Quick & Easy Handmade Gift – Super Sleuth Kit DIY

Did anyone else buy all of their children’s presents thinking you would know exactly what they want, only to be presented with a list later that had almost none of those things on it?!  HA!  Yup, that was me this past week when my daughter proudly showed me her list for Santa that she was so preciously placing in her stocking.

Luckily I realized the list mostly contained items that I could easily whip up from home without spending any extra money…YEAH!  I give you, the Super Sleuth Kit…

You see, both of my daughters love to play a game called “Spy Kittens’. They run around and act like kittens, hide from Mommy & Dad, and if we happen to look at them – they freeze. (If they are frozen, we can’t see them – duh). Quite possibly my favorite game ever.  And they love it!  So when her list to Santa contained lots of Super Sleuth items, I wasn’t surprised. In fact, I had already purchased some of her requests.  But a Super Sleuth Cape???

Now why didn’t I think of that?!!

This cape took me less than 15 minutes to whip up, and I used fleece I already had on hand. It was so simple! Add to that a quick trip to the dollar store for some magnifying glasses and notebooks and we were in business. I already know this is going to be her favorite present.

Its always the simple and cheap ones, isn’t it?

To make your own Super Sleuth Cape, you can use my Circle Poncho tutorial.  Simply omit the sleeves for a quick sew, and use fleece so you don’t need to worry about lining it!  All you really need to do is cut a large circle (like the tutorial suggests), cut a hood pattern & attach, and add your desired closure method. Easy peasy – I whipped 2 up, one for each daughter, and was done in less than 30 minutes.  (I also added a pocket on the inside for super sleuth storage.)

This seriously couldn’t be simpler. And its a present both boys and girls will both flip for.

$5? You can’t beat that. Spy kittens 2013 baby.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Hahaha! Spy Kittens 2013! Love that super sleuth cape! You’re so right, it’s always the cheap and easy ones that are the biggest hits! How fun!

  2. says

    Oh I love this!! I can’t remember how old she is, but I’ve always been into “spy stuff” and LOVED Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was in early gradeschool. Remember those?? :)

  3. says

    oh good golly, this is SO on my list for an upcoming birthday since my Christmas shopping is done. My 6-year-old LOVES mystery books – Encyclopedia Brown, Cam Jansen, Judy Moody, etc. She would be so down with this. Thanks!

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