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Caped Crusader

Registered: 01-2004
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Re: Pleather Cape Tutorial


Glad I can help in my own little way. :)

Seeing what Batdemon said...that's why I suggested getting the swatches for $1 for each sample you want to look at. :wink

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Registered: 02-2004
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   I've not difficulty finding pleather. I usually find it in the local fabric stores such as Jo-Ann's and Hancock Fabrics. Even boutique fabric stores like Calico Corners have hanging samples you can order from. It is sometimes listed as an outdoor item or sometimes under upholstery.

   I've made gloves, utility belts and other accessories from this stuff. It took me a while to go through a large roll I purchased. When asked, I said that I was wallpapering my cave.

   Remember that this stuff is usually heavier than most fabrics. It will cause most sewing machines to strugle or stop. Use a large table and slowly feed the fabric through. Assist the machine as much as possible.

   I hope this helps.

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Hi iam new here and i would like to know if anyone has made a cape with the spikes on the slouders like in the comics and if so can someone tell me how thanks :signal

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Registered: 04-2004
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  this is perfect-- the pleather at the hancock fabric in town have a felt back to it-- so I'm eager to see what these fabrics have.

 

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Hey superboy, f I haven't said it before...welcome to the board.

The only way I can think of doing the shoulder spikes is to either mold them into the cape (if latex) or put something under the cape attached to the suit (if satin or other flexible material). I can't think of how to do it for pleather.

~Tim :batfly

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  here's another cape question-- I've seen some capes that are NOT the triangles sewn together-- just one big piece. What are the advantages of each?

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Unless you're going with a full latex cape, like artsee's, most capes have panels because it's nearly impossible to find material big enough to make them out of otherwise.

~Tim :batfly

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that makes sense-- I didn't know if it had something to do with the way it lays over the shoulders or something..

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That has mostly to do with the cut of the cape from what I've seen. I'm looking currently to try to find a way to do a cape with flat "Top Panels" and have the rest of the material drape straight down all the way around.

Does that makes sense? :huh

~Tim :batfly

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Registered: 02-2004
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Hey tim , when did you ever make sense :lol




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