Craftivism: I Am Super Capes

I Am Super Capes Claudia Beard

I have a fun download for you in this post, first, let me introduce you to my friend Claudia.

After Haiyan struck The Philippines last November she swung into action with a friend in a campaign to gather blankets, clothing, soap and medical supplies amongst other items and getting them shipped out.

This is despite having three children two of whom were under two at the time. I know, right?

Following the initial push for aid Claudia wanted to do something which connected with the children whose lives had been turned upside down. She developed the idea of making capes to send out as an open play toy which both delights and gives children the power of play.

I Am Super Capes Heroes

 Image courtesy of I Am Super Capes

I Am Super Capes was born and Claudia’s first cape mission was sent to children in The Philippines. Since then Claudia has been busy coordinating and sewing capes for children across the world.

Often the children she is sending capes to are facing the very hardest times of their lives; challenges they were born with or from which they can’t escape. I Am Super Capes gives them to opportunity to be heroes and to play as all children love to play.

I Am Super Capes Hero

 Image courtesy of I Am Super Capes

 

I Am Super Capes’ latest mission connects with the annual toy drive held by Charly’s Bakery in Cape Town for the children 0f the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Cape Town.

This December Claudia will be flying out to Cape Town to deliver 600, yes 600 capes and help with the toy drive personally.

I Am Super Capes The Capes

600 capes is a tall order and I Am Super Capes needs your help to fulfil their pledge. There are a few ways to lend your support:

  • Firstly, make a cape (or several capes, tutorial here) and send them to I Am Super Capes at the address on their contact page.
  • Got no time but a stack of fabric / duvet covers / machine thread? Send the fabric to Claudia and she’ll add it to the I Am Super Capes stash.
  • Donate – Claudia and her supporters are jumping out of a plane in October to raise money for fabric and notions. You can contribute by donating on their GoFundMe page.
  • Finally, help Claudia spread the word. Share details on twitter, Facebook and your blog (join Nurture Store’s linkup). Or let companies you work with know how they could help, sewing machines, thread and fabric are all put to good use in the I Am Super Capes Sewing Cave.

I Am Super Capes Crafternoon

Want to make your cape fun? Here are three printable templates to use with the Cricut Explore or simply to pin to your fabric and cut.

Enjoy x

I Am Super Capes Templates

bolt template | star template | burst template

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lianne September 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Brilliant idea!

  • Reply Betsy November 6, 2014 at 3:06 am

    What a great post and project! Well done! x

    • Reply Kat November 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you Betsy, Claudia is working incredibly hard on this x

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