Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Batman Dress-up Set Pattern & Tutorial

Great Scott!  It's been a while since I had a tutorial that's good for the little guys, so I thought I'd share this project today: The Batman Dress-up Set.  Now all the little guys (and girls too) can enjoy being a superhero around the house.

You'll Need:
- 1/2 yd solid black cotton (I used Super Black by Timeless Treasures for a rich, deep black) 
- 1/8 yd solid yellow cotton
- 1 yd Fusible Craft/Midweight stabilizer
- 1/2 yd of 1/4 inch wide elastic
- Sewing Machine & Notions (iron, pins, ruler, marking pen/chalk, needles, thread, pinking shears, scissors)
- My FREE Batman Dress-up Set Patterns (fits about 2-9yrs)

Click HERE to download the pdf patterns

To make the mask, with the black fabric folded, cut a mask front & back.  Transfer markings for elastic and eye hole placement  with chalk.  

Fold stabilizer in half and cut a set of masks.  Iron stabilizer onto the wrong side of the fabric.  

On the right side of the fabric, place elastic at one of the side markings (leaving the other end loose) and lay the other mask (with its right side facing down) on top of it.  Sew all the way around with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving a 2 inch gap at the other side marking for turning.  Clip, all the way around seam, with pinking shears.  Turn right side out & press with iron.  

This would be a good time to measure the child's head to trim the elastic for the best fit (Tip: I used at 14.5 in piece for my 6yr old).  Fold opening inward with the open end of the elastic inside.  Topstitch 1/8 inch from edge all the way around to secure.  Also topstitch around eyehole markings.

Clip a small opening in the center of the eyehole and carefully cut out eyes, trimming very close to the stitching.

To make the gauntlets, with the black fabric folded, cut 2 sleeve pieces (since it's folded it will give you 4 pieces total).  Cut 4 pieces from the stabilizer as well.  Iron stabilizer onto the wrong side of the fabric.

With right sides facing, sew together a pair of the gauntlet pieces with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving one straight side open.  Trim around seams with pinking shears.  Turn right side out and press with iron to smooth edges.  Repeat with remaining pieces.

With the yellow fabric folded, cut 6 pairs of the "wings":

With right sides facing, stitch the two longer sides together:

Clip around curves and turn right side out.  Press around seams:

Lay the wings along the raw edge of the gauntlet, with the curved sides facing the curved end of the gauntlet:

Fold gauntlet in half for the straight sides meet and sew together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Trim the raw edge of the one side with pinking shears, then turn right side out.

Now Batman is ready for action:

Sharing this with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too - click HERE to check them out!


  1. Oh my gosh Cheryl!! This is awesome ~ my boys would love it! I think that we might do a super hero Birthday Party this years so pinning for later and featuring on FB!! Have an awesome day!

  2. p.s. Isaiah says "Batman!?!? I want to be Batman!" lol

    1. Heather that is the ultimate compliment - thank you!!

  3. That is soooo cute! Love the photos! I added this link to the Dress-Up Clothes box on my gift ideas for kids page:

  4. Adorable! I have three boys who would love this! OK actually, make that 4 boys, I'll bet my 20 year old would love this too...he acts like he's too grown up for things like this but then he wears a Batman hoodie around that has ears on the hood, lol. :)

  5. How fun! My little guy would love this. Thanks for the patterns. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  6. Oh my goodness our grandsons would love this! Thank you for sharing. xo Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop I hope you have a weekend filled with happy!

  7. such an excellent pattern. you did soo good. thank you for linking it up at our party at

  8. Another amazing project! Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse!!! I am grabbing your button and making your blog my featured blog. ;D

  9. Love it!! I think this is going on my 'Summer To-Do' list!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'.
    I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure
    to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

  10. How fun! He's such a cutie and looks like he's having a blast! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial!

    1. Thanks Angela - he LOVES pretending so this was just what he needed! Glad you like it:)

  11. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

  12. Great project Cheryl! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  13. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing this on my Tuesday Destination: Inspiration linky party! I am popping in to tell you I featured this on my blog this week! Hope you will stop by to grab my "featured" button and read the funny behind this!

    Have a great day there!

  14. Featuring YOU today. :)

    Ginger @

  15. Cute! There are a lot of little Batmans that will love this! We loved having you come to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters

  16. Wow...this is so cool! It would make a great gift too! Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Joy!!!

    1. This post is being featured tomorrow at Dwell on Friday! Have a great weekend :)

  17. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here


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