I have three children that love playing make-believe. They love using blankets as capes and dressing up in fun costumes to make their play-time that much more amazing. I’ve come to learn that costumes can be pricey and often the quality isn;t anything to brag about. But I know in making costumes myself I’ll be saving money and preventing tears from items wearing out quickly. Plus creating a one-of-a-kind costumes with matching accessories is oh so much more fun.
Superhero Sewing by Lane Huerta is the perfect go-to for creating easy-to-sew and no-sew costumes and matching accessories for boys and girls. This book has 20 projects spanning over five themes. The themes are fairies, heroes, pirates, magicians, and animals. There are color scheme suggestions or you could go wild and do your own thing. The level of difficulty ranges from no-sew to intermediate.
What’s really neat about this book is that there are two full-size pull-out patterns to give you the most accuracy. You don’t need to scan, copy, or trace these two patterns and print them out at all. Basic techniques, overviews of materials, tools, and techniques are all explained simply and there are full-color step-by-step photos.
Several of the projects do have patterns to copy so it’s great the book lays play enough open to copy these without any issues. There tips throughout the book and each costume and accessory list its level of difficulty. I like how the projects are literally so simple and you can even get your kids in on the action of picking out fabric, painting costumes, and so much more! There’s even a matching cape you can make for your dog if you have one.
This book is fantastic for creating costumes for daily play, costume parties, and Halloween! I’ve excited about heading to the fabric store to make a superhero cape and mask for my two youngest next birthdays! This book makes the unachievable for a beginner seamstress or crafter seem do-able! I highly recommend it.
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