I have made this PATTERN & TUTORIAL for my 12 inches (30cm) and 16 inches (40cm) dolls.
This Tutorial will sow you How to make an awesome reversible Hooded Cape for your dolls.
12″ (30cm) doll Hooded Cape
neck circumference approx.: 7″ (18cm)
length from nape: 4.5″ (11,5cm)
16″ (40cm) doll Hooded Cape
neck circumference approx.: 9.5″ (24cm)
length from nape: 5 3/4″ (14,5cm)
You will need:
12″ (30cm) Doll Hooded Cape:
* 29″ x 7.5″ (74cm x 19cm) – width x length – main fabric
* 29″ x 7.5″ (74cm x 19cm) – width x length – fabric for lining
* ribbon: 8″ of 1/4″ wide (20cm x 0,6cm)
16″ (40cm) Doll Hooded Cape:
* 37″ x 9.5″ (94cm x 24cm) – width x length – main fabric
* 37″ x 9.5″ (94cm x 24cm) – width x length – fabric for the lining
*ribbon: 8″ of 1/4″ wide (20cm x 0,6cm)
* Sewing machine
* Basic sewing supplies (thread, pins, scissors, fabric marking pencil, etc.)
* Please read all instructions before beginning.
* Prewash your cotton fabric and iron it afterwards.
* Remember to back-stitch at the beginning and end of each sewing step to secure your stitches.
* Trim all loose threads after each sewing step.
Ribizli Design Patterns are for personal use only.
It is unacceptable to mass-produce with these patterns or to reproduce the patterns.
You can download the Hooded Cape Pattern A4 size (210mm x 297mm) HERE
You can download the Hooded Cape Pattern Letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) HERE
You can find my 12″ and 16″ Doll Sewing Pattern & Instructions HERE
Print out the PATTERN pages.
It is very important not to scale or fit any of the pages. You must print the document in actual size.
Cut out the pattern pieces just outside of the guide line.
Cut from a double layer of main fabric, and a double layer of lining fabric.
Fold the main fabric in half lengthways – with right side together.
Place the BACK, FRONT and HOOD PATTERN pieces on top of the fabric – taking care to the grainline.
Draw around, pin and cut them out.
Repeat this step with the lining fabric.
Pin and sew the BACK piece to the FRONT pieces with right sides together from 1 to 2.
Then iron the seams open.
Repeat these steps with the lininng BACK and FRONT pieces.
Pin and sew the HOOD pieces with right sides together from 3 to 4.
Then press the seam allowances open.
Repeat these steps with the lining HOOD pieces.
Match the 4. mark of the CAPE (center back) to the 4. mark of the HOOD.
Pin and sew the HOOD to the CAPE with right sides together.
CLIP the curve.
Repeat these steps with the lining.
Cut the ribbon in half, then sew them to the right side of the cape as indicated on the pattern.
Roll the ribbon up then hand-stitch it to the cape front, so it doesn’t slip as you sew the two cape pieces together.
Place the outer cape and the lining cape with right sides together, and sew all the way around the edge.
DO NOT FORGET to leave about 2 inches (5cm) opening at the bottom of the cape for turning.
Turn the HOODED CAPE right side out and press the seams.
Topstitch around the edge of the cape and the hood, making sure you close up the hole at the bottom of the cape.
Cut the ends of the ribbon on the diagonal or “V” shaped to prevent fraying.
Your Hooded Cape is finished!