Thursday, February 9, 2012

SUPER Fabric Riddle Answer

Earlier this week, I posted a picture challenge for you.  Designed to stretch the synapses in your brain, as well as your quilt-y knowledge, this one definitely allowed for creative thinking.  (Click here if you missed the challenge.)

These were the photos of the fabric challenge:

I even included three clues:

Clue #1 - These are all various fabrics from my stash.  

Clue #2 - They turned into two easy-sew projects, although they are not quilts.

Clue #3 - The finished projects were birthday gifts for two SUPER girls who turned 3 and 5.
I heard from several readers, some through the comments, some through email.  The most popular guesses were pillow cases and pajamas.  Great guesses!
The answer is....Super Girl Capes!!!

Super Girls need capes, right?  I cannot take the credit for the creativity behind this project.  My best friend (Hi, Chris!) found a great tutorial on How Does She?  Fantastic directions!
Now, just like with cooking, I don't always follow the directions when I sew.  (The jury is still out as to whether or not that is a good thing!)  I changed my capes just a bit from the blog instructions. 
I used cotton instead of felt or fleece.  Each set of fabrics had a very slight metallic thread running through it.  A girl's gotta have some bling!  ;)
I made my capes reversible, with a different print on each side.  And, of course, I HAD to include a Super Initial Badge on the front for each Super Girl!  I just drew the shapes and letters directly on the fabric and added some fusible web to the back.  
POOF!  Ready to save the world!
Have you made any fun kid projects lately?


Lisa said...

very clever idea! I'm sure they will be thrilled!

Lindsi B said...

I'd love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up!

Kati said...

Oh, those are so cute. My daughters love being super heros. They might need their own girly capes.