How to Sew a Cape

1. Find a pattern you like (I used Burda young pattern 7313 in its largest size)
2. Decide on what fabric is best for your cape ( I used navy blue fleece that I bought from spotlight)
3. Make afore mentioned cape.

Have you ever wanted to make your own cape? I hadn't until recently. Now I love the idea of a cape, it makes you feel a little bit like red riding hood. It was ok for red riding hood to wear one as she didn't have to drive a car whilst wearing her cape.

I decided my cape need a hood (not on the pattern) so I drafted one off one of my hoodies and lined it in vintage fabric. I feel like my cape is perfect for wondering about the woods. I love my hooded patterned cape, it's defiantly a cape designed for comfort, just not driving cars. Have no cape fear when making your very own cape, they are are as simple to make as a jacket but with out all the fuss of the sleeves. I cant wait to try out the pattern for the caplet included in this Burda pattern but I truly must study and sewing need to take a little holiday for the next 7 weeks :( 

There is a downloadable pattern for a cape I have been eyeballing on the Burda Style site. If you feel you cant wait any longer to find a pattern and need to make a cape today I suggest you check it out.
Good luck and may the cape be with you.

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.