They can be formal and classy, they can be rugged and not much more than a poncho.
They are easy to make and make a statement--
Great for costumes, fancy dresses or keeping warm!
We've been watching 'Once Upon a Time'...any other mildly obsessed fans out there?
When we first met Belle, we loved her!
We love her awesome accent too!
Step 1: Tangent about Belle...
At this moment of the show...I froze.
I paused the show.
I ran to my craft room and dug through my old material...identical!
I had purchased this fabric at a yard sale years ago for around $1.
It's a thick, almost upholstery material with some glimmer.
I knew it was destiny!
I was to have my own Belle cape!
This tutorial is how to make a hooded cape, you can do it with whatever fabric you like,
but I will spotlight the Belle cape, because the fabric match was just too perfect.
Step 2: Back to the Cape!
I consider myself a "costume" sewer. I don't know all the fancy lingo. I can follow a pattern, but I usually don't.
- Sewing machine and basic sewing skills. (you'll need to sew 3 straight lines, a slightly curved hood line and do a little gathering)
- Fabric of choice (I used 3 yards of fabric for Belle's cape...but 5 for my RED Riding Hood cape)
- Some type of cape clasp or button and cord.
Let's talk fabric.
If you get fabric that frays, you'll need to do hemming on the edges to finish it off...like the robes I did.
If you pick out something that doesn't fray, you don't even need to hem those edges! Imagine how warm you'd be in a fleece cape!
Okay...here we go!