We first spotted Lovelane Designs’ amazing superhero capes on Etsy a few years ago and became instantly obsessed. In fact, we’ve featured them in more than one gift guide for kids over the years. That said, the quality and handmade design makes them spendy. So we’re thrilled to discover this DIY that helps replicate the gorgeous designs.

Don’t worry — we’re not stealing Lane Huerta’s livelihood. (We wouldn’t do that!) Because she’s giving away her secrets herself. Whoo!

Lane’s new book, Superhero Sewing: Playful, Easy, Sew and No-Sew Designs for Powering Kids’ Big Adventures, includes tutorials that help the average mom or dad (or cool uncle, awesome grandma, or favorite sitter or intrepid crafty tween or teen) make most of Lane’s most popular superhero capes and accessories. Whether you’re handy with a sewing machine or not.

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Related: An easy DIY superhero cape project, no pattern required.

Make your own DIY superhero capes with Superhero Sewing by Lane Huerta.

Make your own superhero capes with Superhero Sewing by Lane Huerta

If you’ve never sewn before, the first section in the book is like sewing 101 for superheroes, covering basic techniques and materials you’ll need. Or, skip straight to the no-sew section, where all you need is a little fabric glue, some sharp scissors, and Lane’s step-by-step photo tutorials

She includes patterns for five themes, so it’s not just superhero capes and power cuffs; you’ll find fairy queen crowns, magician’s hats and capes, pirate accessories, and all kinds of animal costume fun, including fox hats and tails, and more. Just in time for Halloween!

DIY SUPERHERO CAPES AND ACCESSORIES | From: Superhero Sewing Patterns by Lane Huerta, featuring the patterns and DIY instructions from the super popular Etsy shop | cool mom picks

Related: Super easy Halloween costume ideas for kids that you can make in 10 minutes or less.

Lane’s style is impeccable, and the designs she has for sale in her shop are still worth buying if you don’t have the time or skills to DIY. But if you’re up for a sewing project, I love this option, and that having the patterns available allows you to make a superhero outfit that’s extra-personal for your kids.

You can find Superhero Sewing: Playful, Easy, Sew and No-Sew Designs for Powering Kids’ Big Adventures by Lane Huerta at our affiliate Amazon, or look for it at your local indie bookstore.