Simply copy a cape pattern from Pinterest--there are so many patterns from which you can choose!
-Make a stencil with poster board or thick card stock.
- Purchase 1 yard of your choice of fabric (2 yds. if you would like to line your cape).
- Trace stencil onto fabric and cut out cape pattern. (If using cotton or satin fabric, sew a 1/4 inch seam around the edge of cape.)
- For the embellishments you can either purchase felt and cut it into a desired shape, like a batman symbol or a heart or a star, to sew onto your cape or you can purchase pre-made, iron-on patches.
- Lastly, place velcro tabs along both sides of the cape neck enclosures.
NOTE: If you prefer NOT to sew, Pinterest gives instructions on how to make "no-sew" capes using felt instead of fabric.
Capes and other donations, such as coloring books, new crayons and markers, puzzle books, word searches, old video games or hand held devices, can be delivered to local cancer wards. Be sure to call first to let the staff know that you will be dropping off donation items. Here are some local pediatric cancer treatment centers you can contact:
-The Children’s Inn, NIH, 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD, (301) 496-5672.
- John’s Hopkins Childrens Center, 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD, (410) 955-5000.
-The Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, NOVA, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 200, Falls Church, VA, (703) 531-3627.
-The Gaithersburg Cancer Center, 808 West Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, (240) 364-0900.