Beautiful Butterfly Cape

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Introduction: Beautiful Butterfly Cape

About: Hi everyone! I'm a hardcore DIY'er, I've published 11 DIY books, just produced my own TV show called Make Your Mark for PBS/APT, I make YouTube videos every week and I'm buried under a mountain of craft sup...

Make this beautiful butterfly cape with just one pattern piece and one very long stitch. Now you'll be runway ready for fall.......

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Sewing machine

E-6000 Fabri-Fuse

E-6000 Stitchless

1 1/2 yards of 60" wide fabric

1 1/2 yards of 60" wide lining

1/2 yard of butterfly print fabric

Scissors

Sequins

Straight pins

Iron

Measuring tape

Step 3: Cut the Fabric

Fold your fabric in half lengthwise

Fold down one end 13"

Measuring 4" from the corner, draw a 1/4 circle and cut it out

*This will be your neckline

Unfold the fabric and cut up the 9" fold

Step 4: Cut the Lining, Pin and Sew

Place the cut fabric on top of the lining and pin all the way around

Cut the lining so it matches the cut fabric

Stitch both pieces together using 1/2 seam allowance and leaving an 8" wide hole

*The hole is so that you can turn it right side out

Clip all of the corners and around the curve of the neckline

Turn right side out and press flat

Step 5: Make It Fly!

Cut out several fabric butterflies

Figure out your placement on the cape Coat the backs of the butterflies with E-6000 Stitchless and iron in place

Step 6: Add Sparkle and a Closure

Glue sequins on the butterflies with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse to give them more sparkle

Glue a 2" long piece of Velcro the to cape for a closure Hand stitch the 8" long hole closed Let everything dry overnight

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    Nice job Mark - very pretty!!! :)

    I love this...making it for my daughter. This is lovely. Thanks for sharing. Your model looks like Adelaide Kane from The Reign. Beautiful!


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    It's funny you say that, I think she looks like her, too! Glad you like the cape. Have a wonderful weekend dlurwiller.

    Hey Danger,

    I'm not sure what the percentage at the upper right is all about. Any insight? Mine says 84%.......

    I must do this Thank you for this cool Instructable

    Rima

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    I hope you do! You know, you could also curve the flap for a softer look. I just thought of that this morning.

    That's a nice looking cape! I like how simple it is. You can't beat one single straight stitch!

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    You're right, you can't beat one stitch! I'm also a huge fan of flatlining.....The other flatlining, not the death flatlining.

    That got a good chuckle out of me! :D