(Ummm. . .red lightening sweetie???? Are you sure???? I think the lightening should be yellow, don't you???? )
Well, I tried to sweet talk some sense into the poor fellow , but he had other ideas. . . so I appliqued it on with yellow thread just to make me feel better ☺. I was pretty worried that he wouldn't like it because of the small splash of yellow, but it ended up being the thing he liked the most.
Making a cape isn't hard at all. I purchased 1 yard satin for the cape and 1/4 yard for the bolt of lightening.
I don't have a pattern to share with you, so I took a picture of the cape laying flat on the floor so you can see its simple shape.
The lightening I drew freehand onto the paper backing of Heat n Bond lite (you can use any similar product). Heads up: Make sure you draw or trace your design on backwards or reverse-I forgot that and ended up with my lightening going the wrong direction then I had envisioned. It probably really shouldn't have mattered, but it bothered me so I had to do that step over again. Then I ironed on my design to the red satin following the manufacturer's instructions. After cutting out the lightening bolt I fused it centered onto the cape.
I used yellow thread on the top and blue bobbin thread to tightly zig-zag or satin stitch around the applique.
I threaded my serger with 4 spools of bright blue thread (the spools weren't actually all the exact same color-I just used what I had and borrowed a couple of spools from my mom too. A contrasting color would probably look really cool too. I'm a huge fan of using whatever you happen to have) I serged a rolled hem around the entire perimeter of the cape.
If you don't have a serger you could cut out two capes and sew them right sides together, leaving a small hole to turn. Iron it flat and top stitch. Contrasting colors would look AMAZING!
Please ignore the "love prints" all over the mirror.☺Sew on some Velcro to fasten the cape at the neck and you are finished! Quick and easy with a lot of pizazz.