FREE Superhero Cape Pattern

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Patterns,Sewing,Tutorials


Last week I gave you logo patterns, this week I give you the cape pattern! I’ve had lots of requests for this since I made them last year. Merry Christmas to all of you!

Get the logos here.

Get the Superhero Cape Pattern here.

Also, check out these printable Halloween activities and games.

There are 12 pages in the PDF, print them and lay them out as shown above (1a – 1d in the first row, etc). Don’t overlap the edges of the papers, butt them right up against each other and tape them together.

This pattern should just barely fit 44″ wide fabric – if your fabric is a little narrower than that, that’s okay, adjust the angle a little bit.¬†Your¬†super hero won’t mind a wonky corner…

Cut 1 on the fold and then sew a twill tape or ribbon neck band or whatever suits your fancy on. Something with velcro is best so it won’t choke the wearer.

Let me know how the pattern works out. You’re my guinea pigs so try it out and give me some feedback. Enjoy!

Tools I use in this project:


Update 11/26/16:

Also, PLEASE check out this original Animal Sounds song from BoysenberryKids. My husband’s friend wrote, composed and performed the song. Please leave a comment over on youtube letting them know what your children think of it!


1 lindsey December 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

THis is great! I wish I found this sooner. I hope I have time to do this for Christmas for my boys. so cute… Thank you so much for taking the time to share this for free!.

2 Joy December 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Did you use cotton broadcloth for both the cape and logo and how did you attach logo to cape?

3 Kelsey Norwood December 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I used broadcloth and 100% cotton – I was more concerned about colors than fabric cotton. I used heat’n bond on the logos to temporary glue them to the fabric, then I sewed all around the edges.

4 Lindsey December 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I just made two of these. I did a superman batman. I have had a lot of fun making them! The cape pattern worked out great. I am not complaining at all but is there a way to move your pattern over just a a little bit. If you moved it over there could be 3 less papers. Even 5 less. The first two printed papers I didn’t even need. I have never made a pattern so maybe there is not a way =) but again, I am not complaining! I am so grateful you shared this. My boys are going to love their new capes.
I cut out two capesthen sewed them together then turned inside out. Then added a trim on the neck. I used flannel to make the logo’s.The flannel was really easy to work with. Then I used a bobbin the color of thefabric and the thread the color of the logo to sew it on. I just used pin’s to hold in in place. The flannel almost stayed in place on its own =) Thanks so much again for sharing! You have an amazing talent.

5 Kelsey Norwood December 10, 2012 at 11:43 pm

This is the only way I know how to transfer my paper patterns to digital files. If I were to print them, I’d just manually put in the pages I wanted to print. It’s the best I’ve got!

6 Lindsey December 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

It is fine! =) worked just great. oh and I used felt. not flannel =) turned out super cute. Thanks.

7 Denise December 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I just cut out your pattern tonight to make 2capes – Superman and Batman. I plan on making 3 for the holidays. One for my son, one for my nephew, and one for my niece – which I shall make hers in pink :-) thanks for posting.

8 Kelsey Norwood December 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm

So fun! Lucky kids, they’re going to love them!

9 Christina December 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Thank you!!!

10 Carrie December 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

It’s me again! I left a question on a different page. =) I’ve got these babies all cut out! I couldn’t tell by your pictures if you hemmed the edges of the capes. I don’t have a surger, and wanted to know if you thought they were necessary. I love these, my little guys will be SUPER excited!

11 Carrie December 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Oh, did you use regular stitching on the logos? Zigzag? Thanks. =)

12 Kelly January 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

This is an awesome pattern…but unfortunately I can’t print it for some reason…it won’t go through. I love the cape and the logos. Can you help me?

13 eva scott January 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm

these are cute!! my son has a batman and superman cape already but he’s really into green lantern. this would be fun to make for him. thanks for providing it!

14 Tricia Manell January 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm

how many yards of material did you use?? i’m new to sewing and i want to make capes for my son’s super hero party.. :) thanks…

15 Kelsey Norwood January 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Each cape takes about 2/3 yard and then I used scraps for the logos. If you’re buying new fabric for the logos, 1/4 – 1/3 yard should be plenty.

16 Laura Lovelady January 9, 2013 at 9:22 am

Printed everything out, my gradson is going to love them. I am making everyone of them for his birthday, he loves all the heros he makes believe he is one of them a day. Thank you for sharing this you are so kind to do it. Will let you know how they turn out.

17 laura February 2, 2013 at 4:16 am

OMG! simply amazing.. amazing.. amazing.. i love the pattern and how you made it to a printing size! thank you, my nephew emmitt will thank you too!

18 Buffy February 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

I saw you had a cape and logo pattern being offered there anyway you could email it to me or how ever you send it..I am on someone else’s iPad and can’t download right now. I am not good with Pinterest yet and usually find myself unable to return to certain things though I know Pinterest is suppose to help me keep up with things I am still learning..thanks for any help ..I appreciate it, Buffy.

19 stephanie February 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

Thanks so much for the pattern and the logo how old of a child do you think this will work for? I have a 9 year old that would love one as well as the little one. but not sure if it will be big enough(long enough) and I also made one for my daughter using your pattern and just cut out a crown and added it :)

20 Kelsey Norwood February 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I think it’ll be fine. Maybe a little short, you could get some 54″ wide fabric and make it a little longer. He’ll love it!

21 Melody Ray February 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

Just printed the logo and cape pattern. Thanks so much. I can’t find the pattern for the mask. Is there a download for it?

22 Michelle March 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Kelsey, I just wanted to say thank you so much! I was going to draw the logos for a superman cape for my nephews birthday this month and you have saved me so much time! He is turning 3 and LOVES to play superman. He cried the day he discovered he really couldn’t fly! ;) Thanks again, love your blog, you look like a fellow busy mama!!

23 Kay March 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Today I am making 4 more of these adorable capes, one Batman, one Superman and two Incredibles. I made 3 for Christmas and the boys all loved them. I did a Batman, an Incredible and a Superman….using the little boys initial instead of the ‘S”. I do the symbols in felt for more dimension. Thanks!!

24 Darlene April 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Love this pattern so much. My son just loves his cape! Question though what has everyone done for the neck/collar? I’m not overly happy with the way I did mine.

25 Lyndsey April 21, 2013 at 10:23 am

Just wondering how exactly you did the collars. You mentioned ribbon or twill tape, but how lond did you cut it? And did you attatch it between the layers or after you sewed the cape together? I’m new to sewing and can’t figure out what would be best. =0) Thanks!

26 Wendy P May 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your capes and masks with us! I am going to make this my go to gift for little boy parties for my sons friends! I think they will love them! ( Of course my son needs some too! ) :)

27 kim m. May 29, 2013 at 9:33 am

I love your capes and was planning on making my husband a Superman cape for Fathers Day. Do you have the templates/measurements for adult sizes?

28 Kelsey Norwood May 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

No, I don’t. Just make it bigger!

29 Chad Syner June 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm

This would be great for my sons. A superhero each….aaaaaand one for me kim m. want to know if there are adult sizes too.

30 Suzy August 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I am going to make a batman cape for a Christmas gift this year, but I think I might try using ribbing for the neckline (Ribbing is what is around the sleeves and bottom of a sweatshirt.). Does anyone have an idea of how that would work?

31 Michele August 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I plan on making this cape for my grandson. How much fabric do I need if it is 44″ wide? Thanks for your help.

32 hayley October 6, 2013 at 10:20 pm

My 4yr old Louis is into Superhero dress up fun in a big way right now, so I will be making a couple of these with a heap of fabrics that I have been wanting to use. Cute stocking fillers for both my boys 4 and 7yrs. Thank you!

33 Kathy November 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

These are really cute. How old of a child do you think they will work for? I have 2 and 3 year old grandsons. Thanks for the patterns.

34 Aubrey Fullmer November 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Can someone tell me what “cut 1 on the fold” means? I’m new to sewing and want to make one for my son. And is this pattern for the entire cape or is it just the left side and flip it for the right? Thanks so much for sharing!

35 Aubrey Fullmer November 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

figured it out!! Never mind!! :) These are adorable!!

36 Karen December 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Thank youThank youThank you
Christmas gifts in process… My nephews will love these

37 Amanda C December 30, 2013 at 7:08 am

Thank You! I have a 5 year old superhero party in the works.

38 Suzanne Telfer March 26, 2014 at 12:20 am

Can I buy these somewhere? I’ve not a clue how to begin making them as much as I’d love to try thanks

39 Jessica Jindra July 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

Thank you for the help with the superhero logos! I have just gotten into making these as gifts and this has helped me so much! Thank you again for sharing this :)

40 Gail Starr July 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm

I read you used broadcloth but did you hem the edges?

41 Miracle July 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I have made 3 of these and I am getting ready to make 6 more!! Thank you! I know a lot of people have asked about the collar of them, I made mine long and added snaps! it works great!!
Thank you again!

42 Kelsey Norwood August 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I serged the edges but did not hem. Hemmed would have looked nicer… but just serging works just fine!

43 sharon cole November 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Thanks- My grandson asked for a cape for Christmas. I think I will make him a couple, now that I don’t have to sit and make my own patterns. Since he is only 2, I will probably sew them to tshirts so they don’t have to be tied.

44 JanetN November 19, 2014 at 7:57 am

I just did two capes for my grandsons, before I found your post. The cape turned out okay, but I’m still trying to work on the mask. Using silky fabric probably wasn’t the best choice, but it matched the cape!! anyway the silky fabric made it slide down his head. Guess I need to switch to cotton?

45 Tracey December 21, 2014 at 1:03 am

I used fleece so no hemming! I had to make 8 of these. I’m debating on using logos though. They can be any superhero if there’s no logo. I also made one in dinosaur fleece for my lil guy to match his fleece slippers I just made! Thank you!

46 reta February 21, 2015 at 5:26 pm

thank you for the patterns i will be making the superman one for my great grandchild

47 Brenda Melanson June 3, 2015 at 10:45 am

Thanks for the pattern. I made the Bateman Cape for my 3yr old Grand-Son and now his sister my 6 yr old Grand-Daughter wants one with pink instead if yellow fabric for the logo. I will make the “Superman and Supergirl” Cape next project. Thanks again from east coast Canada

48 Amanda November 12, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Velcro is genius!! I am over hear thinking of how to make a tie that won’t choke my kid!!

49 Shari February 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Thank you so much for this pattern and logos for the super hero’s. Actually, I make hooded towels with the colors of the hero and their logo. Now, thanks to you, I can make capes as well. TYTYTY

50 jaya March 14, 2016 at 10:18 am

thank you so much for the pattern and the logo templates.

51 Christine Rupe April 14, 2016 at 10:43 am

I finished the cape for Batman last night. Thank you for the pattern. It was easy to follow which I appreciate so much. I started sewing last September and am truly enjoying myself. I will be making more for the grand children. I used 2 inch bias tape for the collar and sewed on velcro to attach. Voila

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