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Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape

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I’m so excited to share this kids craft with you today! There’s a lot to love about this Batman™ cape. Not only does it glow in the dark, but you don’t even need sewing skills to make the cape!

 

What you’ll need:

  • Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™
  • black t-shirt
  • scissors
  • hook and loop fastener
  • glow-in-the-dark heat transfer material
  • black smooth heat transfer material
  • hook
  • iron and ironing board
  • pressing cloth

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Step One

 

Open up the design and resize it. I ungrouped it and filled in the colors to help me visualize how I needed to cut the pieces of the design. First we’ll cut the glow-in-the-dark heat transfer material. If you’re using the CAMEO® or Portrait® you can load the heat transfer material directly into your machine. Since I’m using Curio™ today, I cut a piece of glow-in-the-dark heat transfer material slightly larger than my design and put it directly on the Curio™ cutting mat. The shiny (plastic) side should be facing down.

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

When you’re ready to adjust your cut settings, select only the yellow oval to be cut. Since glow-in-the-dark heat transfer material is smooth you’ll select “heat transfer material smooth” as your material type.

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Once the glow-in-the-dark oval has been cut you’ll want to cut the rest of the design from black smooth heat transfer material. The process is the same as with the glow-in-the-dark heat transfer material, but this time you’ll select all the parts of the design to be cut.

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Use the hook tool to weed out the unnecessary pieces of each design.

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Step Two

 

The cape is so easy to make! You’ll just need a black t-shirt with a plain back and scissors. You can use a new shirt or even re-purpose one you already have.

 

NOTE: Don’t forget to prewash the shirt if it’s new. I find prewashing helps heat transfer material adhere better.

 

Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface with the back of the shirt facing you. Cut the sides of the shirt from the waist up to the sleeves. Cut around the sleeves and to the front of the shirt.

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Step Three

 

Center the glow-in-the-dark oval on the cape. Cover the heat transfer material with a pressing cloth. The extra t-shirt fabric you cut off to make the cape works well for this. Set your iron on the “cotton” setting and iron over the design until the heat transfer material sticks to the cape instead of the plastic. Let it cool and peel off the clear plastic sheet.

 

Place the Batman™ design over the glow-in-the-dark oval. Position it until it’s perfectly centered. Iron it down just like you did with the other piece.

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Step Four

 

By now your cape should be looking good, but there is one last step we need to take to make it safe. Make a cut in the neckline of the cape and attach a hook and loop closure to join the two pieces.

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

This is the first time I’ve used the glow-in-the-dark heat transfer material and I’m so impressed with how it looks in the dark. The glow is so bright!!!

 

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

With all the DC Comics designs in the Silhouette Design Store, why not make one for all the little super heroes in your life?

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

No Sew Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

Analisa

Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

Blade

hook

Silhouette Curio™

6 in. x 8.5 in. Curio base kit

9-inch smooth heat transfer

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8 comments

  1. Terrific idea, it looks wonderful 🙂

    1. Thanks Janet! It was fun!

  2. I hadn’t seen the glow in the dark heat transfer material yet. What kid doesn’t love glow in the dark clothes?! Oh the possibilities!

    1. It has the neatest glow! You should definitely give it a try.

  3. I love this!! Such a great idea!!

    1. Thank you Gisela!

  4. Totally making one of these for my little superhero! Thanks for the inspiration, Analisa!

    1. I can’t wait to see what you come up with Kelly:)

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