I am in the process of making many, many children’s capes for a craft sale in November. I’ve also arranged it so that whatever I don’t sell (or need for another sale) will go to the local children’s museum for dress up. The fabric is from the clearance department but I found some wonderful cross-dyed taffeta and some satin with all sorts of magical designs on it. I’m sure that both of these fabrics are polyester-based.
I have always used velcro on the capes my own kids have worn and it has been fine to sew. I used the stick-on velcro with adhesive and then have sewn it on with a zigzag stitch to reinforce it. However, the adhesive on this new batch of velcro is gumming up my needles and turning this into a very frustrating project. If I use the sew-on velcro the edges seem to pull away from the cape fabric and scratch the kids.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I’ve made 60 capes so far and am hoping to hit 100. Of course, housework will just have to come in second….