Long Hooded Cloak Pattern {FREE}

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This long hooded cloak pattern is easy to follow and is perfectly priced at free!  I love this! A FULL length hooded cloak that's a free sewing pattern with step by step instructions! Perfect for a DIY costume idea.It’s easy to sew up ( honestly the longest part is assembling the pattern).  It has a couple of different lengths and is sure to add a little drama to any costume.

For this project you will need:

3.75 yards of Fleece, or Jersey knit for exterior

.5 yards of fleece or jersey knit for hood lining

1 yard of leather cording ( or ribbon)


Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)

More FREE patterns you may also like:

The Fast Hooded cape (with video)

The Red Riding Hood cape (with video)

The Snow Princess Cape (with video)

The Snow Queen Jacket Cape

Designer’s Secret:

The hoods from the Red Riding Hood Cape, the Fast Long Cape, the Easy long cape and the Long Hooded Cape are all different and  interchangeable.  So if you like the body of this cape but want a hood with a point on the end – you can use the hood from the fast long cape with the body of the long hooded cape.  Click a picture below to check out the free pattern and video tutorial.

Video Tutorial Here, written below:

Long Hooded Cloak Tutorial:

Step 1 – Assemble the Pattern

You will need to assemble the pattern.  For instructions on how to assemble the pattern click here.

Normally I would just have this be a little blurb and then tell you what to cut out, but I need you to understand that this pattern is a little different – and so you REALLY need to pay attention to this part.

Step 2 – Cut out the pieces to the cape

To save you from endless pattern assembly the cape pattern piece doubles as the back piece and the front pieces (yay for saving trees).  However this means that you need to do a couple of different things when you cut out the pattern. I’ve sewn for 2 decades and have never come across a designed like this = so even if you’re a seasoned sewist you need to pay attention.

Each pattern piece is actually 2 pattern pieces – you will cut down the pieces to make it the next pattern piece ( for example you will cut out the exterior of the hood, cut down the pattern piece and then cut the interior).

Cape section:

Cut the pattern to the length you want (there are two – I’m 5’4″ and the shorter length was good for me).

Cut 1 of the back piece – place the pattern piece with the BLUE line on the fold.  There will be lip of paper (.5 inches) that hangs over the edge of the fabric.  This will make 1 large back piece.

Now Cut the pattern piece to become the front piece.  Cut on the red lines at the neck, and at the bottom (curve up so you don’t trip on the cape).  Then place on folded fabric making sure ENTIRE pattern i son the fabric (no paper lip hanging over).  Cut out pattern making two pieces for the front.

Note: to conserve on fabric I turned the pattern around – this might not work with some patterns.

Step 3 – Cut out the hood

On doubled Fabric, cut two of the hood exterior.

Then cut down pattern piece on the red line.

On doubled fabric cut two of the hood lining.

Assembling the bottom part of the cape is easy.  With right sides together, sew the right side of the front to the back of the cape, using a .5 inch seam allowance.  Sew from collar to hem (Red line)

Repeat this same process with the left side of the cape.  Set bottom portion of the cape aside.

Step 5 – Sew the exterior to the hood lining.

With right sides together sew the two exterior pieces together using a .5 inch  seam allowance.

Clip around Curves to help hood lay properly.

Repeat with the lining.

Pin the front of the exterior to the front of the lining right sides together, from collar to collar. Sew together using a .5 inch seam allowance.

Turn right side out and tuck the lining back into the hood, making a nice rim of the exterior fabric on the interior side of the hood. Pin in place.

Stitch in the ditch to hold the hood in place around the front of the hood.

With exterior of the hood touching the right side (exterior) of the cape,  pin hood to cape, using notches as a guide.

Note that the front of the cape should extend about .5 inches from either side of the hood.

Sew hood onto cape using a .5 inch seam allowance.

If desired top sew .25 inches from the seam at the bottom of the hood, to help the seam lay better.

Step 7 – Finish off the cape.

You can leave the fleece edges raw if you desire, but finishing them off can give the cape a nice look.  Turn cape edges under .5 inches and sew down, either using a zigzag stitch on the edge or a straight stitch near the edge.

Sew on leather ties and your finished!

Get the Free Sewing Pattern Below:

You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here. By downloading  you are agreeing to pattern terms of use. Click the picture of the pattern envelope to download the .pdf !

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I love this! A FULL length hooded cloak that's a free pattern with step by step instructions! Perfect for Halloween!
Angel Hickman Peterson

Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog www.FleeceFun.com, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
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