I want to make myself a cape!!!
I absolutely love capes. And I would like to make myself one. But I need to be able to sew it. So my questions are what fabric would be warm( besides fleece, I don't really like it) and an easy pattern. Because I'm not the best at sewing. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!!!
i uploaded a cape some days ago, it´s made of wool fabric. generally wool fabrics are warm if they have volume (the thick fabrics), mine is a woven with woolen yarn and was felted after weaving. maybe loden cloth or a bouclé is something? but wool can be scratchy so i lined my cape. if you don´t want to line it, look after fabrics made of really fine wool like merino (although i have to say merino scratches too, at least i think so) if you don´t want wool because of the source or the price, there are polyester fabrics that look and feel like wool! you don´t like fleece because of it´s look or how it feels? if you just don´t like the look, there are fleece linings you can use for the inside and have a fancy fabric outside.
i constructed the pattern myself, but at the moment you can buy them online at burdastyle and the pattern magazines are full of them!
i´m not sure if you can create a pattern from a circle skirt pattern, but maybe it´s worth a try
I made a dressing-up cape for my neice using a circle - very full and takes a lot of material! A full metre of fabric was used to fit a 3 year-old
maybe just work with half of a circle? it´s not just a lot fabric if you want it in one piece, but also a ridiculous long hem!
It's a pity about not liking fleece - because you wouldn't need to hem it!
Your cape is amazing!!! I will definitely be attempting this very soon!! Thanks for the help!
ill make a cape and post it as a how - to ill tell you when its done
there are loads of free cape patterns and instructions online, just google cape pattern.
im wanting to make one but im having trouble deciding on the shape of it (circle, semicircle, rectangle, square, hooded) theres a load of variety.
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