GROSGRAIN Muff Tutorial and Storybook Reversible Cape Pattern!!!!

December 9, 2009

Well, we didn't get to make it out to the Christmas Tree hayride. But I did manage to take these photos downstairs.

The cape that she is wearing was a last minute pattern. It was an alteration to the Wandering Waif Cape. And it can be reversed. I recommend using a limp material. Not stiff. If you use a stiff material take about 5" out of the middle back of the pattern. Again, not recommended.

I used a very stiff material for this cape and it turned out to be quite problematic. I also slightly changed the sleeve holes in jpg pattern I posted. The new way works much better.

This cape is for a 2T. Download the Pattern here. Front. Back. Hood.

I'm just going to give a quick run down in regards to the pattern.

First cut out the material as stated on the patterns. Sew lining first. Sew front two sides to back with right sides together at the curved edges. Be sure to leave a space open between the two lines shown in the pattern. These will be the sleeve holes. Fold the hem of the arm holes in and sew down.

Sew two hood pieces with right sides together along the curved edge. Stop at nape of neck. Sew hood to top of cape.

Then sew exterior the same way. Match the lining and exterior pieces with right sides together and sew around the entire shape leaving a 12" opening at the bottom of the back of the cape.

Turn inside out. Fold the hem of the opening in and sew together so that the opening is now closed.

Add a clasp at the top of the neck. Now for the Muff....

This muff tutorial is for a 2T. For larger sizes add 2" per size to the measu-rements in step one.

First cut your lining fabric and your exterior fabric. For this muff I used a lining that matched the cape. However I think a nice faux rabbit fur lining would work better. I just couldn't find any in the fabric stores.

Cut the lining 10"x11"
Cut the exterior fabric 8"x11"

Fold over the lining fabric by 1" on either long side. Sew.

Fold over exterior fabric by 1/4" on either long side. Sew.

Center the exterior fabric on top of the lining fabric so that wrong sides meet. The lining should peak out at the sides by about half an inch.

Sew the exterior fabric to the lining fabric (see photo).

Make the loops. To do this cut two 1.5" by 6" pieces of fabric. I used the same fabric as the lining but it's up to you.

Fold in the two sides so that they meet in the middle (see photo).

Then fold together and sew down the long side (see photo).

Make two marks in the center of the exterior fabric about an inch and a half away from the left side. Make another two similar marks on the right side.

Place the two ends of the straps in the two holes (see photo).

Turn over to lining side. Sew down the dotted line shown in the photo for all ends of the loops.

Sew the two sides together with exterior fabric facing each other. Then turn right-side-out.

Tie a pretty matching velvet ribbon to the loops and VOILA you're done!

23 {comments}:

dogwood said... Best Blogger Tips

Too cute!
I may just have to try this out for a wee little friend of mine. ;)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! Thanks so much!

Lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute cape!

But really, I must know where you got that awesome backdrop...?

A Wink and a Smile said... Best Blogger Tips

I love love love it! thanks for the tutorial. btw, i meant to mention in my survey but forgot; perhaps you should expand your creative designing skills to making something for a little boy. i love the little girl stuff, but i have a son. it's always hard to think of what to make him that can be fun but boyish/masculine at the same time. :D

Kaleidoscope Eyes 8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Why does my reader only get content summaries? I liked having the whole post there!

Pretty Zesty said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so cute and warm!

Darin said... Best Blogger Tips

I burned myself out on sewing a couple of weeks ago but this might be enough to drag me out of hibernation. (or it might be that my craft room is a complete disaster and I can't quite get the motivation to dig out!)Either way thanks!

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Chacoy said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute is that!!! Crap just when I thought I was getting good:{ I see this cape and muff then I am back with my tricicle:}
Excellent! Thankd you for sharing with us!

Mary-Laure said... Best Blogger Tips

How adorable! A little green riding hood?

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said... Best Blogger Tips

Ummmmm....did you see yet? Jenny already told you....but did you see!! I knew you would....really there was no other choice.....ummmm....yay yay yay yay yay!!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

So adorable!

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

I would LOVE to know where you got that photo backdrop???? That is fantastic!! (as is the cape!)


Sheryl Cole said... Best Blogger Tips

This is So, so cute..I hope you dont mind but I have put a link to this gorgeous tutorial on my blog also linking back to you!


Angie - said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for the pattern and tutorial!

I linked!

Natalie said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern and tutorial!

Spearmint Baby said... Best Blogger Tips

love this...and would love to post on my blog with a link back. would this be ok? shoot me an email if any interest.

Gareth said... Best Blogger Tips

I just used a sewing machine for the first time since high school. This looks like it might be a suitable second project and would keep my two-year old warm. Plus it looks really nice.

The links to the pattern are not working. Could you update?

Thank you, thank you.

Sarah C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I am dying to make this! Could you look into updating the pattern links? Thanks!!!

GINA said... Best Blogger Tips

hi. would love to make this but the pattern link isnt working for me either :(

jennarose said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh no! I've been looking for a great baby cape pattern because I came into some red velvet recently. But the links to the pattern are broken. Help!
You could email me at

laurent said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely cape! I might my daughter would love it! As jennarose said the links to the pattern are broken. If you have a solution to get it tell me.
thank you so much

said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I adore the cape, and would like to make one for my daughter, however, the link to the pattern are broken, could you please relink it or email me your pattern? And thanks for sharing your design, thank you very much

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