Sew A Sherpa Baby Cape
This Baby Cape Pattern is so easy to make and perfect to toss on when you move baby from house to car seat. It can be draped over or a wrapped around and isn’t bulky like a coat when strapping your baby in! Let’s sew a Sherpa baby cape for the munchkin in your life.
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Start with this gorgeous Sherpa shearling like this Shannon Faux Fur Sherpa
Paired with this a faux leather like this Telio Roxanne Faux Leather in Blush
Measure the length of the child’s arm – neck to tip of finger (or desired side length).
Next, Measure front/back length from neck at center front to desired center front length – I like this long, it gives more coverage.
Finally Measure around child’s chest and arms (the amount that will wrap around their body) and add 5″
Draw pattern on tissue according to these measurements. Use a ruler to connect the dots. I like a French Curve to give a nice line. Cut!
I had a faux leather bonded Sherpa in my stash. If you are using two separate pieces, sew them wrong sides together around the edges before beginning construction, making them a one-piece unit.
Stitch along one shoulder edge with wrong sides facing each other for a rustic look. This also lessens the shoulder bulk which could be uncomfortable for a child.
Fold over leading edge 2 inches, up one side, around neck edge and down other side. Stitch down. Securely sew large snaps to leading edge.
The tools for this job are pretty simple
Voila! Now you know how easy it is to sew a Sherpa baby cape.
Those are beautiful and you make it look very easy to make them.
Great pattern. It can be used for any type of material.
That is adorable!!! Love it!
Adorable!! Love the sherpa cape!
Adorable! That is the cutest, every baby needs one! It would be so much easier than a coat!
Great job! I love to sew! <3 My granddaughter has asked that I teach her. <3
What an adorable cape–and an even cuter baby. 🙂
Thank you! I agree 🙂
Oh my gosh … this would be perfect for my grandbaby! Thanks!
I love this – absolutely adorable! I also love that you showed how to make your own pattern. I can’t believe how expensive patterns are these days! As a fellow seamstress, this is something I would definitely attempt – now if I only had a cute grandbaby to make it for.
Thank you, it’s fun having a new munchkin around.
So super cute! Seriously CUTE!
We think she’s pretty special, thank you.
Awww.. this is beautiful. What a great piece to make for the little ones.
This is perfect for all the cold weather we are having!
What an easy sewing project! It’s so nice to just pull it over their heads instead of messing with bulky sleeves, isn’t it?
What a great idea and project! I wonder if our 3 would like these? Help keep the winter at bay.
That is so cute ?
This is just the most adorable thing. I want one for myself too!
I love this! I may enlarge and make one for me 😉
LOL – Send me a pic when you do!
This is so cute!
How adorable is this!!!
I always wanted a sheepskin coat for myself…but a cape would be fabulous!
You’re very talented.
Very cute! Looks so nice and cozy!
Oh that is absolutely adorable!
That’s so adorable! I love it.
Such a cute idea!