Another day with Exhausted toddler Moms

Like most toddlers, my daughter would try every tactic to avoid sleep. “I have to go potty.” “I need a drink.” “I have a question.” “One more book,” or “I’m scared,” “tuck me in” are just a couple examples.

One night after my daughter was yelling several excuses not to go to bed, she started yelling, “I need my socks on!” My husband turned to me in bed and said, “when she’s a teenager I’m going to yell I need my socks on and I have to poop in the middle of the night to wake her up.” I laughed and said, “no you won’t.” But he is someone who definitely will (if he can wake up in the middle of the night to do it). However, sometimes I wonder if this isn’t such an absurd idea.

Today my daughter decided to make snow out of hidden styrofoam in a new Melissa and Doug word game. I was changing my sons diaper and came out to the dinning room to hear, “it’s snowing yay!” One of us was having fun.

I reminded myself that she’s only a toddler and one day I’ll miss her being little and took a deep breath. I told her she will have to clean up this mess. Of course I got the usual, “yes mommy” answer. And as with most times, when it came time to clean she did not want to listen to mommy. (Side note: why do kids always listen to their daddy right away? Is it the deep voice?)

I can imagine going to my grown up daughters home with styrofoam and playing snow but I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t remember and think I’ve gone clinically insane.

It took quite a long time to clean and I’m still finding the little white pieces stuff to everything, not to mention how long it took trying to get them out of her hair!

Just another day with two kiddos under 4! I can’t imagine having 3 or 4 under 4!

As I lay in my bed yearning to take a nap myself, my toddler is yelling I’m hungry! I’m tense waiting for my Son to wake up from the toddler screams of I’m hungry. Just so you know, we went out for breakfast and she ate 4 dippy eggs and 4 pieces of toast and a large glass of milk about an hour ago. She also got out of her converted crib to use the potty and get a stuffed animal already. She also yelled I’m hungry or I want to play! So this tells me she is again avoiding her nap. She doesn’t yet sleep the recommended 12hours at night and is exhausted and cranky when she protests her nap and doesn’t take it. This is how I know she’s not ready to skip the nap yet, I dread the day when I don’t get a free hour to breath (or shower, bathroom, eat, you know the basics).

Toddlers are stubborn negotiators too. Sitting at the table my daughter Frequently states, “if I eat 5 more bites I can have a yogurt,” or a similar statement.

The idea of what it’s worth standing your ground on versus giving in or compromising is literally kicking me in the butt now. At first I would give in and say okay let’s go get a snack or a drink or your stuffed animal and then let my daughter back to bed. Honestly, I’m exhausted emotionally and felt I’d rather not fight about it and if I get it for her she will go to sleep. WRONG! Payback is a bitch. I am now the parent who gives in and she knows it. I’m the weakling who she knows can be manipulated because I’m not consistent at all times. Yes, it is hard because my little bear now tries all tactics to get what she wants and whines and cries and wakes up my son which in turn is another reason I use to give in to the demands. Now I’m trying my best to stand firm and be consistent, but I have a feeling all toddlers love using their newfound skills to get out of nap time and eat less vegetables.

On a side note, she always comes up with something that makes me smile after she’s yelling for a while. She just yelled from her room, “I see a spoon but where’s my food?”

Fast forward 10mins later and she’s finally asleep, my son wakes with poop up his back. After cleaning him up I go to wash my hands and I dive to try and stop him from running into my daughters room. But alas, it’s too late, he has awoken the bear.


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DIY Rudolph Slippers!



This easy DIY sewing project can be made for any size shoe!  All you need to do is trace the shoe (or foot) size and create!  Easy peezey Christmas fun! Also makes a great gift!


As always, there is a video tutorial on the ceceliasspot channel and here is the link… 


Baby Slippers Tutorial! this has a pattern for baby slippers if you don’t want to trace a shoe or foot

And there is the written format below.  ENJOY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


First, what you need for this project:

  1. Non-skid fabric
  2. Fabric colors (I used cotton and fleece)
  3. 1/4 or 1/8 elastic
  4. Sewing tools, googley eyes, red cotton ball, and any accessories you would like to add


  1. Next, trace your subject’s shoe or foot (if you are using their actual foot add 1/2 inch all the way around).


2. Trace the top of your childs shoe to make the front of the slipper. Cut four of these pieces. Then trace the back and cut 4 of these (add 1 inch to the long length side so you can overlap)

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3.  Take pattern facing pattern and sew the two front pieces together only on the straight side as shown (do this for both slippers).


4. Trim excess and turn right side out, iron right side out and sew across the top you ant on outside (this makes it look nicer.

5. Take pattern facing pattern for both back pieces and sew across one long side for both slippers.

6. Take your elastic and cut it about 2.5 to 3 inches shorter than the length of the back piece and pin it and pull it tight while sewing across to the end. This is still on the wrong side. Sketch

7. Flip the fabric over the elastic with right side out and iron and then sew right below the elastic and down the sidesSketch2

8. Freehanded antlers by looking at a picture of antlers. cut 4 sew around except bottom and stuff it.



9. Check sizing and put front and back piece pinned together with pattern facing down (right now you should only see (the side that is up) what will be on the inside when you are finished done).


10. After pinning the front to the back and the antlers in between the front and back piece, sew across front to attach front and back piece

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This is what it should look like now.

11. Line up the sole two pieces with the patterns on the outside (not the usual, but it doesn’t matter since its on the bottom) You can see it in the back there with the nonskid on top.


12. Line up the sole with the top piece (nonstick sole facing upwards to the reindeer face) by finding the middle of the front and back (you can fold to find this). Then sew all the way around. And turn right side out and WAH-LA!!IMG_0398 - Copy.JPG

I sewed on the red cotton ball nose and hot glue gunned the eyes on.  If you have a little one then please don’t use googely eyes since they might try and eat them!

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Princess Dress and Party!

My daughter has recently developed an interest in princesses and playing dress up. I decided to take on the challenge of sewing a princess dress. I’ve made many dresses, including the princess-like 1st birthday dress, but I wanted to make something different, so I did some research and then bought fabric I thought she would love, and designed a dress. I made several adjustments during the process and added embellishments.

Since I did this all during the process of making it, I decided to take pictures instead of video like I usually do.


There is no pattern for this since I designed the dress as I went. I used one of her regular party dress to eyeball the correct sizing for a 3t dress. (This is what you can do too!)

So below are pictures and some steps. If you want to design a similar one just use a dress to get an idea of the sizing. I don’t work with a lot of tulle sewing, so it didn’t turn out the best, but I’m proud of the end results, and she loves it too!

So I first made the front and two back pieces. You can copy these shapes from the picture and use a dress for sizing.

I ended up making another three pieces (another front and two back pieces) and using it as the inside of the dress.  So I took pattern facing pattern for the front piece and left a 3 inch space to pull it right side out.  Then I sewed this shut and ironed it all. I also used sparkly elastic and pinned it in between the pattern facing pattern (this is what I should have done but forgot and ended up just sewing it to the top).

I also added a tulle happy birthday and two pieces of silver design on the front. You can add or not add as many embellishments as you want.

Next, I used interfacing ironed on both back pieces and then used white hair ties cut in half.  I pinned the half hair ties facing inwards in between the pattern facing pattern pieces then sewed all the way around except a 3 inch area and pulled it right side out and sewed then ironed it.

Following that, I placed the two back pieces on the front pattern piece and sewed the sides and then folded them back to have the top finished.

I then measured the skirt by measuring from the top down to the right length for my daughter with a measuring tape.  I used the soft fabric of the top for the under-skirt and then cut happy birthday tulle and tulle for the skirt.  i made the white tulle width three times the width length since I will gather it to make the skirt more “poofy.” I then gathered the tulle using the easy method of dental floss, on top of the soft under skirt. With this method, you use a large zigzag over the floss and then at the end you pull the floss out and it is gathered!

Next I decided to use the happy birthday tulle and sewed it on as well.  Then, I put the layers together and I put pattern facing pattern and sewed it all together.

I ended up sewing on a bead embellishments on ribbon in between the top and bottom.


Happy Sewing!


DIY Romper Time!

I decided it was time for the classic romper tutorial to come out.  I decided to make my first one with a free pattern of dinosaurs for my little cute nephew for his first birthday!  Now the size is 2-3t since he is not so little.  But you can easily adjust the pattern to your little ones size, just size it up with one of your little one (or big ones) outfit and adjust!  Easy Peazy!

Here are the parts of the free pattern..this is a 2-3t however just hold up a onesie or romper to the pattern and adjust for smaller or larger!

Also see the photo with the pieces cut out or the tutorial to see how they go together if you can’t tell!

  1. pieces

2. TopBody

3. BodyMain

4. BottomMain

And here is the link to the youtube tutorial as always!


Here is the written one besides what is written on the tutorial:

What you need:

  1. Fabric choice 1-2 yards depending on size. I used flannel fabric
  2. If you want an alternate color/fabric for for neckline and bottom (a stretcher fabric is best)
  3. Snaps/buttons/or velcro depending on what you want to use


  1. Cut out fabric pieces as written out on the pieces.
  2. Take one main body piece and find the center by folding in half and one neckline piece (and fold it in half and mark the middle) and place pattern facing
    pattern and stretch and sew. Look at the pictures below to see how you need to stretch it and sew (it is not easy if you are a beginner but it just takes practice! Also, if the neckline is a stretchy fabric it is much easier)
  3. Line center to center


  4. This is the end result, do for both main pieces
  5. Turn to the backside of the main body piece and fold up and iron the seam line as shown below.  Then fold the top down and iron to make it easier to sew and pin.
  6. Turn it right side and either change pins to the front or be careful and take pins out as you sew bottom of collar
  7. Sew both necklines like this then we will create an envelope neckline.
  8. You are going to line up your front and  back body piece with finished necklines and measure from the top of each side 1 to2 in down and this is where the top of one side touches the other side and you pin together (this may not be true if you need a bigger opening or smaller based on head size, adjust opening based on head size). Pin this on both sides
  9. Fold sleeve piece in half and line up middle of sleeve piece (the curved part facing outwards as shown) and where the collar intersects with pattern facing
    down and stretch and pin (see pics)
  10. Then sew using a zig zag stitch (which keeps it strong).  Do this for both sides and it will look like…

I then added double sided bias tape, for convenience and time saving, to the outside of the sleeve edge.

19. Body pieces and sleeve pattern facing pattern, pin around sleeve and down straight to bottom again I used the zig zag stitch. Then I trimmed the sides. Then you can iron it out.

20. Turn your project to the backside and take your football piece and fold in half and line up middle of football with middle of opening pattern facing pattern, pin middle and stretch and pin around then sew.  Make sure the front piece is pushed out of the way (you don’t want to sew it shut! Just sew onto the back piece


21. Take two of your leg banding strips and line up pattern facing pattern and sew the outside 1/8th straight stitch and then do this for the other two as well and turn right side out and iron.

22. The binding piece ends up in the inside and it is used for the buttons or snaps (you can alternatively use fusible interface)

23. Next take your one banding piece and line it up with the front bottom with the fold on the inside and then stretch and sew (see video if this is too confusing!) You pin the outside and sew 1/8th zig zag around

24. Now you will sew 1/4 inch around (the white part as shown will now be in the inside after you do step 23.

25. Next (phew we are getting there- keep going!) is the back banding strip, Same method for the back piece, except you just sew the one time and not the second sew around as in setp 24 because of the flap (you will see what I mean after you do the first sew.

26. I hemmed the bottom leg openings and then did my snap buttons using the hammer method!  I used thick material for the banding which I regret (also that it was not stretchy!) I had to use bigger than normal snaps to get it through the fabric!

Congrats you did it!  Let’s see some pics!




Mommy Roadblock Tips 

Some days you feel like you have hit a road block and can’t get anything done. You feel like your in an alternate universe ruled by crying and screaming toddlers and infants. You feel like instead of going forward you are going backwards.  The dishes are piled high, the floor is covered in food your infant throws off the high chair, and your laundry basket is overflowing with clothes. 

Today is one of those days. One kid is trying his best to eat crayons and chalk that are strewn about because he can now stand and grab everything your toddler loves. Meanwhile , your toddler  is yelling no that’s mine! As you are trying to reach your kids,  you trip over your dog that sheds far to much and causes your carpet to be forevermore covered in a layer of long golden white and black hair. 

Meanwhile, you have your toddler dance music on and you are trying to keep your cool, and keep your Children alive And happy. And then a toddler Dives onto your back and pokes your eye and laughs, “I poked your eye mommy!” 
So you put your infant in his walker and he climbs half way out out about to head dive onto the wood floor-i thought they were suppose to be stuck in there-what use is it now! 
As a mom (and dad) you know you have days like this, it’s not every day (thank goodness), but it’s more than you care for. Here are the things that seem to help me (a mom of 2 under 3) 

If available, 

1) find a babysitter for the evening so you can get out with other moms 

2) have your significant other watch the kids and get out and do something! 

3) if you feel like your losing it, put the little one in a playpen or crib to secure them (they can’t kill themselves in there, or can they?)

4) if you need to put the tv on for a half an hour, pbs preferred for us! I can’t tell you how many lessons and songs my toddler knows from Daniel and she can relate the events and the songs to situations which make it so much easier to teach lessons (I also have the songs in my head). 

5) take the kids out somewhere,  even if it is just a drive (once they are finally in their car seats secured you can breath). When my infant was a little baby and my toddler didn’t want to nap, I packed up he car and drove around while they fell asleep so I could have a breather. 

6) go for a walk with the kids (even though it takes longer to get gen ready and out). Use a stroller, wagon, whatever you have lol. 

7) if it’s nap time soon, get them going earlier 

8) call your family/friends/mom support group (or like me call or text your husband and ask when they will be home). 

9) take a deep breath and count to three (that one is for all you Daniel tiger fans) 

10) suck it up and say this too shall pass. 
I find that if I don’t get free time (besides cleaning the dishes, showering, doing the bills, laundry and everything else after the kids go to bed), I start to get closer and closer to that roadblock until one morning I just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Don’t get me wrong, I love and adore and cherish the time I get to spend with my little ones, but if you are a parent or caregiver day in and out, you know what I’m talking about. Don’t worry, The next day you will wake up and be ready for a brand new day of fun and new surprises with your little ones! 

 It happens to all of us, and it too shall pass…

What tips and techniques do you use? 


DIY Masks and patterns! 

My daughter loves running around in her cat mask saying she’s Cece cat. She also wanted to be Cece dinosaur, cece giraffe, and many other cece animals.  So I had a couple extra crafting materials nearby and we created these easy masks!  Also, masks are great for parties or as a craft at a party! 

There are many ways to make many different masks, the first way is simply with 

1) popsicle sticks or tongue depressor sticks (or you can use elastic or string) 

2) construction paper

3) scissors and glue 

4) crayons, ribbons, stickers or any other decoration you would like to add

I absolutely love this new glue I got from crayola, it is so easy for my toddler to use herself and its washable! 

I simply held the construction paper up and estimated where the eye holes needed to be and cut them out then made my own design and let her glue the pieces together and decorate! Such a simple and easy project for your little one. 

Now if you are looking for a particular pattern or don’t know how to make an animal let me suggest a couple tutorials I found:

Animal masks by Hoosier
These cute masks are perfect for your little fall creature! There’s a pattern for them too! 

Next are easy felt masks that are perfect for Halloween costumes! 

Felt masks by prettyprudent

Free patterns again!! Enjoy

Here is a tutorial for the little superheroes:

Superhero masks
These masks are simply made from paper plates! 

For the older kid Mask that can be decorated with little jewels! 
Halloween masks! Boo! 

Halloween time
These masks are just a cut out and wear mask, however you can easy trace it and have your little one color and paint.  Paper plate masks

I love these paper plate masks! So easy! 

Animal masks
Lastly, is a group of animal masks you can print off and color or paint! 

Hope you enjoyed these ideas, now get crafting! 


Handprint and Footprint DIY  Father’s Day Gifts 

Want something personal to give for Father’s Day? How about something made by your toddler or even your baby? Well here’s some easy ideas below (although messy!). Also, you can use these for birthdays and other occasions! 

Handprint ideas: these are easy to make for any age! Just make sure you use waterproof nontoxic paint! 

This was an easy one I made with my daughter and sons participation. My daughters handprints and my sons footprints! 

I bought nontoxic paint and a pack of canvases at my local craft store that were on sale! I used fabric marker on it! I dated it and labeled with the kids names.

I made the next two pictures for Father’s Day for my dad and father in law. My little ones went crazy with hand and footprints and then I put some pictures up on it and wrote a special message.

This is a picture from an Etsy site for 2.00 you can get the template. Or for free make your own!! 

Here is a Father’s Day card that you can make using construction paper,  scissors, glue sticks, and marker! For all the directions visit 1Here

This one is very cute and perfect for all the fishermen dads out there! Easy to do in a jiffy! Check out the tutorial Here

Here’s a variation. SourceSource

This is creative and you can use both the footprint and fingerprints! Source

This tutorial is for a card, but it would make a wonderful canvas as well. Tutorial

For the hunter in the family. Source

Love this one too! Monsters
You can really make any animal you want just get creative and have fun! 

You can also do the traditional handprint or Footprint to hang on the wall. You can buy a kit at any craft store, or make your own. 

Here’s a free tutorial Here
Enjoy and have fun! Happy Father’s Day! 


Get your dog protection…

Yes that’s right, protection. Protection against tick borne diseases and other transmitted diseases. 

You may shrug it off and say, “we check our dog for ticks,” or maybe the classic line of, “it’s too expensive to take the dogs to the vet or buy tick medication.” Or maybe you forgot or choose not to vaccinate your dog. 

Well, let me tell you what happened to my family yesterday. 

Rewind to earlier this week, our German Shepard who is normally rambunctious, playful, goofy, and needs his water and food dish filled every time you turn around, suddenly became lethargic, not eating or drinking, depressed looking, and groaning. 

We thought maybe he got into the trash again and ate a baby diaper. But, this behavior continued. A trip to the vet in the evening proved that he had three super tiny ticks lodged into his skin that were almost impossible to get out. 

Blood tests, pain shots, and three hundred dollars later, we don’t have an answer yet. We are still waiting for blood results. Two days later our dog still is not eating or drinking. I’ve had enough, I call the vet and am told the first lymes test is negative, but I can make a recheck appointment for my 80lb dog today. So I do, after checking with my amazing parents to see if they can watch my almost one year old boy and almost three year old daughter. Dragging my kids and dog to the vet would be quite a challenge since my 80lb dog tries to run towards the door to escape the office.  Meanwhile, I’m sure my daughter would want to pet everyone’s animals! 

So I finally pack everything up and head into the garage to my SUV. My little one is packed up in his seat, and my daughter has pushed her way past his car seat to jump into the front seat and pretend she’s driving the car. Okay harmless enough I say, since I have the car keys and she keeps jumping from the front of the car to the backseat when I try and get her to her seat. 
I go to the trunk and open it up and try and get my 80lb dog to jump in. He is struggling with his pain to jump up.  Meanwhile, I hear and see the garage door coming down on the trunk above us. “Stop,” I yell to my daughter who had innocently found the garage door remote and had no idea what she was doing. She hits it again and it stops, phew. Then, suddenly it comes down again and I quickly escape the trunk from smashing me and the dog; however, the dog is confused and scared and in the direct path of the closing garage door (we need to invest in sensors).  I scream come to him and pull his collar and he is frozen. And again, he is 80lbs, so it is not an easy task to move him. Finally he runs out from the door that has almost crushed him and we are safe, for the moment at least. I looked into the car and loudly told my daughter to get into her seat. Since she isn’t quite 3 yet, she still doesn’t understand exactly what she did and that she could have seriously injuried us. (Also now the garage opener is hidden).  

I finally get to the vet and more blood tests, a pain shot, and a couple hundred more dollars spent, and we find that our dog has two types of tick borne diseases including lymes disease. I’m told the medication for large dogs is very expensive (like 200 dollars for a month), and the dose is very high. Also I’m told the medication is best taken on a full stomach; however, my dog has not eaten in days. The doctor warns me the majority of dogs cannot tolerate the medications’ stomach side effects including vomiting. The doctor then assists with using a pill gun to get the medication down the dogs throat. Don’t worry it’s nothing like a gun, it looks more like a tampon inserter! 

We are done at the vet and my dog walks me to the car. It takes him a little while but he finally makes the jump into the car. We head back to my parents to see how well they are surviving with the kiddos. 

Nap time rolls around and I am balancing kodi trying to make a bottle and whoops, it spills all over the floor. At the same time, I hear a loud thud from the other room and then my daughter screaming. 

My daughter was playing kitchen with a fake birthday cake and runs around the table when grandma sings happy birthday. She was running, and unbeknownst to everyone, the dog vomitted on the other side of the table. 

I run in and see my daughter in her pink dress covered in yellow bile dog colored dog vomit. She stands up and it is dripping down her hair. This is serious dog vomit, a huge puddle of yellow bile that has now been slid through. 

Immediately I pick her up and take her to the bath. She plays in the bath and repeatedly asks what was behind the table. Once she understands, she feels compelled to tell everyone for the next couple of days, that she fell in dog vomit. 

The dog is now feeling better, his appetite is back, he can keep his food down, and he’s back to his old energetic self. 
This could have all been avoided with a vaccination. You can bet I’m getting him his vaccinations and medications now. Don’t be stupid, get you’re dog protection. Your dog, kids, parents, and wallet will thank you. 


Dear Mom…

Dear Mom, 

Now that I am a mom, I want to thank you for all you’ve done.  Before I had kids I had a totally different perspective of my parents, life, and children.  I never thought “oh you’re baby is so cute.” What I thought was thanks for posting a million pictures of your baby online I don’t care about. 

My mom was just my mom, someone I took for granted.  I expected her to help me in everything I need anytime. 

Now that I have two children (a toddler and infant!), my whole perspective of the world has changed. It’s something you can’t describe to someone who does not have children. Just like you can’t describe how it feels to have a sibling to a single child, or what it’s like to have a chronic disease to a healthy person. Becoming a mom is forever changing in every way. 

So, on this Mother’s Day, mom, I want to thank you for dealing with the long pregnancy (of twins), the nausea, cravings, mood swings, weight gain, stretch marks, turning dads hair grey when he heard about twins, and whatever else may have happened (the list is never ending).

I want to thank you for the long sleepless nights of feeding screaming babies and protecting us from killing ourselves and each other. I want to thank you for giving up most of your free time (who am I kidding, all of your time) to us.  I want to thank you for giving up your full time job to care for us and help us grow.  

Oh my goodness, let’s not even talk about the toddler tantrums and meltdowns! I’m not sure how you did it with a boy and twin girls! I guess that’s why you don’t remember most of it! Thank you for changing poopy and pee diapers with a wrestling monkey (or whatever we were), because it sure is hard sometimes. 

I want to thank you for all the great experiences you provided to us.  All the wonderful vacations, day trips, toys, and playtime you provided have made me and my sister and brother who we are (which by the way is awesome). 

The list goes on and on, and would take forever to write it all out.  

 Now that I’m a mom I understand what it’s like to wake up every hour to make sure my baby is still breathing. I know what it’s like to yearn for a nap and sleep but then toss and turn worrying if the baby is okay without you. Or finally get free time and just wonder how the kids are or have nothing left to talk about but how the baby babbled or crawled (at one time I would have completely rolled my eyes at this). I know what it’s like to want your child to have everything but also know you need to limit and teach them about the world. I know the struggle of balancing work and caring for kids, trying to keep friendships alive, having date nights and trying to talk about something besides the kids. 

Thank you for holding my hand, drying my tears, spending all your hard earned money to take me on trips and experiences to help me grow. Thank you for rocking me to bed, reading me countless books, and never giving up on me. 

Again, the list goes on and on and will continue to grow as the children and I grow. 

I also apologize for all those times we hide in the clothing racks while we were shopping. The teenage years in general and the lack of appreciation I have given you before having my own children. 

I am very blessed and lucky to have a mom (also dad- but it’s not Father’s Day yet) who are willing to help whenever needed. Besides the amazing mom support you provide, we always joke about the services of mom and dad including but not limited to: babysitting, laundry, yard work, food shopping, dog sitting, painting, bed and breakfast and many other jobs now that you are retired. 

So on this Mother’s Day I say thank you for all you have done and continue to do for all our families. Love you mom! 


DIY Superhero Cape!

Superhero cape time!  You can make an easy superhero cape in less than 15 minutes!  My daughter needed to be distracted in a fun way while I needed to care for her baby brother, so we pretend to be superheros who fetch diapers, plastic bags, and bottles for baby brother!  Also, her dolly had to have a super cape too! So I went to the fabric store and found the perfect superhero fabric!  The fabric has a great design and also is very stretchy and does not fray easily.  I also bought double sided bias tape in gold for the outside.  Her dolly also needed a superhero cape so I designed a small one for dolly.

As usual, there is a written and youtube tutorial for this cape.  I only used one side of material but you can easily do two fabrics (this is outlined below). Enjoy!


What you need:
1) Fabric (one or 2 different cuts 1/2 yard each)
2) Velcro or your preferred method to connect
around neck
3) Optional: Bias tape and/or monogram


You can decide on the best size by either knowing your childs height and how wide you would like it, or you can always look at their clothes! I do outline the length and design in my video and written tutorial.

  1. I made the cape for my 2.5year old but it ended up being very big, big enough my German Shepard dog could wear it!  The sizes I use could most likely fit up to a 4t.  Fold 1/2 yard of fabric in half.  Measure long way 26inches long (this was a bit big for my 2.5yr old but still worked) and cut straight across. If you are using two fabrics (one for front and one for back), repeat this whole cutting process.
  2. Then measure about 4 inches down from the 26inch top and cut in and up for the connecting part of the cape (mine was a bit big for my 2.5 year old but she will grow into it!)
  3.   If you are using two fabrics take both sides and cut and then face each other and sew all the way around except leave a 3 inch opening (as with all other projects with two fabrics).  Then pull the fabric through the hole and sew hole shut (make sure you push out corners).
  4. Next, I took the bias tape and sewed all the way around (pinning it first).
  5. Lastly, I ironed on the Velcro sections with the softer side facing on side downwards (that way if its too big at one point it is not rough on the skin). You can also use snaps or any other closing you would like.
  6. And that is it!  Pretty easy just eyeball the size or you can measure your little one!  Enjoy!