Sew a simple satin cape for your little princess

Little girls love to play dress-up, and having the clothes of a royal highness can give her endless hours of playtime fun. Sew a simple, yet elegant, satin cape for your little princess in an afternoon and let her pretend to rule over her kingdom like her favorite cartoon heroines to her heart's content.

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Make a fairytale princess cape
  1. Determine the correct size to make for your princess, and trace pattern pieces. Use the child's usual clothing size, and measure the back length from just below the neck to the knee/mid-calf. The maximum length is 30".

  2. Lay out fabrics and cut cape pattern pieces. Use a Yardstick Compass to mark a half-circle for the cape, and cut around the provided pattern pieces for the neck opening and hood.

  3. Create ties and attach to cape. Cut fabric strips at a 45-degree angle and feed through a Bias Tape Maker to get a clean-finished edge. Edge-stitch ties and baste to center front of cape.

  4. Sew together hood units. Sew the two pieces of each hood together. Turn one right side out, then stitch inner and outer hood units together along front edge.

  5. Attach the hood unit to the cape. Match center back of hood to center back of cape, and pin raw edges of cape and hood together on both sides. Sandwich the hood between the cape layers and sew all neckline edges together.

  6. Edge-stitch around cape. Press hem under 1/4" all the way around both the outer fabric and lining fabric, then edge stitch.

  7. Complete the center front. Fold the neckline seam down toward the lining and pin in place. Pin center front edges of both layers together and sew. Turn both layers right side out, and edge stitch along both center front edges.

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