No Sew Superhero Capes (FREE Template)

For Lucas’ superhero birthday party, I made all of the kids their very own superhero capes. There’s no sewing involved in making these capes either so they are extremely easy to make and at about $2 per cape, they are also very affordable.

What You’ll Need:
Hot glue or spray glue
Velcro iron on strips
Download superhero cape template.


Once you have your cape cut out, then you will need to attach Velcro to the neck. I used the iron on Velcro, but if you have time — it is better to attach them with a few stitches by hand. The last thing is to decorate the back! Lucas got a spider for his favorite superhero–Spiderman!

For the rest of the kids, we simply cut out shields and stars from felt and attached them with spray glue. Easy peasy!


  1. Thank you for sharing! Planning a 6th birthday party and this is Perfect!!!! Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you !

  2. Thank you!!! We are hosting my daughter’s 6th birthday, and her theme is Capes & Crowns. Choose your own royalty or superhero dance party. This idea saved me!!

  3. Hi! I love this and we are having a superhero party soon. Question, where did you get a bulk of the felt from to make the capes?

  4. Hello! Love your no sew cape! I’m having trouble downloading the template. Can you help?

  5. Thank you so much! This is perfect. We’re doing a Superhero’s “Random Acts of Kindness” birthday party for my 4 year old. We live in CT, so it’s especially meaningful. All the kids will get a cute little cape and we’ll go into the town center and do a bunch of random acts(fill up parking meters, hand out flowers, hand out stickers for kids, all with a little “random acts of kindness, pay it forward note…” so excited to get the cape part down. By the way, Joann’s has on sale this week for $3.74/ yard (online too). I figured 4 yards for 20 kids to play it safe.

    Great share Piera, I really appreciate it!

  6. Thank you so much! I have a quick question, where did you find the spider for the back of the cape?

  7. This is PERFECT!!!!! My son wants a superhero party for his 7th birthday this year and this will be perfect for him.

  8. Heather Saenz says:

    Where did you find your felt?

  9. About how many yards of felt do you think I would need for 12 capes?? Thank you so much for sharing this idea – I was stressing about the idea of getting a dozen capes sewn in time for my son’s birthday party. ūüôā ūüôā

  10. Thanks for this awesome idea. My son is having a batman party this weekend ! Going to try and make them today.

  11. Can you use something else besides felt. Because in the picture looks kind of stuff. could if I was to use a different kind of fabric then I would to sew around the around found the template

    • Hi Samantha – yes you can definitely use another type of fabric if you are going to sew. The nice thing about the felt is that you don’t have to sew at all though. Let me know if I can help with anything else! : )

    • I made them using fleece fabric (in blue, green and red) and they turned out great and no need to sew. They are also very flexible, not stiff at all. It was on sale for $5.99 a yard and I could get about 4 per yard.

  12. Thank you so much I am planning a Super Hero 6th birthday party for my son! This is perfect!!!

  13. Question on the capes. You said your felt was 18×24. Was that the size before you folded in half? The finished size? Sorry I’m trying to imagine and I’m stuck.

  14. I’m so excited. Thank you for sharing your idea and information. My son is going to be so happy once he sees his cape for his superhero birthday party.

  15. Love this idea! How well did the logos stay on the capes? What do you think about using fleece with the felt logo’s?

  16. Patricia Gage says:

    The capes are adorable. I would like to make them.
    Could you please confirm the measurements of the piece of felt.
    Thank you!
    Patti Gage

  17. Ok here’s what I did, I said I’d let you know. I waited till Joanne fabrics had felt on sale. That way I could get all the colors I wanted at less than having a 50% off coupon. If you use a coupon you can only get one color aka cut of fabric. I had her cut the 8 color at exactly on yard each. Then… All I did was fold it in half. Cut down the LONG side. Now you have 2 hinged pieces. I cut about 8.5 inches off the folded end so I could cut shapes from the excess. It took me all of 30 minutes tops to cut out all the capes. Now I just have to do the neck holes which always easy on my tester. I’m so excited they look awesome!

  18. soccerplayinggirl says:

    What weight felt did you use? I am thinking of buying online, but don’t want to waste money on the wrong type. Thanks.

  19. Thank you! you saved me! we are doing a princesses and knights birthday party and I needed some more fun/inexpensive dress up ideas for the boys! This is perfect! Thank you!!

  20. Thanks so much!

  21. Hi! Can you email me the superhero cape template? For some reason I can’t access it on my computer or at work so I can print it. thanks

  22. Thank you so much!!
    I’m doing a superhero theme birthday party for my soon to be 1 year old son. I can’t wait to see all the babes and children in their capes! Where do you get the velcro?

  23. Hello there. I wanted to say a big thank you for this tutorial. Great pictures and really clear instructions. I used it for my daughters party activities. And I just put in a link to here on my blog post –
    Thanks again

  24. Thank you soooo much!i just made 16 of red and blue capes for my God-son’s 5th Spider-Man themed birthday.i just need to cut out a spider and glue to their back.Where did u get the spider?

  25. The link to download for Slide Share is not working for me either. Any other way you can email or share?

  26. Thank you so much. I am going to make these for a lightening mcqueen party and put his lightening bolt and number 95 on them. I hope mine turn out as well as yours!

  27. Michelle says:

    Love this, thank you for making our super hero party for our 5 year old EASY! Felt on sale at Joann’s this week $2.99 per yard, but here’s the great thing…width is 72″, so each half yard makes 2-3 capes, depending on how long you want your capes! Making 8 capes for $8- what a deal! Yellow, purple, green and red- fun, easy and creative, what a blessing:)

  28. Neera Vijay says:

    Thank you so much! Such a god-send. Am planning a super-hero party for my bg twins and wanted capes for them except hubby thought the strings would be dangerous for 5 year olds. This is the perfect solution. Thank you thank you thank you!

  29. I used this idea for my Son’s 6 year old party…. So much fun these capes and the masks were a huge hit. Highly reccommend this. They cost me about $3.00 per cape but I got all the fabric on sale 50% off on a super lucky non-advertized members only one day sale at Fabricland (in Canada) that I happened to walk into. Otherwise at $6.00 a cape I think that’s too expensive.

  30. Thankyou so much for sharing this idea. My daughter has a show and tell presentation coming up next month and she has to talk about being a superhero and what her superhero powers will be. I am very time poor, so this no sew option is fantastic

  31. Is there other material you can use besides felt? What do you suggest? I want to make these as party favors for my sons 4th birthday

  32. Mica’s having a Captain Underpants theme for his family party. If you don’t know he’s a super hero in a series of chapter books. Anyhow I might use this for the capes. He wants to wear underwear. I told him he could over tan shorts.

  33. Thanks for this! My sons 5th birthday is this Saturday and I am so behind! I am making these right now!

  34. these are awesome!!! i am helping a friend get ready for a super hero party and have been assigned capes.
    is there a way to download the template without signing up for an account?
    if not–what is the basic dimensions of the cape?

  35. What a super idea! Where did you get the felt from? I tried to look for them in couple hobby stores, but they don’t have this certain size that you used.

  36. Thank you for sharing this template! I am making my daughter’s Wonder Woman costume for Halloween, and this is exactly what I was looking for!

  37. Thanks! This pattern was the perfect help for this no sewing chick. Thanks!!!

  38. Your capes were PERFECT for our little girls 5th birthday party! Thank you so much for the template and how easy these capes were to make.

  39. The BEST Super Hero capes I have seen. We were inspired to include this craft in our blog post ‘ Calling all Super Heroes‚Ķ‚Ķ..8 Amazing Party Ideas!’ We have included a website address mention and link back to your website. You can see the post here –

  40. Merlinda says:

    Would you please post a template and felt dimensions for adults? We are having a staff retreat at work and the theme is Superheroes for Kids.

  41. Barbara says:

    I just can’t get the template to download or print right. Can someone email me the template directly to my email address?

  42. Great idea and template. When you cut the fabric was it 18″ L & 24″ W or 18″ W and 24″ L?

  43. Please tell me on what size paper did you print the template. I am helping a friend to make capes for her school play

  44. I was wondering how many capes can I get out of 1 yd of felt?

  45. How many capes can I get from 1 yd of felt material


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