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i want to make my kids some play capes.i have two boys and one girl.it would be nice for it to be machine washable,and easy on the budet,and and and,lol.thanx!anyone make these before,any pics,patterns etc?
 

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I'm making some right now with 35"X35" habotai silk scarves from Dharmatrading. I dyed them with Kool-Aid and they cost about $3.50 each. The silky solids at Joann start at $4/yd (prints are twice that), and the polyester isn't as nice as silk imo. There's a thread in the toys board about making play silks, and someone posted a pictures and directions, I think, to make capes w/ playsilks. <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=524156&page=4" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=524156&page=4</a><br>
See post # 64.
 

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I used "crushed velvet" and panne. I had a 40% off coupon at Hancocks. I made about 12 half circle capes for my 4 year olds party. Each cape was about half the width of the fabric in radius. Then I put a little braided drapery cord sewn across for a chest piece. The kids could just stretch the capes over their heads. The crushed velvet is stretchy. Ours were all crimson and were a total hit. Parents said they loved them. They don't even need hemming because the fabric won't fray.
 
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