This cloak is remarkably warm! I play a live-action role-play game called Amtgard; and I’ve worn these cloaks in below 0 degree winter nights for hours on end, and have been warm and toasty. Make one, and be the warmest person you know this winter. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to send me a post and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Step 1: Step 1
This is the pattern you will use for this cloak. Size will vary from person to person, but the shape will stay the same. Start with the suede.
This will be the outer material for the cloak.
Step 2: Step 2
First, sew the two (A) pieces together with the seam on the inside.
Step 3: Step 3
Then, do the same with the (C) pieces. The (C) section will be your hood.
Step 4: Step 4
Sew the (B) pieces to the (A) pieces, but leave the crossed-out sections open. These will be your arm holes.
Step 5: Step 5
Sew the (C) piece to the (A) piece.
Step 6: Step 6
Sew the lines that the arrows are pointing to, but do it in the inside. This is where your shoulders rest.
Step 7: Step 7
Follow the previous steps with the fur. Note that the fur will need to be hand-stitched because it will gunk up your machine and break your needle. You are essentially making two cloaks and attaching them. The attaching process comes later.
Step 8: Step 8
Remember that the fur is the lining (or “inside”) of the cloak, so make sure the fury part is facing the right direction.
Step 9: Step 9
This is not required, but it is a nice touch. Choose a design, cut it out, and pin it to the back of the cloak (the suede).
Step 10: Step 10
Start by making a straight stitch as close to the edge of the design as possible. Then, cut off the excess material.