1. Style
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

How to Make a Cape


3 of 9

Measure the Cape Length
How to Make a Cape

Measure the length of the cape.

Rain Blanken
Use your measuring tape to measure form your shoulder to your calf, or wherever you want your cape to end. An easier way to measure your cape length is to lay down on the fabric. Lay with the top edge of the fabric at your shoulders.

Sit up without moving your legs. Mark with chalk at your leg where you want the cape to fall. Make another mark a few inches lower. This is where you will cut. Use your measuring tape to mark this line all the way across the fabric. Cut across.

You can hem all around the edges of your cape if you are going for a refined look. For a rougher look, leave the edges raw. Over time, the edges will unravel. Alternately, you can blanket stitch to add a decorative look to the edges.

Cut out your hood and cape pieces. Save the scrap fabric to make the cape ties. Next, we will hem the hood.

Get personal cape help right now from Rain:

Are You a DIY Geek?
TARDIS Phone Case Tutorial . Paint Star Wars Heels  . Zombie Makeup Tips and Tricks . Make a Pair of Ruby Slippers . Dress like Joan from Mad MenMelt a Record Album Tray

Unbelievable DIY Fashion Makeovers:
10 Upcycled T-Shirt Tutorials . 5 Ways to Turn Jeans into a Skirt . Cassette Tape Wallet .10 Clothing Repairs You Should Know . 5 Ways to Make Placemat Purses

Easy DIY Jewelry:
7 Paper Jewelry Projects - Junk Drawer Jewelry . Disney World Penny Bracelet . Safety Pin Bracelet . Pop Tab Bracelet . Credit Card Earrings

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.