I had lots of fun making Christmas gifts this year. I get so excited about things I'm sewing its hard not to blog about it at Christmas time. But finally, finally, all the gifts have been sent out and received and I can finally show some pictures!
Nothing warms this aunt's heart more than seeing her gifts being enjoyed.
Sam, Caleb, and Ashlyn all got superhero capes and masks. This was such a fast, easy project, but one that seems to be a big hit.
To make these, I just took a yard of two different fabrics, folded them in half longways, and cut out a cape-like shape. Using scraps I appliqued each with an initial on one side and a shape on the other (A lightning bolt for Sam, a star for Caleb, and a crown for Ashlyn). With right sides facing, I sewed around the two sides and the bottom, then turned them right side out. I just used some double-fold bias tape to make the ties.
Ashlyn's I also embellished with some lace and sparkly dress trim to make it super girly.
The masks are just craft felt. I freehanded a pattern and top-stitched around the edges, catching a piece of elastic as I went to make the strap. To make the pattern, I got my SIL, Hannah to measure around each kid's head and to measure between their eyes. I used one of my fancy stitches to go around the edges to make it look a little more fun.
Hopefully these will get years of fun use!