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
- 9 Styles French Metric Ruler, Transparent Sew Curve Metric Shaped Ruler Measure Dressmaking Drawing Drafting Measure Template DIY Sewing Ruler Set Perfect for Designers, Pattern Maker and Tailors” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>French Curve
- Soft Tape Measure Double Scale Body Sewing Flexible Ruler for Weight Loss Medical Body Measurement Sewing Tailor Craft Vinyl Ruler, Has Centimetre Scale on Reverse Side 60-inch（White）” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Tape Measure
- Kai 5210: 8-inch Dressmaking Shear with Blade Cap” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Good Scissors
- Pacon 0077810 Paper Grid Roll with 1" Grid Rule, 34-1/2" x 200′ Size, White” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Pattern Paper
Voila! Now you know how easy it is to sew a Sherpa baby cape.