Hi guys, Merrick from Merrick’s Art here! Capes are so popular this winter, and they’re a fun alternative to cardigans and jackets, so today I’m excited to show you how to make one. Honestly, they’re so quick and easy to make, you can whip one up in just a few minutes!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Step 1. Fold your fabric in half, lengthwise, as shown below.
Step 2. Cut down the middle from one end up to the folded edge.
Step 3. Serge or zigzag around the opening you just cut, then fold the edges under and hem around the entire opening.
Step 4. This last step is optional, but I like to add a few stitches to create sleeves so the cape hangs correctly and you’re not constantly adjusting. Sew 4-5” across each side (as shown in the image below) to create pseudo sleeves for your cape. [note: when I folded my cape in half to mark these sleeves, I didn’t fold it evenly, as you can see along the bottom. This creates a little less boxiness when you wear the cape, but is optional].
And that’s it — you’re done!