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DIY No Sew Cape Tutorial

N0-sew cape tutorial

Tutorial by Little Pink Monster

Here’s the easy, NO SEW, superhero cape I made for them:

All you need are a few basic supplies from your local fabric store:

  • 1 & 1/2 yards of red knit fabric, (knit is like t-shirt material & the ends won’t fray)
  • 1 yard of red ribbon & scissors.


Lay your fabric out & along one of the long ends fold the edge of the fabric over 1″. With your scissors make several snips in the fold, 1 inch apart, down the length of the fabric. Open the fold & you’ll now have several slits to weave your ribbon in & out of. After the ribbon is woven through all the slit gather the fabric towards the center. Take each end of ribbon & loop it back through the last slit & knot. To keep your ribbon ends from fraying you can quickly run the edge over a flame & it will seal them.


That’s it! Very simple, very fun & for a very good cause!

Thanks again for having me Andrea! If anyone is looking for some more dress-up posts here are a few more I have to share with ya… you can also click on the tutorials link on Little Pink Monster for tons more DIY & craft tutorials

No-Sew 10 Minute Tu-Tu, DIY Cinderella Dress, Pom Pom Stuffed Tu-Tu

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  1. Wendy says

    We just used this for our Girl Scout troop to make no-sew period capes for their 18″ dolls! It worked great, thank you!! We needed an easy design that they could make in about 15 minutes each that satisfied one of the costume requirements for the Playing the Past badge. Fits right into our Civil War theme, but could also work for Revolutionary era or other. With organza ribbon, and over a fancy dress, it looked quite elegant as an evening cape to attend the ball on our model dolls! I cut an approx. 8″ x 16″ rectangle as our pattern, otherwise we followed your tutorial. Great idea!

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