How to Pick Fabric & Ribbon for Cape | No-Sew Crafts

How to Pick Fabric & Ribbon for Cape | No-Sew Crafts


A really fun and cheap project that you can
do at home that involves no sowing, is to make a child’s cape. It’s also a lot of fun to involve your children
in this. They can select fabric colors, embellishments
for the cape, and every kid loves a good cape. Today we’re using fleece, fleece is a really
great fabric to use. It won’t fray so you don’t have to worry about
finishing any of the ends. In addition to fabric, we’ll also need ribbon. The ribbon is going to be the tie for the
cape. You’ll need a couple of yards, it’s always
good to have more than less. The fleece can tend to be a little bit thick
and so as you’re stringing the cape along your ribbon, you want to make sure that you
have enough ribbon to accommodate the fleece and then also tie comfortably around your
child’s neck. So to make the cape we’re going to work with
the width of the fabric, it’s going to be the width of the cape. So the only measurement you really need to
take is the length of the cape. There are two main things to think about here. How high you want the collar, that’s the portion
that’s going to be above your neck tie on the cape, and how long you want the cape to
fall from the neck. That’s a great thing to ask your child. Some children might want a really long cape
that blows in the wind, or some might want a short cape that just kind of goes around
their shoulders. Take that measurement in to your fabric store
and they will be happy to cut as much as you need. Today we’re working with about two yards of
fabric which we’re going to cut down a little shorter. So once you have your fabric and ribbon selected,
we’re ready to start making the cape.

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