This fall cape pattern and tutorial is perfect for laying outfits. Fall can sometimes be tricky to dress for and this cape adds just enough warmth without being too much. Comfortable and allows plenty of movement – this cape is sure to be your little girl’s favorite.
You will need:
medium weight woven fabric for outer layer (eg, corduroy, wool or wool blends, twill, denim)
lightweight woven fabric for lining (eg, quilting cotton, flannel, polyester lining)
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Fall Cape for Girls Free Pattern and Tutorial
Step 1 – Cut out pieces, add interfacing
You will need to assemble the free pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the pattern click here.
Seam allowances are 3/8″ / 1 cm.
Cut 1″ strips of interfacing and fuse to center fronts of the outer fabric, 3/8″ from the raw edge. This will stabilize the buttonholes or snaps.
Step 2 – Sew the main body together
Sew center back seam, right sides together.
Step 3 – Sew the hood
Sew center back hood seam, right sides together. Clip the curve.
Step 4 – Add the hood and repeat
Sew hood to the neckline of the cape, right sides together. Repeats steps 2 and 3 with the lining pieces.
Step 5 – Add the lining and turn
Pin the outer edges of the lining and outer cap, right sides together. Stitch around the outer edge, leaving a 4″ opening along the bottom for turning.
Step 6 – Topstich and add snaps
Turn right side out, press, and topstitch along edge, closing the opening at the same time.
Sew buttonholes and buttons, or apply snaps as marked on the center front.