Thursday, January 5, 2012


For Christmas, Cam got an awesome shirt from the Gap. It's a Superman shirt, but attached to the back, with Velcro, is a cape. It's a simple cape made from knit material with the Superman logo printed on it.

Cam LOVES this shirt. He wants to wear it every day. When he is wearing it, he runs around the house fighting fires (we can't get 100% away from the fireman/firetruck obsession, you know) as a SUPERHERO! Problem is, it's only one shirt. And I don't do laundry every day. Being as I am not a superhero expert, I turned to Aaron and asked what other super heroes wear capes. He looked at me like I was stupid and said "Batman".

There couldn't be an easier thing to do with freezer paper stencils than a Batman logo! So I went and bought some black jersey (I got a half yard). I cut out the cape and did a little hem around all side with a zigzag stitch, added Velcro - did the painting and....

Voila! BatCam!

That is Cam's Superhero face, of course.

And here is the back: I'm SO proud of this thing it's a little ridiculous. And it took me all of an hour to make it. Nice.


Deborah said...

That is such an awesome shirt! I know my son would love it, too.

HereWeGoAJen said...

Awesome! I love it!

~Shari said...


That is ridiculous cute!! and Batcam??perfect!

Sukey said...

You should throw it up on etsy and see if you get any orders. Could turn into a sweet side business!

Beth Kyle said...

Wow! I love it! I might have to steal the idea! Oh btw I am back blogging again after a long hiatus. I would love it if you could stop by!