I spent many hours searching the Internet for some super hero capes for a dress-up birthday party. The least expensive I could find were $6.00 each. I also stumbled across for "mini super hero capes craft kit at S&S Worldwide at twelve for $32.99. I have no idea from what these are made, but I'm guessing paper.
I decided to troll through Dollar Tree to see what they had. I found these plastic tablecloths with a thin fabric web backing. I purchased 6 cloths for a total of $6.00...the joy of the dollar store.
I was hoping the backing would be substantial enough to use just one layer of tablecloth, but it wasn't. I cut out a simple pattern and placed the webbing sides together and stitched around the outside edge. You could use a spray adhesive to join if you fear the sewing machine. Then I attached a hook and loop tape fastener to each cape front. The entire sewing and trimming process took less than 15 minutes per cape.
|I found these in green, red and blue in the housewares area. Do NOT use the thin un-backed plastic cloths on the party supply aisle.|