with the circle, the hammer, then the lightening bolt. Press firmly onto each until they are secure before adding the next.



The last thing you need to do is add the Velcro dots to the neck.



The easiest way to do this is to place the cape on your little super hero and measure where you want to place the Velcro and stick them on! That's it.



This Super Cape is an easy way to make your visit to the new THOR Exhibit at Disneyland extra special for your marvel-ous little Avenger. Or, it makes a fun addition to a Super Hero birthday party, Halloween costume or everyday make-believe time at home.

WARNING: This cape may cause increased giggles, excess amounts of flexing, tendency to pretend flying, and in some cases, extreme amounts of super human fun.



We'd love to help you and your little ones "fly" away for your next Disneyland vacation! Book online or call our Reservation Specialists at 855-GET-AWAY!

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Adelle Belnap