DIY “My Little Pony” Capes Tutorial

My Little Pony Capes Template

This week I finally made the time to create a tutorial for the My Little Pony Capes that I make for my daughter’s ponies.   While she was in school the other day,  I made 3 new capes and when she came home she was thrilled!  Just a couple of scraps of material, some pretty embellishments, and a little bit of my time has led to hours of imaginary play with ponies the past 2 days.  Definitely time well spent!

To see more ideas for “My Little Pony” Capes, you can read my original post here.  To learn how to make some of these tiny capes for your child’s own My Little Ponies, watch my tutorial above.

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Pennant Banner

img_5748Pennant Banners are one of the most simple sewing projects and can add pops of color to any room or front porch.  They can be used as a party decoration, on a mantle or mirror during the holidays, or in a child’s room.  They can be made out of paper, material, or burlap.  The possibilities are endless!  I have made various kinds of pennant banners for many occasions.  For this post, I’m featuring the most recent one I made for a friend of mine, but I’m also including one of my most popular youtube video tutorials on how to make a pennant banner.

With Valentine’s Day only a couple of weeks away, you may want to make your own version of this LOVE Pennant Banner to hang on your mantle!  After watching my tutorial on How to Make A Pennant Banner, you will need a couple of additional steps to add letters to your banner.  img_5487

You will need to purchase a package of light Seam A Seam 2 from your local fabric store.  Find a font you like on your computer.  Print your letters in the size you want them to be on your banner.  Cut out the letters.  Turn your letters over and trace them onto a sheet of the Seam A Seam.  Peal the bottom off and adhere to the fabric you have chosen for your letters.  Iron over the top to attach the Seam A Seam to your fabric.  Cut out the letters, following the lines you initially traced.  Peel the backing off.  Your fabric letters should now be slightly tacky on the back.  Position them on your banner exactly as you want them.  Iron them for about 20 -30 seconds one at a time.  Your banner is now complete.  For a more in depth tutorial on how to use the Seam A Seam to attach letters to fabric, watch my Advent Bags Tutorial.

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My friend decided to use this pennant banner for her daughter’s nursery.  It just so happened to work perfectly with the colors she chose and I am so thrilled to see it hanging up in this precious baby girl’s bedroom.

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My Little Pony Capes

My daughter loves My Little Ponies!  The thing that makes me so happy about this, is that I loved My Little Ponies as a little girl too!  In fact, my mom actually saved several of my ponies and gave them to Karis a couple of years ago.  I cannot even tell you how much fun it is to see my own child enjoying the very toys that I so often played with when I was her age.

One afternoon when Karis was playing ponies she asked me if we could make clothes for them.  Now I can sew a little bit, but making clothes for tiny horses is beyond my abilities.  I noticed that a couple of her newer ponies came with little capes.  With a little trial and error,  I figured out a simple way to make pony capes by using small hair scrunchies, scraps of material, and various ribbons, buttons, and fabric flowers that I had in my craft drawers.  We spent several hours together designing these “outfits” for the ponies to wear.  Most definitely time well spent with my girl, and it brings me joy to watch her play pretend while dressing her ponies up in their beautiful capes.  IMG_2831IMG_2838