Friday, December 14, 2012

14th: Cozy Cape & How to Wear It

Christmas Calendar, Day 14

For the Mom: Cozy Fleece Cape


I wanted to make something cozy&warm for my Mom, 
and I thought a creamy white cape would do the trick.

This just might be the quickest DIY I've ever done!

How to:

You need 40 inches x 60 inches of fabric. I used fleece so I did not have to do anything to the edges other than cut around so it would be straight. Then cut as in the picture above; from the edge to a little over the middle (1-2 inches). Try it on and see if you need to make it narrower.

Done? Already? Yup.


Wear it as a mega scarf.


Wear with a belt.


Possible variations:

You could sew on pockets:



You could sew on buttons, 
attaching the front and the back at the sides:

6 comments:

  1. guauuuu it is a nice idea, I will make it soon for me.

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    1. Thanks! I bought a fabric for myself yesterday.... :)

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  2. Wow! What a simple and great idea!

    Maybe you could embellish it with all sorts of things too :)

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    1. Yup, it's a blank canvas really :) what would you embellish it with? I'd like to do leather pockets... Would just be hard to wash :/

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  3. I think this is great and although it's no sew.. I wonder if maybe a zig zag stitch around the edges would give it a more finished look? What do you think? Have you tried doing this with a fringe?

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    1. Hey! Yeah I did this with another project, http://www.abirdsleap.com/2013/01/diy-cape-with-hood-pockets.html, because of a fabric that otherwise would fringe. I think it could look really cool with a large zig zag :)

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