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We went to a friend’s home recently for a birthday party and their kids had these awesome Captain America shields. My sons went nuts for them of course and I spent the party trying to make sure they didn’t knock over any precious heirlooms.
Honestly… I have two boys. They play fight. I don’t know why or where they get it from, but it just happens. So I figure I should probably give them an acceptable outlet so they won’t drive me crazy. I made my oldest a knight’s shield to go with a costume way back in the day, but we only had one. I decided to make two pillow shields that replicated the Captain America shields they played with at the party. Once I did a little research I realized Captain America is a good option because he doesn’t carry a weapon! Not that this will stop the kids, but hey.
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- Felt or fleece in White, Red, and Blue
- Star shape cutout (or freehand it)
- Sewing equipment, thread in matching colors to the fabric. I only needed white and blue because of how I sewed it together.
- Fuzz filling
I used the white piece from the inside of the first ring to make the star so I wasted less fabric. For the star, I printed one out on paper, then using it to cut out a fabric star.
The strap and back circle were both white felt.
Now you’ll need to sew the blue circle to the middle of the red circle with blue thread.
Sew your strap.
Place your shield front right sides up. Place the strap in the middle (it should go all the way across). Place your back fabric circle right sides down.
Sew around, leaving an area to turn.
Turn right sides out. Fill with fiber fill. Hand sew the opening closed.