Make Believe Week – Superhero Accessories!

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Make Believe Week - Superhero Accessories! from Hugs are Fun

A few years ago I got Evie a superhero cape from a seller on Etsy and Mira got her own for Christmas. I had been wanting to make them accessories for awhile but it always managed to get put aside because of another project I wanted to do. So when Chelsea from GYCT Designs said she was organizing a Make Believe Week, I knew I was on board! Sometimes the only way for me to get ideas for projects done is to sign up for swaps or blog hops so I have more of an “assignment” mindset.

Make Believe Week - Superhero Accessories! from Hugs are Fun

Since I already had the capes I made matching wristguards, belts, and masks. I didn’t think I could easily match the colors of the cape itself, especially since it’s a different material, so I decided to use the color of the design on the back. As always, I ordered my felt from Benzie on Etsy and I got 12×18 sheets of red and pink which was more than enough to make the belt, mask, and both wristguards and then 6×9 sheets for the accent colors. I used this listing here, just indicate that you want 4 of whatever base color you are going to use and they will send it as a 12×18 sheet!

Make Believe Week - Superhero Accessories! from Hugs are Fun

These are great because you can make them as simple or as complicated as you want with any embroidery or embellishments. I mimicked the designs from their capes, but you could really do anything!

Make Believe Week - Superhero Accessories! from Hugs are Fun

I made the wristguards bigger and sewed Velcro so they have a bit of room to grow. The belt has a wide strip of elastic and the mask has a small elastic cord.

Make Believe Week - Superhero Accessories! from Hugs are Fun

I have put all the templates together into a PDF for you. These sizes worked for both Mira and Evie’s, but you could make them bigger or smaller if necessary. For the belt I added a couple extra inches of felt to each side after I measured their waists.

Make Believe Week - Superhero Accessories! from Hugs are Fun

Download the PDF template here – Superhero Accessory Templates
And if you want to make a cape to go with it, GYCT has a great free pattern just for Make Believe Week!

Comments

  1. says

    I totally love these! It really does make for a better superhero when they have accessories to add to their cape. They are so cute!! Thanks for joining in the fun this week.

  2. Lisa P. says

    Rebecca, What a winner! I know the Girls will have a blast playing With these. What are there super powers besides being the cutest superheroes ever to travel the face of the earth?

    • says

      I’m not sure they have any actual superpowers because “playing superhero” usually just entails someone yelling “Help!” and then needing to be helped up or finding something they lost. :)

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