Asked on Mar 29, 2020

I would like to make a reversible cape with the twin size blankets?

Deb KGkAnnie
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do you or does someone have the pattern for this? these are the ones everyone

sells in stores?


6 answers
  • Hi Marilyn. Check out this video it might help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-h8AF-L1c8

  • Betsy
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Hi Marilyn: What you can do is pin the right sides of the 2 blankets together, making sure that the edges are together. Use a lot of pins as this is a large project. Cut whatever you plan to use to tie the cape, ribbon or whatever, about 2 feet long. Pin this to the inside of the cape about an inch from the top, one on each side. Make sure you don't sew them into the edge, when you are sewing around the edge. And, when you get to where they are, back stitch over them a couple of times to secure them. Then, starting around 5 inches from one of the short sides, sew towards the long side, back stitching a few stitches, maybe 6 or 7, to secure the stitches, down the long side, (don't forget to secure the ties) around the other short side and up the next long side. Sew about a 1/2 inch from the edges. When you get to the top, where you started, sew towards where you started to sew, only stop around 10 inches or so before you get to that point, back stitching to secure the threads. This will leave a huge gap, which is what you want. Snip the points off of the 4 corners to reduce the amount of material when you turn this inside out. Then, remove all of the pins, if you haven't already, and reach into the gap and pull the whole thing right side out. The ties should be on the right side of the material, one on each side. Starting about the middle of the cape, top stitch all around the edges. You're done! :) Easy as pie:) Good luck

  • Johnavallance82
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Hello Marilyn,

    If it's an adult ladies cape you are looking for - there are many designs. The easiest would be to cut out a circle and then mark the middle. Cut from outside to centre point. Then cutting a neckline (maybe use a suitable plate or jumper as a guide)! You could then bind the raw edges with a contrast braid or blanket stitch etc.

    You can also make slits in the front for access pockets. If not sure, try it out on an out sheet or make a paper pattern first. If you have blanket over that can be utilized too as tie for neck , pockets and or Hat.................Enjoy. Otherwise buy a pattern maybe from eBay etc........

  • Annie
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Have you seen this link already? It may be a help

    https://howdoesshe.com/how-to-make-a-cape/

  • Gk
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Here's a tutorial for you!

    www.lovelogicandlaughter.com/sewing/reversible-poncho-cape-tutorial.html

  • Deb K
    on Apr 6, 2020

    Hi Marilyn, I am hoping you can use this for your project, just change the material being used, good luck!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FY9ZU49eIQ

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