So there I was with six capes to make and no way to sew them. Oh, yeah! And doll blankets, as well. I hurriedly put on my Thinking Cap and got to work. As it happened, I had a fitted sheet that I was going to use to practice my sewing. Sewing? Hmmmm. I wonder? Soon, I pulled out all the stops in my 6' x 7', High-tech, modern new sewing room and got to work. To put it another way, I sat on a stool near my writing desk and eyeballed that sheet so I would be able to cut out four somewhat equal sections. Still on my stool and with the material in my lap, I began snipping away. As you can see, its very important to measure precisely when sewing... or, not sewing, in my case.
Did you know that if you cut away the little corners of a fitted sheet, you can come up with some reasonably impressive capes for children? Yup! Just hand-stitch the elastic to form a circle and a cape is made. With the elastic circle, said child can slip the cape over his/her head and prepare to save the world. No ties, buckles, buttons or snaps to bother an adult about redoing, every five seconds. Here's a picture: Please lay on your side to look at this picture, as my computer absolutely refuses to let me flip it, except on its head.
Until the next time, keep a hug on.