I am yet to meet a child that doesn’t love a cape!
That is the beauty of I Am Super capes. In their own words:
Every child deserves to be a Superhero, no matter who they are, where they live, whatever they are going through. Every child deserves the right to be a child, to have some time to be able to get away from the hardships and stress of the situation/environment they are in.
That is why I Am Super capes was born. We are wanting to send capes to these children. To help light up their imaginations, to give them a moment of respite from what is around them. To give them the POWER to be children!
Capes are made and sent to children all over the world. Claudia runs various missions – the biggest at the moment is one to make 600 capes for a Children’s Hospital in South Africa. More information can be found here. It’s a big mission but with everyone pitching in I am sure that she can do it.
What can you do? Read the website. Join the Facebook group, and then share with your friends. Make a cape, join in with a sewing day, donate some fabric. Write about it on your blog, tweet it, share something on Instagram. The more people that know the more capes will be made. More capes = more happy children. Fantastic.
I made a cape this week. You can make any size, and with any fabric, the brighter and bolder the better. There is a tutorial on the website – and if you would like a template she will send one to you. I made mine up, as it has to be a bit different to the ones I usually make as the one stipulation is that you must use velcro at the neck.
I asked Kate to model it for some pictures and it took a while to get it back. Guess what is on my making list now! She just loved zooming around.