Loosely straight stitch
along the edge of the cape, a 1/4" from the edge. We are putting a loose thread along the edge of the cape so that we can use it to evenly gather the cape. This is called 'basting'. If you are using a sewing machine, set it for the longest stitch available. Leave plenty of loose thread on the edge.
After you have threaded the edge of the cape, hold the extra thread with one hand and use the other to scrunch the fabric down along the thread. Continue to evenly gather the fabric along the thread until the edge of the cape is the same length as the hood.
Next we will sew the hood to the cape.
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