A few years ago (3 or maybe it was 4) I decided to make 'superhero' capes for my nieces and nephews for Christmas. I found a tutorial from 'puking pastillies /now 'georgia leigh' here. I also found a web site that sold custom capes - 'plum pear apple'. I liked them - but I didn't like the idea of using felt. I wanted these capes to be washable and durable. So I looked at the instructions/pictures and drew my own pattern. [update: I just found a another pattern for capes on pinterest that would also work.]
The first set I made were 'superheroes'. I found logos on-line, traced the mirror image onto heat-n-bond lite, ironed it on fabric, cut them out, ironed them on the cape, and worked on my zig-zag skills while stitching around all of them.
I made Batman/Mr Incredible and Superman/Flash. (sorry - crappy indoor lighting at night.)
They were fun ... but I just didn't see my nieces liking the superhero capes. But 'initial' capes would work.
(and some books because I didn't think she really cared if she had a cape.) 3 more were made for nieces and nephews. (without taking pictures) 2 were made for another friend's kids as a 'welcome the new baby' gift. 2 more were made for yet another friend's kids as a 'yea the new baby is here' gift. I probably made a few more that I've forgotten about ... and I still don't have pictures. (uh, notice a trend here?)
So this time - while making 2 more for a friend's kids as a "just because you're cute" gift, I finally took pictures.
Just a simple cape - but it's the project I make the most of.