I love the movie Frozen, so I thought it would be fun to make a tutorial for the Anna cape! You could also use this tutorial for a colonial cape for Felicity, a hobbit cape, or any doll that needs a cool cape! 🙂 It requires no sewing AT ALL, and I did it start to finish in less than an hour, including stops to figure it out and take photos. You can do it!
- fabric scissors
- measuring tape
- piece of scratch paper
Cut out a square of felt 18 1/2″ long and 10 1/2″ wide.
Fold your fabric in half, and cut a soft curve at the bottom. Unfold your fabric.
Use your piece of scrap paper and cut a rough half circle, shown above. Pin to a new piece of felt, and cut around the paper. (I used an old doodle page 🙂 )
Unpin the paper from the felt. The felt should look like the felt in the right picture.
Your diameter should be about 10″. Fold the straight part in half, and pin.
Every 1″, cut a small slit. DON’T CUT THE SLITS TOO NEAR THE TOP OF THE FABRIC!!! THEY WILL RIP!
When you finish cutting, unpin the fabric. The slits should look like this.
Okay, I didn’t take a photo. Sorry! Line up the half-circle piece of fabric with your rectangle of fabric, and cut slits in the rectangle fabric, on the top, in the same places as the half-circle fabric’s slits. You will want to pin the rectangle fabric like you did with the half-circle. Then unpin, and overlap the two fabric pieces.
Now that your pieces are overlapped, take your ribbon and weave it through the slits, as shown above.
Take the two ends of the ribbon and scoot the fabric towards the middle, but not too close.
Once you have gathered to your preference, knot the ends to keep it in place.
Round the bottom of the cape a bit more, or leave it to trail behind the doll. (For an Elsa cape.)
And you’re done! I later did some simple decorative stitching on the borders, but you can leave it plain.
My ribbon was a bit on the wee side, but you could always change it out!
This pic shows the train. This is longer than the one in the film.
If you want to make a matching cape for yourself, go to thedisneykids.com for their tutorial!
Did you like the tutorial? Did you make a cape? Tell us in the comments!