Last year, little B was set on being Little Red Riding Hood. Everywhere I looked, the costumes were not made for a sweet little girl. I couldn’t let her browse the images online because they were so risque and the ones I found at Halloween Stores weren’t any better. Thankfully, making a cape was real easy. Here’s a little tutorial in case you or your little is searching for an – Easy Halloween Costume. This No Sew Cape Tutorial could actually be used for a Superhero or even The Mad Hatter.
Doesn’t she look adorable!?!
I found my Crushed Panne Velour Red Fabric (polyester) at JoAnn’s Fabric and already had Iron-On Fusion in my sewing drawer. Also needed, but not pictured is a thin, sheer red ribbon long enough to wrap around you and tie in a pretty bow.
1. Start by making the hood. Using a 10″ x 36″ piece of fabric – folded the fabric inside out so the fabric folded now measures 5″ x 36″. Attach the edges using iron-on fusing.
2. Turn the fabric right side out and gently press the seam.
3. Fold the top up one inch then make a slit one inch from the seam and every two inches after that.
Slits pictured below.
5. Lay the cape fabric out and fold in half. The length of this fabric will determine the length of your cape (I chose 42 inches). Fold the top down and make a slit one inch from the end and every two inches after that — just as instructed for the hood.
6. Line up the seams and folds from the cape and hood and using a ribbon that is long enough to wrap around you weave. Beginning with the center slits, weave the ribbon in and out of the hood, then cape, then hood then cape until it is attached completely.
Attached hood and cape are picture below.
Tie the cape loosely around Little Red Riding Hood’s neck and pull the hood up on her head. Add a sweet little dress, legging if it’s cold, and a basket with a red and white gingham napkin. It’s off to grandmother’s house for this Little Red Riding Hood. Watch out for the Big Bad Wolf Little B!
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