This is the fastest and easiest way to make a vampire cape. No sewing skills needed! Just get fabric, some fusible tape, some ribbon and an iron, and you're ready to go. This cape looks great in any color.
Note: this Instructable was made a while ago, when I had a less-than ideal camera. Also I forgot to take notes back then, so this is sort of a trip down memory lane where I look at pictures and try to interpret what the heck I was doing. Here we go!
Step 1: Materials
Round up the following from a fabric store:
- Stiff fabric like taffeta or heavy satin: length = your height + 8 - 12", more or less
- Heat & Bond Fusible tape 1/2" wide (the kind with a paper backing you have to peel off)
- Ribbon 1" wide
Step 2: Take measurements
These are your crucial measurements:
- From shoulders down to floor
- Height of the collar (how far you want the cape to stick up above the shoulders
Step 3: Mark and cut fabric
Cut the raw edge of the fabric (the width) so it's straight.
Next, we're going to measure and mark the collar.
The second image shows marks 1", 3" and 20" in from the cut edge.
The space between 1" and 3" is going to become the channel for the ribbon - where the ribbon will slide through along the neck line.
The 20" is twice the height we wanted the collar to be. When we fold the fabric over to fuse it, we will align the cut edge with this line.