I've kept my eye out for a good cape for the past few months. I love the look of them. They are cozy and warm, but not fussy. The idea of getting to wear a blanket could not be more appealing. I found this amazing wool plaid down in the Fabric District a few months ago and my hunt for the perfect cape was over. I'd just make it!
Click through the link at the very bottom to continue onto the tutorial. It is really basic and straightforward. I do add in a few cutting angles and details to my design so that it drapes beautifully when its on. I created the tutorial with my Sprout by HP and I love how the overhead camera allows my tutorial to come alive. It makes the tutorial so much more custom to this garment.
Click through to the tutorial below to see how the Sprout helped me really customize the design on my tutorial.
a large cut of wool fabric that measures 60" x 60"
Could this tutorial be more simple? No it could not.
Cut your fabric to a 60" x 60" square
Measure in 30" from all sides and mark the center of the fabric with a pin
Cut a straight line from the center of one edge to the marked pin.
Mark 12" over on either side of the cut, and cut from that mark to your center mark, creating two triangles. (as shown in the picture)
To hem the raw edges, fold over 1/2 and 1/2 again, pin in place, and stitch with 1/2" seam allowance. I only did this to the front and back of my cape, since the sides were selvedge edges that were a big frayed, but the fabric came already sealed to prevent more fraying. I liked the look of these unfinished edges.